World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Mali vs Uganda prediction and betting tips (November 14)
The first meeting between both sides in the group ended 0-0. Mali has qualified for the play-off round of the qualifiers. Will they get a win to further boost their confidence?
Uganda drew their last game against Kenya as they failed to make the play-off round
Uganda drew their last game against Kenya as they failed to make the play-off round
by No Avatar Lukman Olateju

Mali will play Uganda in the last game of Group E of the CAF qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.

The match will start at 3:00 p.m. G.M.T. on Sunday, 14 November 2021. The match venue is the Stade Adrar, Agadir.

Below you will find betting tips and match prediction for the Mali vs Uganda (November 14) matchup in the 2022 World Cup qualification.

Mali vs Uganda (November 14) latest odds on betting sites

Mali has their winning odds placed at 1.93 (-108 American; 93/100 Fractional). Uganda has their winning odds placed at 4.28 (+328; 82/25). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 2.88 (+188; 47/25).

The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Mali — 47%, draw — 32%, Uganda — 21%.

Latest betting odds on Mali vs Uganda (14 November 2021):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.69 (+169; 169/100)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.43 (-233; 43/100)
  • Asian handicap (-1.50) on Mali — 3.90 (+290; 29/10)
  • Asian handicap (+1.50) on Uganda — 1.23 (-435; 23/100)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.29 (+129; 129/100)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.59 (-169; 59/100)

Mali vs Uganda (November 14) match preview and stats

Mali secured qualification after thrashing Rwanda by three goals to nil in their last qualifier game. Djihad Bizimana was sent off in the seventh minute after a foul on the last man, denying a goal scoring chance. Moussa Djenepo opened the scoreline in the 19th minute with a nice curler from 25 yards.

Ibrahima Kone doubled their lead in the 21st minute from close range after a huge mistake from the goalkeeper. Kalifa Coulibaly scored the last goal of the game with a brilliant strike from 28 yards.

Mali are top of the group with 13 points and have four out of five games. The Eagles have scored the most goals in their group (10) while conceding the fewest goals (0). Mali have kept clean sheets in their last five games. The Eagles have secured a spot in the play-off round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Mali team news: All players are available and in contention for the game.

Uganda drew their last game against Kenya as they can no longer make the play-off round of the qualifiers. Michael Olunga opened the scoreline in the 62nd minute with a nice header into the bottom left corner. Fahad Bayo scored the equaliser in the 89th minute tapping in a drop ball from the goalkeeper.

Uganda are second in the table with nine points and won't play at the World Cup. The Cranes have scored three goals while conceding just one goal in the qualifiers with a goal difference of +2.

Uganda team news: All players are fit and available for the game.

Mali vs Uganda H2H

The first meeting between both sides in the group ended 0-0.

Three of the last three games between both sides ended in a draw.

Mali vs Uganda (November 14) key players and lineups

Mali projected starting lineup:

  • Ibrahim Mounkoro
  • Falaye Sacko
  • Kiki Kouyate
  • Charles Traore
  • Hamari Traore
  • Aliou Dieng
  • Mohamed Camara
  • Amadou Haidara
  • Moussa Djenepo
  • Adama Traore
  • Ibrahima Kone

Notable subs: El Bilal Toure.

Ibrahima Kone has been Mali’s best player in the qualifiers. Kone has been exceptional in front of goal as he scored a hattrick in their 5-0 victory over Kenya. The Malian international got a goal in their 3-0 victory over Rwanda. Kone has scored five goals in the qualifiers.

Uganda projected starting lineup:

  • Ismail Watenga
  • Denis Iguma
  • Enock Walusimbi
  • Awanyi Timothy
  • Isaac Muleme
  • Milton Karisa
  • Bobosi Byaruhanga
  • Khalid Aucho
  • Orit Ibrahim
  • Stephen Mukwala
  • Bayo Fahad

Notable subs: Innocent Wafula, Moses Waiswa.

Bayo Fahad scored Uganda’s goal in their 1-1 draw against Kenya. Fahad signed for an Israeli team, F.C. Ashdod in 2020 from Buildcon F.C. where he scored nine goals and provided six assists. The Ugandan striker played his first international game in 2018 against Sao Tome. Fahad is a very good striker and is an important player in the team.

Mali vs Uganda (November 14) betting tips and predictions

Mali are in top form as they qualified for the play-off. The Eagles have been one of the best African teams during the qualifiers with four wins out of five. Mali are top of their group with 13 points. The Eagles have scored 10 goals while failing to concede a goal in an astonishing defensive record for the team. Mali won games with margins in their qualification quest with a 5-0 win over Kenya and a 3-0 win over Rwanda being the main highlight of their run. The Eagles have won four of their last six games, scoring 10 goals and conceding just one. Mali qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations after finishing top of their group with 13 points. The Eagles will be looking to play in the play-off round as they look to make their first appearance at the World Cup in Qatar.

Uganda drew their last game against Kenya as they failed to make the play-off round. The Cranes won two games during the qualifiers while drawing three games. Uganda are second in the group with nine points. The Cranes have scored three goals while conceding just once during the qualifiers. Uganda have won two of their last six games in all competitions scoring four goals and conceding four goals. Uganda will be looking to end the qualifiers with a win against Mali, although they can no longer qualify.

Betting prediction: Asian handicap (-0.75) on Mali

Odds: 2.80 (+180 American; 9/5 Fractional)

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