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Date: Thursday 16th November 2023
Kick-Off: 16:00 UK, 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade de Franceville
Gabon to Win
2-1 to Gabon
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This FIFA World Cup Qualifier clash between Gabon and Kenya is scheduled for Thursday 16th November 2023. Read this Gabon vs Kenya preview and analysis for more details, which includes our best free predictions for the clash.
Gabon vs Kenya predictions and top betting tips
The CAF FIFA World Cup Qualifiers begin with Gabon playing their first match of the qualifiers against Kenya.
Match result prediction: Gabon to Win
For our first prediction, we at Football Ground Guide predict that Gabon will earn all three points in their first World Cup Qualifier against Kenya. Gabon is the better footballing nation with the sides ranked over twenty places apart in the FIFA World Rankings. Kenya has just one win in their previous six competitive international matches, a 2-1 win against Rwanda. Gabon ended their African Cup of Nations Qualifiers in poor form losing their last three matches but did win one and draw one in their four matches before those three defeats. Players like Denis Bouanga and Mario Lemina are just some of the Gabon squad names that will help beat Kenya.
Both teams to score prediction: Yes
For our second prediction, we at Football Ground Guide predict that both nations will find the back of the net in this encounter. Both Gabon and Kenya have failed to keep a clean sheet in all of their previous four matches with Gabon keeping just one clean sheet in their previous six matches while Kenya has kept just one clean sheet in their previous eight. Both nations are weak defensively and we believe that will play its part in preventing both teams from keeping a clean sheet.
Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Gabon
For our third and final prediction, we at Football Ground Guide predict that Gabon will earn a 2-1 victory in their first match for the World Cup Qualifiers. Offensively Gabon should have too much power for Kenya to deal with, Gabon has players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Denis Bounga in attack with Wolves' Mario Lemina in midfield pulling the string. Gabon does come into this match as favourites.
Gabon vs Kenya preview
Gabon has won two of their previous six matches. The nation beat Niger 3-1 before a 1-0 win against Sudan. Since those wins Gabon has lost 1-0 to Sudan, 2-0 to DR Congo, 2-1 to Mauritania all before a 1-1 draw against Guinea in their most recent match.
Kenya has won two of their last five matches, drawing one and losing two. Those two wins came against Pakistan and Qatar with the scorelines ending at 1-0 and 2-1 respectively. The two defeats were 1-0 defeats against Mauritius and South Sudan before a 2-2 draw against Russia in their most recent match.
FAQs regarding Gabon vs Kenya
What is the FIFA ranking for Gabon? Gabon is currently ranked 86th by FIFA.
What is the FIFA ranking for Kenya? The visitors are currently ranked 110th by FIFA.
Will this be the first meeting between Gabon and Kenya? This will be the first encounter.