Kenya cannot be seen as a team on form, as they have won only once from their last four outings and they don’t have a huge amount of experience at tournaments. They were outplayed by Algeria in their opener, going down 2-0 though the score line could have been different had they not taken their foot off the gas.
Emmanuel Amunike’s Taifa Stars have not been very good and it is fair to say that their form is as bad as Kenya’s. Mbwana Samatta led in attack in their last match but his teammates need to give him better service.
Kenya have won four out of eight matches against Tanzania where two of those matches ended in draws whilst the other two ended in defeat. Kenya look like the team likely to take the day here owing to their better head to head and there is value in backing them to win at odds of 2.30.
Meetings between these two have hardly been high scoring, with the last four fixtures seeing just a single goal scored in three of them. From the look of things there is value to be found in backing Under 2.5 Goals at odds of 1.40 here.
Kenya qualified for AFCON with none of their games finishing with both teams finding the net. They have seen both teams score in just one of their last 11 fixtures. The same is true for their opponents who have seen both teams find the net in just one their last nine games, making odds for Both teams to Score No look good at odds of 1.60.
Kenyan winger Ayub Masika is expected to bring some experience and a creative threat on the left flank.
Genk striker Samatta will lead the Taifa Stars attack whilst Simon Msuva will also be charged with forcing the Kenyan defence to unlock.
Kenya: Matasi, Okumu, Mohammed, Khamis, Otieno, Odhiambo, Wanyama, Olunga, Kahata, Masika, Omondi
Tanzanie: Manula, Ramadhani, Morris, Yondani, Michael, Salum, Mao, Msuva, Bocco, Mussa, Samata