Lesotho vs Benin Match Analysis & Prediction
21/11/2023 4:00 pm
The race for a spot in the 2026 World Cup continues in Group C as Lesotho and Benin meet at the Orlando Stadium on Tuesday.
Lesotho turned in an impressive team display as tey held their own to secure a 1-1 draw against a star-studded Nigeria side in the Group C opener last Thursday.
Despite being at the back foot for large spell of the game, Leslie Notsi’s side scored against the run of play at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium as Motlomelo Mkwanazi broke the deadlock in the 56th minute, but Semi Ajayi scored 11 minutes later to force a share of the spoils.
Meanwhile, Benin were denied a dream start to the World Cup qualifiers as they suffered a 2-1 defeat to South Africa when the teams met on Saturday.
Percy Tau and Khuliso Mudau scored first-half goals to set the Bafana Bafana on their way to a victory at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, before Steve Mounie halved the deficit in the 70th minute.
Gernot Rohr’s side have now failed to win their last 13 matches across all competitions, losing eight and drawing five since a 4-0 friendly victory over Liberia in March 2022.
Lesotho vs. Benin Head to head
This two teams have only previously met twice, with Benin winning once while they have drawn on one occasion.
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Lesotho Team News
Dandong Tengyue forward Thabiso Brown came off injured at halftime against Nigeria last time out and he is a doubt for Tuesday’s game.
Should he fail to shake off the injury in time, Royal AM’s Sera Motebang will push for a place in the Lesotho XI, forming the two-man attack with veteran forward Tshwarelo Bereng.
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Benin Team News
With his goal against South Africa, Mounie has now moved into third place in Benin’s all-time scoring chart and the Stade Brestois man should spearhead the attack once again.
He should be joined in the final third by Andreas Hountondji and Sochaux’s Jodel Dossou, while Sessi D’Almeida and Troyes midfielder Junior Olaitan should retain their roles at the heart of the park.
Benin's Last 5 Matches
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Lesotho vs. Benin: Odds and Predictions
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