Kenya – Sierra Leone SOCCER PICKS
Kenya and Sierra Leone meet at the Moi International Sports Center, in a match for this phase of the Africa Cup of Nations Qualification (Group Stage). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, the home team is currently in the 1 st position, with 7 points won. In the last match, they won by (3-0) at home against Ethiopia, after in the previous match, they tied for (0-0) away with Ethiopia. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 19 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Kenya have won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. Defensive has been strong and they have only conceded goals in 1 of the last 4 matches, and their attack has scored regularly, since who scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 5 of the last 10 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 10 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Despite being in the leadership, the Kenyan national team has still not guaranteed qualification for the African Nations Cup, so it does not want to give margins to errors, therefore, it hopes to achieve perfection in the games that are missing for finally confirm your rating. To win is what matters to him in the games that are still to be played and he knows he has the capacity to do so, so he expects to have attitude and quality so as not to let the opponent surprise him. At this moment the selection will enter the field motivated to achieve its objectives and does not want to disappoint its fans.
The away team is currently in the 4 th position, with 3 points won, after 1 win and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Kenya, by (2-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Ethiopia, by (1-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 draws and 12 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 5 away matches Sierra Leone has a draw and 4 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 6 of the last 7 matches.
Undoubtedly, to get to the African Nations Cup the road is complicated, but it is not impossible and at least its role the selection of Sierra Leone wants to do, that is, wants good results in the games that need to play. In the field he expects to have consistent and intelligent performances, knowing how to score defensively and attack at the right moments, because in this way he will run less risk of being surprised. In spite of being aware of the difficulty that will have ahead in this round it is evident that he is not going to give up and will do everything to leave the field with the three points.