Kenya vs Russia: National Friendlies 16/10/2023

National Football Team: Kenya vs Russia, Lineup Preview, Live Score, Prediction of the Results

National Football Team: Kenya vs Russia, Lineup Preview, Live Score, Prediction of the Results, and Important Information for this friendly match.

On Monday, October 16, a friendly match between Russia and Kenya will take place at the Mardan Sports Complex in Aksu, Turkey.

The Sbornaya are restricted to friendly matches after being banned from international competitions following their invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

The team has played in seven friendly since last year, winning all of them without losing. Russia has won four of them, while also drawing twice, in 2023.

The team’s most recent performance was a 1-0 victory over Cameroon on Thursday, with Fyodor Chalov scoring the game’s lone goal in the 40th minute.

Valeri Karpin, the head coach, has selected 24 players for this month’s doubleheader and may alter his starting lineup on Thursday.

After his game-winning feats in the last encounter, Chalov will be eager to continue, but Aleksandr Sobolev is poised to make his debut after coming off the bench. Aleksei Miranchuk of Atlanta is also aiming for the opening.

Kenya is taking part in their lone match of the international week in the meantime. Next month, they face Gabon and Seychelles in the first of their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.

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Russia vs Kenya Head-to-Head: Key Numbers

Kenya and Russia are having their first meeting.Since a 1-0 loss to Croatia in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in November 2021, Russia has gone 7 games without a loss.

Russia has scored in their last four games after going two games without doing so.

In the five games Kenya has played in 2023, they have won twice and lost three times.Kenya is ranked 109th, whereas Russia is ranked 39th worldwide.

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Kenya vs Russia: National Football Team Prediction

Despite being unbeaten in seven games, Russia has had a poor run of form, winning just three of them. After their victory in Cameroon, the Sbornaya, however, are optimistic.

Meanwhile, Kenya’s performance has been inconsistent this year and could cost them the game.

Russia will defeat Kenya, 1-0.

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Match Live Score


Kenya Lineup Preview:

Michael Olunga is expected to lead the line for Kenya and cause problems for the opposition defence with his pace and power. Anthony Akumu‘s leadership qualities in midfield could also prove vital for the Harambee Stars.

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