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Date: 16th November 2023
Kick-Off: 13:00 UK, 14:00 CET
Venue: Francistown Stadium
Botswana and Mozambique are up against each other for the first time since 2015 and they also go up against a competitive game for the first time since 2008.
Botswana vs Mozambique – Best Free Predictions and Betting Tips
Botswana are looking for a positive start to the group stages when they take on a big challenge in the form of Mozambique in the first group match.
Match Result Prediction: Draw
Mozambique are unbeaten in the last three matches on the road while Botswana have not suffered a defeat in the last two games. Mozambique have not suffered a defeat against Botswana since 2010. Botswana lack serious quality to go up against an opponent like Mozambique, who have displayed plenty of strength to suffer just one defeat in the last four matches. The recent results against the likes of Angola and Nigeria might not have been wins for Mozambique, but they are likely to be quite happy with the overall performance.
Total Goals Prediction: Total goals over 1.5
Mozambique have been able to get six goals in the last four matches. They have struggled against big teams with the quality in the final third. Botswana might be unbeaten in the last 2 matches but they may struggle to open up the opposition when they can be as solid as Mozambique. There have been more than 1.5 goals in three consecutive games for Mozambique and Botswana.
BTTS Prediction: Goals from both teams – yes
Mozambique have struggled defensively with the team unable to keep a clean sheet since the 1-0 win over Mauritius in July. Since then, the team has conceded six goals in the last three matches. Botswana have gone through a purple patch in front of goal with three in the last two matches. They should be quite confident coming into the upcoming match.
Botswana vs Mozambique: World Cup Qualification CAF Match Preview
Botswana are going through a decent patch of form in recent weeks with the team registering decent performances in the games against Zimbabwe and Eswatini. Botswana will be keen on doing well as they done historically in this fixture. Didier Gomes Da Rosa has been appointed on a short-term basis to help pick up the fortunes of the team. Manager Didier Gomes Da Rosa comes into the encounter with no injury problems in the squad.
Mozambique have historically fared well in games against Botswana but that is unlikely to count for much in the upcoming match. The team will be relatively happy about the performances in the games against Benin and Nigeria. Edmilson Dove and Geny Catamo are missing due to injuries.
FAQs on Botswana vs Mozambique game
Where is the match scheduled?
The match will take place at the Francistown Stadium.
When does this match start?
The match will begin at 13:00 GMT on November 16, 2023.
Which team is the favourite to win?
Botswana are the favourite to win the match.