Important points are up for grabs this weekend in Group E of the CAF World Cup qualifiers as Uganda and Rwanda are both looking for their first wins. A defeat for either country could spell the end of their hopes of reaching the World Cup final in Qatar.
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Rwanda and Uganda find themselves in this match as the two sides are in the bottom two places in Group E. Rwanda is the nation at the bottom of the standings, while Uganda is just a point ahead of them in third place.
It wasn’t the worst start in Group E for Uganda as they haven’t lost a game in this pool so far, but they have been stuck with a consecutive 0-0 draw. Scoring goals has certainly been a problem for them, and this is something they will have to tackle if they want to move up the leaderboard in the group. However, the fact that they are unbeaten in two group matches should not be overlooked as they have shown a strong defensive play which could give them an excellent opportunity.
Rwanda has yet to find form in Group E as they have lost once and have been right once in the group stage. Unlike Uganda, however, they did score a goal, with that strike in their last group match against Kenya, when the countries drew a 1-1 draw. Abdul Rwatubyaye equalized after twenty minutes in that match.
Both sides will need to improve on the showings they’ve put in Group E so far, as the stakes couldn’t be much higher in this crucial third round of qualifiers.
Rwanda vs Uganda Head to Head
These two nations are no strangers to each other as this will be the 34th meeting between the parties. Uganda has won 14 wins while Rwanda has won 10 times. However, Rwanda has not recorded a win in this match since 2007 and that point without a win currently stands at seven matches. Three of the last four games have ended in a draw.
Rwanda vs Uganda Prediction
Rwanda’s record in this match is worrying, meaning we could expect an away win in this match this week. It will be an exciting game, but a 1-0 victory for the traveling side will be the choice.
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