Aston Villa vs. Arsenal: 15 hrs 47 mins
Upcoming predictions and previews
Collect News Data
World Cup Qualifying - Africa | Group Stage
Nov 21, 2023 at 7pm UK
Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium
0 - 2

Mao (18'), Dismas (36'), Mwaikenda (74')
Dismas (65')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Ziyech (28'), Mwaikenda (53' og.)
Mazraoui (13'), Hakimi (52'), Amrabat (65'), Ziyech (74')

Preview: Tanzania vs. Morocco - prediction, team news, lineups

:Headline: Preview: Tanzania vs. Morocco - prediction, team news, lineups:
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's World Cup Qualifying - Africa clash between Tanzania and Morocco, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Sports Mole

Looking to make it back-to-back wins at the beginning of a potential road to North America, Tanzania will host Morocco at Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium on Tuesday night in CAF World Cup qualifiers.

The Kilimanjaro Stars secured a narrow opening-day success over Niger last time out, while Morocco are yet to kick off their quest to feature at the next World Cup.

Match preview

After being drawn into a competitive-looking section alongside Morocco, Zambia, Congo and Niger, Tanzania faced the latter nation on Saturday afternoon and managed to come away from Stade de Marrakech with maximum points to kick-start their qualification campaign for 2026.

Charles M'Mombwa netted the Kilimanjaro Stars' only goal of the contest in the second period against Niger, and with Simba goalkeeper Aishi Manula keeping a clean sheet on the weekend, Tanzania were able to earn all three points during round one of the rejigged format of qualification.

Adel Amrouche's side finished only behind North African giants Algeria in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying group earlier in the year, despite Tanzania winning just two of their six matches and scoring only three goals as they bested Uganda and the aforementioned Niger.

The Kilimanjaro Stars have only faced off against Morocco on three occasions in their humble footballing history, with Tuesday's hosts beating the Atlas Lions 3-1 when they last visited Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium in March 2013.

Following their remarkable run to the semi-finals of last year's World Cup in Qatar, Morocco will be expecting to book their place at the 2026 edition of the competition with a flawless qualifying campaign, but they have had to wait until now to get their North American mission underway.

The Atlas Lions were scheduled to clash with Eritrea earlier in this international window to start the Group E matches, but the Red Sea Camels decided to withdraw from the qualification process due to worries that some players would seek political asylum after leaving the country.

Since exiting the World Cup at the final-four stage due to the talents of Kylian Mbappe and France, Morocco have endured a mixed 2023, beating South American giants Brazil in a friendly March but also playing out less-than-inspiring goalless draws with Peru and Cape Verde.

Many of the Atlas Lions' star names have earned big-money moves after impressing at last year's World Cup, including Sofyan Amrabat and goalkeeper Bono, who secured lucrative switches to Manchester United of the Premier League and Al-Hilal of the Saudi Pro League respectively.

Tanzania World Cup Qualifying - Africa form:

Tanzania form (all competitions):

Morocco World Cup Qualifying - Africa form:

Morocco form (all competitions):

Read more!

Team News

Tanzania are expected to field a similar XI to the one which defeated Niger in their opener earlier in the international break, meaning Aldershot Town's Haji Mnoga and Bakari Nondo will start at the heart of the hosts' backline.

Sospeter Bajana was handed only his third international appearance last time out since making his debut back in December, and the midfielder should line up alongside Ibrahim Hamad and Simon Msuva in the engine room once again.

Despite having not featured for Marseille since the win over Nice in Ligue 1 on October 21 due to a thigh injury, midfielder Azzedine Ounahi has been included in the Morocco squad and could play a part on Tuesday.

Former France Under-21 international Sofiane Diop has been named in an Atlas Lions squad for the first time after pledging his allegiance to the World Cup semi-finalists, and the Nice youngster could make his debut in Tanzania.

With 17 international goals to his name, the towering Youssef En-Nesyri could move above former Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh in the nation's all-time scoring charts should the 26-year-old bag a brace on Tuesday night.

Tanzania possible starting lineup:
Manula; Dickson, Nondo, Mnoga, Miroshi; Msuva, Hamad, Bajana; Samatta, M'Mombwa, Salum

Morocco possible starting lineup:
Bono; Hakimi, Aguerd, Saiss, Attiyat Allah; Azzouzi, Harit, Ounahi; Khannous, En-Nesyri, Kaabi

We say: Tanzania 0-2 Morocco

Tanzania got their World Cup qualification campaign off to a solid start with victory over Niger, but the visit of Morocco is arguably the sternest test that a nation could face in the CAF region.

The Atlas Lions will be raring to get some points on the board after their contest with Eritrea was cancelled at short notice, and we believe that Walid Regragui's men will earn maximum points in this one.

For data analysis of the most likely results, scorelines and more for this match please click here.

body check tags ::

Previews by email

Click here to get Sports Mole's daily email of previews and predictions for every major game!

amp_article__529374 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2023-11-19 14:28:04:
html db last update - 2023-11-19 12:54:10 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html
Game History
Read more!
Share this article now:
Read Next:
Manchester United handed Sofyan Amrabat injury concern

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sports Mole provides in-depth previews and predictions for every match from the biggest leagues and competitions in world football.
Sign up for our FREE daily preview newsletter direct to your inbox!
Read more about Charles M'Mombwa Aishi Manula Adel Amrouche Kylian Mbappe Sofyan Amrabat Bono Haji Mnoga Bakari Nondo Sospeter Bajana Ibrahim Hamad Simon Msuva Azzedine Ounahi Sofiane Diop Youssef En-Nesyri Marouane Chamakh Walid Regragui Football
Follow @SportsMole for the latest breaking news stories, and follow @sm_headlines to get every headline from Sports Mole
Recommended Next on SM
Manchester United handed Sofyan Amrabat injury concern
Pep Guardiola delivers Kevin De Bruyne injury update

Page options

Read more!
Premier League Table
3Aston Villa15102334201432
4Manchester CityMan City1593336171930
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs158342922727
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd159061818027
7Newcastle UnitedNewcastle1582532171526
8Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton157443227525
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham157352625124
13Wolverhampton WanderersWolves155372025-518
14Crystal Palace154471421-716
16Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest153481627-1113
18Luton TownLuton1523101630-149
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd1512121141-305
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sports Mole provides in-depth previews and predictions for every match from the biggest leagues and competitions in world football.
Sign up for our FREE daily preview newsletter direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

primis in bodyhistory www

Team News: Aston Villa vs. Arsenal injury, suspension list, predicted XIs



How Barcelona could line up against Girona



Man United 'learn asking price for Valencia's Javi Guerra'



Confirmed gameweek 16 Premier League team news and manager quotes for every club



Preview: Stuttgart vs. Leverkusen - prediction, team news, lineups



Preview: Arouca vs. Rio Ave - prediction, team news, lineups



Lindelof ruled out of Man United's clash with Bournemouth



Preview: Everton vs. Chelsea - prediction, team news, lineups



Preview: Spurs vs. Newcastle - prediction, team news, lineups



Friday's Primeira Liga predictions including Benfica vs. Farense



. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .