Somalia vs Eswatini prediction 20.03.2024

Somalia

Somalia

0 : 3

Eswatini

Eswatini

1

6.74

X

4.4

2

1.45

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  • Competition: Africa Cup of Nations, Preliminary Round, 1st leg
  • Date: Wednesday, 20th March 2024
  • Kickoff: 16:00 UTC / 17:00 CET
  • Venue: El Abdi Stadium (Morocco)

The Somalia national team are one of the worst in the World, currently ranked #198 in the FIFA World Rankings. Those last places are mostly reserved for national teams from microstates, and even though Somalia have more than 18 million in population, they are constantly among the worst football teams in the World. Throughout their history, they have never qualified for any major tournaments, which seems unlikely to change soon. In fact, they have never gone past the preliminary round in any Qualifiers for major tournaments. 

Just like Somalia, Eswatini have never played in any major tournament. However, unlike their opponents, they rarely finished qualifiers in the preliminary rounds. In the last Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers (preliminary round), they faced Somalia and easily beat them on a 5:1 aggregate. 

Somalia vs Eswatini pick: Under 2.5 goals

Somalia played five games last year and managed to win just one point while scoring just one goal - 0.2 per game. So, it is tough to expect a goal from them, especially since they will not have the home advantage and will play on a neutral pitch in the 1st leg. 

Eswatini weren't much better offensively lately. In the last five matches, they also scored only once, and because of that terrible offensive display, they were under 2.5 goals in four of those five matches. 

Both teams have been absolutely terrible in the previous matches. Considering all the above and both teams' terrible goal-scoring displays, we strongly believe we will have fewer than three goals in this match. 

Somalia vs Eswatini Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Eswatini

    2 : 1

    Somalia

    Africa Cup of Nations Qualifications

  2. Somalia

    0 : 3

    Eswatini

    Africa Cup of Nations Qualifications

Somalia

Somalia team news

According to African media, the home stadiums in Somalia do not meet CAF Regulations, so this match will be played at El Abdi Stadium in Morocco. 

After a two-year absence, Somalia's midfielder, Abdulsamed Abdullahi, returned to the national team. He plays in Montenegro for FK Decic and has had an excellent season. 

Last matches of Somalia

  1. Somalia

    0 : 1

    Uganda

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  2. Algeria

    3 : 1

    Somalia

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  3. Somalia

    0 : 2

    Sierra Leone

    Friendly International

  4. Niger

    3 : 0

    Somalia

    Friendly International

  5. Tanzania

    2 : 1

    Somalia

    African Nations Championship Qualification

Somalia lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 13

    Mustaf Yuusuf

Defenders

  • 2

    Abdi Mohamed

  • 8

    Ahmed Isse

  • 4

    Isse Abdulkadir Ibrahim

  • 15

    Saadiq Faisal Elmi

Midfielders

  • 16

    Marsis

  • 5

    Ahmed Abdullahi Abdi

  • 10

    Ibrahim Ilyas

  • 6

    Omar Jama

Forwards

  • 17

    Sakariya Hassan

  • 12

    Yusuf Ahmed

Eswatini

Eswatini team news

Almost all players play in the domestic league. Only Justice Figuareido (Richards Bay, South Africa) plays outside of Eswatini.

Last matches of Eswatini

  1. Eswatini

    0 : 2

    Cape Verde Islands

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  2. Eswatini

    0 : 1

    Libya

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  3. Botswana

    2 : 1

    Eswatini

    Friendly International

  4. South Africa

    0 : 0

    Eswatini

    Friendly International

  5. Burkina Faso

    0 : 0

    Eswatini

    Africa Cup of Nations Qualifications

Eswatini lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 23

    Khanyakwezwe Shabalala

Defenders

  • 3

    Kwakhe Thwala

  • 14

    Mzwandile Mabelesa

  • 6

    Sibongakhonkhe Silenge

  • 20

    Mxolisi Simiso Manana

Midfielders

  • 21

    Sifiso Matse

  • 19

    Samkelo Ginindza

  • 9

    Philani Mkhontfo

Forwards

  • 10

    Sabelo Ndzinisa

  • 11

    Njabulo Magagula

  • 5

    Bongwa Matsebula

3 Reasons why we should see fewer than three goals

  1. Both teams scored one goal in the last five games
  2. Eswatini kept two clean sheets in the previous five games
  3. Eswatini were under 2.5 goals in four of the last five matches

Main prediction Somalia - Eswatini

Under 2.5 goals

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winrate

55% winrate

wins

2 wins in a row

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Best odds:1.45

Somalia vs Eswatini - FAQ

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Who could be the goalscorer for Somalia?

Yusuf Ahmed, who should be Somalia's starting striker.

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Who could be the goalscorer for Eswatini?

Sabelo Ndzinisa, who scored 15 goals in 63 appearances for the national team.