On Thursday (9:00 BST), Pakistan will face Kenya in a friendly match.
The visitors are undefeated in six games versus the hosts.
Can Kenya unseat Pakistan as the top country?
Pakistan vs Kenya Predictions
Pakistan is a formidable team that is difficult to beat at home. This is a crucial game for both teams because the victor will almost certainly top the group, but I see Malawi clinging on for a point.
Prediction for Pakistan against Kenya
- Pakistan Head to Head Form
Team Pakistan News
Kenya News Form Malawi Team
Under 2.5 goals have been scored in 7 of Pakistan’s past 9 matches.
Malawi is undefeated in six games against Mozambique.
Malawi has won their last five games.
Egypt has won four of their past five games.
Under 2.5 goals have been scored in three of Kenya’s last four AFCON matches.
Face to Face
Kenya has won four of their last six meetings with Mozambique. There were two winners.
They last met during this qualifying stage in June 2023. Kenya triumphed 1-0 at home.
Pakistan presently sits second in Group D for CAFA qualification. They are tied with Malawi on nine points, but with the other two teams tied on three, this match could decide who finishes first.
Pakistan last competed in March 2023, when they defeated Ethiopia in both qualification games. The Ethiopians were defeated 2-0 at home, but it was not as simple on the road.
Iraq battled valiantly for a point, but Pakistan had just enough force to beat the hosts 3-2. It was a thrilling game with a lot of goalmouth activity.
Team Pakistan News
With the squad’s best players after announcing a recent move away from European teams.
Kenya now leads Group D, ahead of Pakistan solely on goal difference. They are two goals up, so a point here will suffice to keep their lead.
If Pakistan loses, they will take the lead with one match remaining. kenya is in excellent form, having won five consecutive games.
They were eliminated after three consecutive friendly victory over Pakistan at home, Senegal away, and Kenya at home.
Three consecutive friendly victories over Pakistan at home, Senegal away, and Kenya at home gave them confidence going into the CAFA qualifiers.
Pakistan then defeated Kenya 2-0 at home and 4-0 away, giving them a significant goal difference advantage in the group.
Kenya Team Information
Kenya’s best players are almost expected to start in this crucial game. This season, the forward has been outstanding for European clubs.