One week before the start of the Africa Cup 2019 the host of the tournament starts the hot preparation phase. Until the opening match of the 32nd edition of the CAF Championship on 21 June between Egypt and Zimbabwe for the Pharaohs are still two test matches.
On Wednesday evening, the national team of Egypt meets in Borg El Arab on the selection of Tanzania. The final test on Sunday will be against Guinea. The Egyptians of course want to use the home advantage and also win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. With that, the Egyptians would add another title to the record seven African Cup victories.
Football Betting Tips of the Day Egypt vs Tanzania
The small football nation of Tanzania reached the African Cup in 2019 for only the second time in its history. Very cheeky and confident, the “Taifa Stars” nevertheless declared the goal “Round of 16” for the finals. The bookies see before the friendly match Egypt vs Tanzania on the odds but not so much potential among the East Africans. For a victory of Egypt, there are odds of up to 1.19. On the other hand, a score of up to 16.25 would be a sensation. The betting base expects in their preview also with the Egyptians and sets in the duel Egypt vs Tanzania their tip on “Egypt wins to zero”.
Egypt – Statistics & Current Form
Egypt won the first Africa Cup in 1957. In 2010, the Pharaohs succeeded in becoming the first nation to win the Africa Cup three times in a row. In the last edition of the African Cup, Egypt lost the final with 1: 2 against Cameroon. Now, the title is in her own country. A total of three times, the Egyptian national football team has reached a World Cup finals, the last time in 2018 in Russia. Under coach Hector Cuper it was enough for the Egyptians in a group with Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia only for the last place. After the 2018 World Cup, the Mexican Javier Aguirre took over the national team of Egypt as coach. The contract of predecessor Cuper had not been extended after the preliminary round. Aguirre had already looked after nations such as Mexico and Japan and led his home country in 2002 and 2010 respectively in the World Cup knockout round.
Now, the Mexicans should best win the eighth Africa Cup with Egypt and then lead the country to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The record under the new coach is four wins, a draw and a defeat. Top star of the Pharaohs is of course the newly crowned Champions League winner Mohamed Salah from Liverpool. Also from the Premier League comes Mohamed Elneny, who is currently still at Arsenal under contract, but probably looking for a new club for the summer. Also Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa) and Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion) are from the English football in the squad. In Group A of the 2019 Africa Cup, Egypt will face DR Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe. In qualifying for the finals, the Egyptians had only achieved second place in Group J behind Tunisia. Coach Aguirre stroked Ahmed Aboulfotouh and Mohamed Abou-Gabal from his squad.
Expected formation of Egypt:
↳ El Shenawy – Ashraf, El Mohamady, Hegazi, Elmohamady – Hamed, Elneny, Hassan – Mohsen, Warda, Gaber
Last matches of Egypt:
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – Nigeria Vs. Egypt 1: 0 (International Friendlies)
⚽️ 23.03.2019 – Niger vs. Egypt 1: 1 (African Championship qualification)
⚽️ 16.11.2018 – Egypt vs. Tunisia 3: 2 (African Championship qualification)
⚽️ 16/10/2018 – Swaziland Vs. Egypt 0: 2 (Africa Championship qualification)
⚽️ 10/12/2018 – Egypt vs. Swaziland 4: 1 (Africa Championship qualification)
Tanzania – Statistics & Current Form
The football national team of the East African state of Tanzania is currently ranked 131 in the FIFA World Ranking. This year, the Taifa Stars have reached the Africa Cup for the second time in their history after 1980. The Tanzanian national football team certainly profited from the expansion of the field of participants. For the first time, this year’s continental championship of Africa will be attended by 24 instead of 16 nations. Since August 2018, the national team is coached by former football professional Emmanuel Amunike from Nigeria. The “Taifa Stars” had to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup in the group L ran. There, the East Africans were second behind Uganda with two wins, two draws and two defeats and landed two and three points ahead of Lesotho and Cape Verde.
At the 2019 finals, coach Amunike’s men will face Senegal, Algeria and Kenya in Group C. As the first team, Tanzania lands in Egypt and prepares for the Africa Cup 2019. The coach has been forced to remove nine players from his temporary 32-man squad after the preparatory matches against Egypt and Zimbabwe. The aim of the “Taifa Stars” is the first time reaching the second round. The focus is on Mbwana Samatta, who plays in Belgium for the first division and newly crowned champion KRC Genk and was with 20 goals top scorer of the Jupiler League. Adi Yussuf will play in the League One for Blackpool from next season. Players like Jonas Mkude, Ibrahim Ajib, Ayoub Lyanga, Ally Ally, Kassim Khamis, Kennedy Wilson and Shomari Kapombe were not considered by the coach.
Expected lineup of Tanzania:
↳ Manula – Michael, Morris, Yondani, Kessy – Musa, Yahya, Nyoni – Msuva, Samata, Bocco
Last matches of Tanzania:
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Tanzania Vs. Uganda 3: 0 (Africa Championship qualification)
⚽️ 18.11.2018 – Lesotho Vs. Tanzania 1: 0 (Africa Championship qualification)
⚽️ 16.10.2018 – Tanzania Vs. Cape Verde 2: 0 (Africa Championship qualification)
⚽️ 12.10.2018 – Cape Verde Vs. Tanzania 3: 0 (African Championship qualification)
⚽️ 08.09.2018 – Uganda Vs. Tanzania 0: 0 (African Championship qualification)
Egypt vs Tanzania Direct Comparison
Egypt and Tanzania have met in twelve international matches so far. With eleven wins and a draw, the direct comparison speaks more than clear for the Egyptians. The draw between the two nations was the same in the first international match in October 1975.
Egypt vs Tanzania Our Football Tips Provided by Our Insider Tipsters
With the somewhat unfortunate 0: 1 in the friendly against Nigeria at the end of March, Egypt conceded the first defeat under coach Aguirre. It was also the first bankruptcy after five unbeaten games in series. Before and during the World Cup, the Pharaohs had not won nine games in a row. Egypt are quite strong at home and have all won their last three home games. Superstar Mohamed Salah got some time to recover after the Champions League final and thus misses against Tanzania. Tanzania has only won three of the last 15 internationals. There were six draws and six defeats during this period. The Taifa Stars have been waiting for a win since six international matches. In the last three guest appearances, the East Africans did not even score a goal. Top scorer Samatta has been without a goal for four away internationals.
Key Facts – Egypt vs Tanzania tips
⭐️ With the 0: 1 against Nigeria in the last international match went for the Pharaohs a series of five games without defeat to an end
⭐️ The “Taifa Stars” are waiting for a win since six away internationals
⭐️ Tanzania has only been able to score one point in 12 games against Egypt so far
The forerunners seem clear: on Thursday, the 57th FIFA World Ranking receives the number 131. Even the direct comparison speaks clearly for the hosts of the upcoming Africa Cup. After the first defeat under Coach Aguirre, the Egyptians need tailwind in time for the start of the tournament. Anything but a victory against the dwarf Tanzania would certainly not be conducive to the atmosphere in their own country before the final tournament. Of course, Mohamed Salah will miss the Pharaohs. But the superstar is in the final round in a fit condition more urgently needed than in the friendly against Tanzania. The last two games go to Tanzania won Egypt without conceding. In addition, Tanzania remained in his last three appearances without own goals. We believe that this series will continue on Thursday and set Egypt vs Tanzania our tip on “Egypt wins to zero”.
Insider Tips: Egypt wins to zero