Djibouti vs Ethiopia Prediction and Betting Tips | June 9th 2024

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Djibouti and Ethiopia square off in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Sunday

Djibouti and Ethiopia go head-to-head at the Stade El Abdi in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Sunday. Both sides have endured a disappointing campaign so far and will head into the weekend looking to pick up their first win in Group A.

Djibouti were left empty-handed once again as they fell to a 2-1 defeat against Sierra Leone at the Stade El Abdi on Wednesday.

Before that, Abdourahman Hadi’s men kicked off their quest for a World Cup berth with a heavy defeat against Egypt on November 16, four days before losing 1-0 against Guinea-Bissau.

Djibouti’s poor campaign has been due to their struggles at both ends of the pitch as they have conceded a staggering nine goals so far while finding the back of the net just once.

Elsewhere, Ethiopia were denied their first win in Group A as they were held to a goalless draw by Guinea-Bissau on Thursday.

Gebremedhin Haile’s men have now played out two draws in their opening three matches, with a 3-0 loss to Burkina Faso on November 21 sandwiched between the two stalemates.

Ethiopia are currently fifth in the group standings but could move level on points with second-placed Guinea-Bissau with a win this weekend.


Djibouti vs Ethiopia Head-To-Head and Key Numbers

  • Ethiopia have been utterly dominant in the history of this fixture, claiming 15 wins and one draw in the last 16 meetings between the two nations.
  • Haile’s men have kept five clean sheets in their last seven games against Djibouti since December 2005 while conceding four goals in that time.
  • Djibouti have failed to win their last six matches across all competitions, losing four and claiming two draws since June 2023.
  • Ethiopia have won just one of their last six matches across all competitions while losing three and picking up two draws since August 2023.

Djibouti vs Ethiopia Prediction

Djibouti and Ethiopia have stumbled into the World Cup qualifiers and will be looking to get up and running this weekend.

Haile’s men have enjoyed the better of this fixture and we expect them to extend their dominance over the hosts.

Prediction: Djibouti 0-2 Ethiopia


Djibouti vs Ethiopia Betting Tips

Tip 1: Result - Ethiopia to win

Tip 2: Over 2.5 goals - No (There have been fewer than three goals scored in four of Djibouti’s last five matches)

Tip 3: Over 4.5 cards - No (There have been fewer than five bookings in eight of Djibouti’s last nine outings)

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