Kenya hosts Mali in their next World Cup qualifiers match.
The match is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 10 October 2021. The match venue is Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya.
The latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups are previewed in this article, alongside the betting tips and match predictions for the Kenya vs Mali (October 10) game.
Kenya vs Mali (October 10) latest betting odds
Kenya to win odds are situated at 4.00 (+300 American; 3/1 Fractional). The odds for a draw are situated at 3.00 (+200; 2/1), while Mali to win odds are situated at 2.20 (+120; 6/5).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Kenya — 24%, draw — 33%, Mali — 43%.
Latest betting odds on Kenya vs Mali (10 October 2021):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.50 (+150; 3/2)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.50 (-200; 1/2)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on Kenya — 2.00 (+100; evens)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on Mali — 1.75 (-135; 20/27)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.63 (-160; 5/8)
Kenya vs Mali (October 10) match preview and statistics
Kenya is third in the 2nd Round Group E table with two points and a -5 goal difference. They are yet to win a game in the qualifiers, two draws and one loss in three games. A 0-0 draw with Uganda, a 1-1 draw with Kenya and a 0-5 defeat to Rwanda.
The Harambee Stars lost 0-5 away at Mali in their last match. It was a humiliating defeat for the Kenyans. Adama Traore gave Mali the lead in the eighth minute of the match. Ibrahim Kone doubled the lead in the 22nd minute. Kone went ahead to score a hattrick before halftime. He scored the third in the 36th minute and scored the fourth from the penalty spot.
Moussa Doumbia made it 5-0 in the 85th minute of the match. The Harambee Stars were not at their best in the match, and couldn't reply with a goal in the match. They play Mali at home in the next match. Let’s see if they can turn things around.
Kenya team news: no player is injured or suspended for the match.
Mali is first place in the group table with seven points and a +6 points difference. Les Aigles haven’t lost a single game in the qualifiers, with two wins and a draw. They beat Rwanda 1-0 to get their first win, drew 0-0 with Uganda and won 5-0 against Kenya.
A big win over the Harambees in their last match. Adama Traore opened the scoring in the early minutes of the game. Ibrahim Kone scored a hattrick in the first half, while Moussa Doumbia scored the fifth goal in the 85th minute of the second half.
Traore scored the goal that gave them their first set of points in the first match and opened the scoring in the last match. He’s been a top player for the team. Mali is first in the table and edging closer to qualification. They seek a win as they play the Harambee Stars away.
Mali team news: no player is injured or suspended for the match.
Kenya vs Mali H2H
Mali hasn’t lost to Kenya in their last three meetings. They demolished the Harambee Stars five goals to nil in their last meeting.
Kenya vs Mali (October 10) key players and lineups
Kenya projected starting lineup:
- Ian Otieno
- Daniel Sakari
- Joseph Okumu
- Eugene Asike
- Bolton Omwenga
- Lawrence Juma
- Richard Odada
- Hassan Abdallah
- Kenneth Muguna
- Boniface Muchiri
- Michael Olunga
The key player to watch out for is Michael Olunga. The striker needs to pick up his scoring boots ahead of this tie to help his team avoid losing this game.
Mali projected starting lineup:
- Ibrahim Mounkoro
- Hamari Traore
- Falaye Sacko
- Boubakar Kouyate
- Charles Traore
- Mohamed Camara
- Amadou Haidara
- Adama Traore
- Moussa Doumbia
- Moussa Djenepo
- Ibrahima Kone
Ibrahima Koné is the key player to watch out for in this match. The 22 years old scored a hattrick in their last match against Kenya. He looks forward to netting another goal in this match.
Adama Traore is a key player to watch out for. He is an important player to this side, scored their game winner against Uganda and opened the scoring in the last match.
Kenya vs Mali (October 10) betting tips and prediction
Mali is in good shape ahead of this match. Although they have a poor away record, haven't scored in four away games. The Kenyans will want to get back at them in this game, seeing they play on their own turf. Predicting both teams to score in this match and Mali draw or win.
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)
Odds: 2.20 (+120 American; 6/5 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Mali to win
Odds: 2.20 (+120 American; 6/5 Fractional)