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World Cup – Uganda vs Kenya: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the World Cup qualifier between Uganda and Kenya and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Uganda are stepping into this World Cup qualification Group E game against Kenya with a strong inclination towards getting all three points. Their recent victories against Rwanda have them running on boiled blood as they hope to grab their first win against the visiting side after a long time. The Wasps have been poor during this year’s qualification having won just one of their last five fixtures. It will be a test for the Cranes as they have the advantage of playing at St. Mary’s Stadium in Kampala.

Our tip

Facts and figures for Uganda vs Kenya in World Cup.

  • Uganda unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row;
  • Uganda unbeaten the last 14 matches in a row at home;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Uganda’s last 10 matches in the row;
  • Uganda have not conceded in the last 10 of 12 matches.
  • Kenya did not win the last 5 matches in a row;
  • Kenya did not win the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Kenya’s last 7 of 9 matches;
  • Kenya conceded the last 7 matches in a row when playing away.

Current form — Uganda v. Kenya

Uganda attracting close wins

Uganda will be out to extend their close winning run of results lately with some goals this evening. The Cranes look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment, as their last 3 matches saw them gaining 7 points. They started off drawing 0-0 with Kenya, before downing first Rwanda by 1-0, then Rwanda in a 1-0 win.

Kenya battle for a win

The Wasps will hope to achieve something from this fixture as they have been pretty dull in this qualification. They lost their last two games, both to Mali by 1-0 and 5-0. Before those, Kenya have just managed to get two points from two draws against Rwanda and Uganda.

Uganda v. Kenya — fixture history

Betting on the draw would have earned you a sound profit the last time Uganda played Kenya at undefined. The pair split the points in a 0-0 match, where no one managed to get the upper hand. The bookmakers naturally have prices available on the upcoming encounter. Another draw will payout at 3.30, whereas a win for Uganda pays out at 1.53. The best prize for a win for Kenya returns you odds 6.50. Uganda have been able to win 22% of their last 9 encounters against upcoming Kenya in the World Cup. In other words, they have a 2-6-1 recent record, with the latter winning 11% of the matches. In the last 9 meetings of these teams, the opponents played on an equal footing.

Current standings in the World Cup

Uganda are second in Group E with eight points, whereas Kenya sit in the third spot with just two points.

Primary goal getter

Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Fahad Bayo. He is one of the Uganda players, who is showing decent form right now. He managed to find the back of the net 2 times in his most recent outing. Surely, he will want to add more goals against Kenya. The visitors will be looking to in-form Michael Olunga to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. Michael Olunga netted 2 goals for Kenya in their latest matches.