The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) presents a thrilling matchup as Egypt faces a must-win situation against Cape Verde. With their journey in the tournament hanging in the balance, Egypt, traditionally a powerhouse in African football, must navigate this crucial game without their star player, Mo Salah, due to injury. This match is not just a test of skill but resilience, as they aim to secure a spot in the next round. The intrigue is heightened by Cape Verde’s surprising form, having already qualified and showcasing their ability to be a formidable opponent. This game promises to be an exciting clash with high stakes and the potential for an enthralling display of football talent.
In the English Premier League, a captivating encounter awaits as Brighton hosts Wolves at the Amex Stadium. Both teams come into this fixture riding waves of good form. Brighton, with a strong home record, looks to continue their impressive run, having consistently found the back of the net in their recent games. Wolves, on the other hand, have proven their mettle with a series of unbeaten games, making them a challenging adversary. This game is set to be a goal-fest, with both teams demonstrating a knack for scoring. Fans can anticipate a high-energy match with tactical prowess and attacking flair on full display.
Both matches are top clashes featuring stars from all over the world. However, as bettors, what matters most is what are the most likely outcome for these games. Also, Not just on these two games, TopbetsSA picks the top five betting fixtures you can place your money on, plus extra tips for our readers.
Cape Verde Islands vs Egypt
In the African Cup of Nations, Egypt faces a crucial match against Cape Verde, needing a win to secure their advancement and avoid early elimination. Without star player Mo Salah due to injury, Egypt’s situation is precarious. Although they are favorites, Cape Verde has already qualified and can play without pressure. The match is expected to be high-scoring, with predictions leaning towards both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals. Egypt’s consistent scoring record suggests a potential 2-1 win for them, despite Cape Verde’s capability to contribute to the goal tally.
Egypt has tied both of their initial matches with a score of 2-2 and has consistently scored at least two goals in their recent five matches. They have managed to score in 17 straight games, indicating a strong likelihood of scoring multiple goals in this match, even in the absence of Salah. On the other hand, Cape Verde has shown their scoring prowess by netting five goals in their first two games. Therefore, it’s a good bet to expect more than 2.5 goals in this game.
Tip: We expect Egypt to Win or Over 1.5 Goals✅
Brighton vs Wolverhampton
Brighton and Wolves, both in strong form, are set to play at the Amex Stadium. The home team, having lost only once in their last eight games, faces Wolves, who are on a five-game unbeaten streak. Both teams have a history of scoring in their recent matches. Brighton, with a solid home record and previous victories against Wolves, including a 4-1 win earlier in the season, are favored. The match is expected to be high-scoring, with predictions suggesting a possible 3-2 win for Brighton. Key player Joao Pedro, with four goals in his last three games, is likely to make an impact.
Brighton has managed to score in all 13 of their home matches in various competitions, and in all of their 10 home league games, both teams have found the net. Similarly, Wolves have seen goals from both sides in nine of their last ten away games. Therefore, it’s likely that each team will score at least once in this upcoming match.
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals❌
Below are our top five betting fixtures for Monday;
5️⃣ Top five selections – Over 2.5
- De Graafschap vs. Jong PSV ✅
- Jong Ajax v FC Groningen❌
- VVV v ADO Den Haag ✅
- Lierse K. U21 v Deinze U21❌
- Afogados v CA Porto✅
Five Picks – BTTS
- Hapoel Akko v H. Umm al-Fahm✅
- Ramat Hasharon v Ironi Tiberias❌
- AC Milan W v Como W✅
- Benevento v Casertana❌
- Chelmsford City v Welling Utd❌
Five – Wins (Winning team in Bold)
- Guinea-Bissau vs. Nigeria ✅
- Granada v Atletico Madrid✅
- Leicester City v Ipswich Town ❌
- Leganes v Burgos ✅
- Lierse K. U21 v Deinze U21 ✅
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