Etoile Filante vs Rivers United kicks off on Sunday, as both teams set their sights on a place in the CAF Confederations Cup. Which of these teams will reign supreme after this two-legged clash?
This Sunday, we begin our CAF Confederation's Cup campaign with a trip to Cote D'Ivoire capital city Yamoussoukro to confront Burkina Faso side Etoile Filante De Ouagadougou #CAFCC2ndPR || #ETORIV || #1stLeg pic.twitter.com/mhvi0Jy46v
— Rivers United FC (@RiversUnitedFC) September 11, 2023
Etoile Filante vs Rivers United probable lineups
This is how we believe these teams will line up for this fixture:
Goalkeeper: Sibiri Paul Kagambega.
Defenders: Simon Martey, Fandino Coulibaly, Yacouba Ouedraogo, Ibrahim Ouattara.
Midfielders: Kader Sana, Enoch Zabre, Adama Belem.
Strikers: Honore Ye, Moussa Rabo, Tigasse Banadi.
Goalkeeper: Victor Sochima.
Defenders: Emmanuel Ampiah, Chidiebere Duru, Adeleke Adekunle, Kazie Godswill.
Midfielders: Ukeme Williams, Farouk Mohammed, Joseph Onoja, Paul Acquah, Emmanuel Madu.
Strikers: Nyima Nwagua.
Etoile Filante vs Rivers United confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Etoile Filante vs Rivers United predictions
Prediction 1: Draw
We would like to point out that these are two teams that don't lose often. While Etoile Filante are unbeaten in their last 10 games, Rivers United have no losses in their last 11 matches. It may interest you to know that these teams have been involved in a lot of stalemates too. On one hand, Etoile Filante are coming into this match on the back of three consecutive draws, and seven of their last 10 matches ended in stalemates. On the other hand, the spoils were shared in six of Rivers United's last 11 matches. Keeping that in mind, we believe that both teams will be on level terms after 90 minutes.
Prediction 2: BTTS
For our second Etoile Filante vs Rivers United prediction, let's explore the BTTS market. It's important to note that these teams have consistently scored and conceded goals; and because of this, their matches usually feature goals at both ends. Both teams were on the scoresheet in four of Etoile Filante de Ouagadougou's last five matches, three of Rivers United's last four games too. All things considered, we should expect both teams to be amongst the goals.
Prediction 3: Under 2.5 total goals
Although we expect both teams to score in this match, we don't think there will be more than two goals today. It's worth mentioning that these teams have been involved in a lot of low-scoring matches in recent weeks. While six of Etoile Filante de Ouagadougou's last eight matches featured less than three goals, seven of Rivers United's last nine matches went below the 2.5 goal line. On that note, this will likely be a low-scoring affair.
Etoile Filante recent form
Etoile Filante de Ouagadougou have strung up an interesting run of results these past few weeks; they have no losses in their last 10 matches, with seven wins and three draws. The hosts have drawn three games in a row, and they'll hope to get back to winning ways as Rivers United come to town.
Rivers United recent form
Like today's opponents, Rivers United have been a tough team to beat; they are currently on an 11 match unbeaten run across all competitions, with five wins and six draws. As Stanley Eguma's men make the trip to the Stade de Yamoussoukro in Cote D'Ivoire, they'll fancy their chances against Etoile Filante de Ouagadougou.
Rivers United to hold final training session in Yamoussoukro at 7pm
We are scheduled to train for the final time on Saturday evening (today) before our TotalEnergies CAF Confederation's 2nd preliminary round 1st leg tie against Etoile Filante de Ouagadougou of Burkina Faso pic.twitter.com/XTb5roodKZ
— Rivers United FC (@RiversUnitedFC) September 16, 2023
Where to watch Etoile Filante vs Rivers United live
Unfortunately, there are no live streaming options for this match at the moment. However, we'll update this page when we have more information.
This article was most recently revised and updated 4 days ago