Egypt vs Tanzania - Pharaohs to dominate Tanzania in AFCON warm up

Egypt to produce resounding performance against less fancied Tanzania
Egypt vs Tanzania
Egypt are set for comfortable win over Tanzania in International friendly (Getty Images)

Egypt vs Tanzania Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Egypt are tipped to secure a comfortable victory when they face Tanzania in an International friendly at the at the Borg El Arab Stadium. The Egyptians have a good home record, winning their last three matches and are backed in the -1 handicap market.

Egypt Form & Team News

Egypt suffered defeat in their previous international outing having been beaten 1-0 by Nigeria. They fell behind after only 10 seconds of play and despite creating a number of chances, could not find a way back into the contest.

The Pharaohs are preparing to host the rest of the continent in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and are considered one of the favourites for the title. Javier Aguirre's men usually do their best work in front of their fans having won their last three home matches, scoring 13 goals in that run.

The Egyptians will be without Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, who was given extra time off after leading the Reds to UEFA Champions League glory. Despite Salah's absence, they still have enough quality to take out the Tanzanians with Mahmoud 'Trezeguet' Hassan and Marwan Mohsen expected to start in attack.

Javier Aguirre
Egypt coach Javier Aguirre has led his team to victory in their last three home matches (Getty Images)

Tanzania Form & Team News

Tanzania's last international outing was a 3-0 victory over Uganda in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers which confirmed their participation at the tournament. Simon Msuva opened the scoring on 21 minutes while Erasto Nyoni and Aggrey Morris added further goals in the second half.

The Taifa Stars are set to make a return to the AFCON after a 38-year absence and will face the Egyptians in their only warm up match before the tournament. Emmanuel Amuneke's men are not particularly good travellers having failed to secure a win in their last six away matches.

Tanzania also struggle in attack and are without a goal in their last three away matches. Mbwana Samatta often leads the line for the Tanzanians but the striker is without a goal in his last four away matches.

Egypt vs Tanzania Head to Head 

Egypt have never lost to Tanzania, winning all four previous matches between both teams. The most recent meeting was a 2-0 victory for the Egyptians during the 2017 AFCON qualifiers.

Egypt vs Tanzania Match Up

Even without Salah, Egypt still have plenty of attacking quality in their team. Trezeguet and Mohsen have both scored twice in their last three home matches and should have too much for the Tanzanian defence.

Tanzania’s poor record on the road means they have conceded eight goals in their last four away matches. They are likely to struggle against the Egyptian attack and are not expected to offer much of a threat at the other end of the pitch.

Trezeguet and Marwan Mohsen
Egypt have good qulaity in attack with Marwan Mohsen Mahmoud 'Trezeguet' Hassan (Getty Images)

Egypt vs Tanzania Key Statistics

  • Egypt have won their last 3 home matches (all competitions).
  • Egypt have won their last 4 matches against Tanzania (all competitions).
  • Egypt have scored 3+ goals in their last 3 home matches (all competitions).
  • Tanzania have lost 5 of their last 6 away matches (all competitions).
  • Tanzania have failed to score in their last 3 away matches (all competitions).


Egypt are one of the favourites to lift the AFCON title and are likely to put down a marker against Tanzania who are winless in their last six matches. The Egyptians are backed in the -1 handicap market here in what should be a comfortable win.

Best Bet: Egypt -1 Handicap @ 1.75 at bet365 - 4 Units 
Correct Score Tip: Egypt Win 3-0 @ 6.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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