BURKINA FASO V DJIBOUTI
Burkina Faso will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 0-4 WC Qualifiers - Africa success vs Djibouti.
Paulo Duarte's Burkina Faso have hit the target 10 times in their preceding 6 outings. The tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same games is 5.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 games featuring Djibouti, at least three goals have gone in. The average number of goals per match during that time is 4, with the average number of goals for Djibouti standing at 0.83. We will have to find out if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Prediction: Over 3.5 Goals
LIBYA V EGYPT
Libya will be looking for an improved result here following the 1-0 WC Qualifiers - Africa losing effort in their last game against Egypt.
Libya haven’t made the most of their chances in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 versus opposing sides during their last six outings. In those games, Libya have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them total 4.
A succession of steadfast showings from the Egypt defenders has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 1 from their past 6 outings combined. During the same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 7. Still, it remains to be seen if the trend shall be sustained here in this match or not.
Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals
CYPRUS V MALTA
Cyprus will be looking for an improved result here following the 0-3 WC Qualifiers - Europe losing effort in their last game against Croatia.
In that match, Cyprus had 26% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Croatia had 27 attempts at goal with 11 of them on target. Ivan Perišić (45'), Joško Gvardiol (80') and Marko Livaja (90') scored for Croatia.
A recurring characteristic of recent Cyprus games is the number of nil scores.
From their previous 6 clashes leading up to this one, in as many as 6 of them a bet on "Both Teams to Score" would've lost.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Slovenia in WC Qualifiers - Europe action, Malta and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Malta managed 45% possession and 5 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Slovenia had 20 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Josip Iličić (27', 60'), Andraž Šporar (49') and Benjamin Šeško (67') scored for Slovenia.
Looking at their form, and Malta have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 10 goals in all. In defence, Malta could really do with shoring things up. We will just have to see whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Prediction: Both team to score
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