2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying – Comoros vs Egypt Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Comoros vs Egypt kick off? Monday 18th November, 2019 – 13:00 (UK)

Where is Comoros vs Egypt being played? Malouzini Stadium, Moroni

What TV channel is Comoros vs Egypt on? Comoros vs Egypt will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Comoros vs Egypt? Comoros vs Egypt will not be streamed live in the UK

Where can I get tickets for Comoros vs Egypt? Tickets can be purchased at the stadium on the day of the match

THE TEAM NEWS

COMOROS

  • Comoros face group favourites Egypt having earned a shock 1-0 win away from home against Togo on Thursday to get their 2021 AFCON qualifying campaign off to a winning start.
  • Having taken the lead six minutes after half-time with Belgium-based forward Faiz Selemanie scoring the only goal of the match they held firm against the pressure from Togo with keeper Ali Ahamada in fine form.
  • A match against one of the African football powerhouses will hold no fear for Comoros as they earned a draw against both Cameroon and Morocco in their 2019 AFCON qualifying group.

EGYPT

  • Egypt travel to play Comoros on the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw at home against Kenya in their first match of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, in what was new coach Hossam El Badry’s first competitive game in charge.
  • Without their star forward Mohamed Salah, who was missing through injury, they struggled to push home their advantage having taken the lead just before half-time with Kenya also losing two players to injury during the first half. Kenya’s equalising goal in the second half came after some uncertain defending from Egypt.
  • The coach has promised to make some changes but he will still have to do without Salah and their options in attack are lessened further with the news that Ahmed Gomaa picked up an injury in training and did not travel with the team.

THE PREDICTION

The start to his new job has been far from ideal for Egypt’s coach Hossam El Badry with Mohamed Salah missing through injury weakening them and the draw against Kenya in front of a sparse home crowd was very uninspiring. The task for Egypt does not get any easier with a potentially tricky visit to buoyant Comoros who are full of confidence after their shock 1-0 win in Togo. Comoros have drawn against both Cameroon and Morocco on home soil recently and they can add Egypt to that list with this game predicted to end in a stalemate.

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