Tip Uganda - Ghana
Ghana revived their 2018 World Cup hopes with a 5 – 1 away win against Congo and Uganda’s 0 – 1 loss to Egypt threw Group E wide open; when Uganda hosts Ghana in the fifth group game on Saturday 7th October at Namboole Stadium at lot will be at stake. A loss for either team coupled with a win for Egypt in the other game when they face the group’s whipping boys, Congo, will spell the end of the race for the loser. Ghana in particular cannot afford to lose this game. Two points separate the teams, Ghana third on five points and Uganda second on seven points behind Egypt who have nine points. Uganda have an impeccable home record as they go into this game and they will be banking on that while Ghana will be banking on their dominance over Uganda in this clash. Uganda heads to the game on a run of three wins and two losses in their last five matches while they have four wins and a draw in their last five matches at home, scoring 11 goals and conceding two. Uganda have one loss in 10 home matches and are unbeaten in 11 World Cup qualifiers at home. Ghana, on the other hand, have not had the best of runs in the past few matches, winning once, drawing twice and losing twice in their last five matches. Playing away from home, they have a win, a draw and three losses in the last five, scoring eight and conceding seven. They have two wins in the last 10 away matches and five wins in 10 World Cup qualifiers away from home. Head to head, the two sides have met seven times; Uganda have one win and Ghana three.
Key points Uganda - Ghana
Uganda are unbeaten in 11 World Cup qualifying matches at home.
Ghana have two wins in the last 10 away matches.
Uganda have one loss in the last 10 home matches.
Conclusion Uganda - Ghana
Uganda have a great home record and will be looking to build on the barren draw they managed in the last meeting with Ghana out in Accra. Ghana on the other hand, revived their campaign with a big win over Congo and will be hoping to get a second straight away win; playing Uganda at Namboole will not be an easy outing though. A draw seems the likeliest result here.