In the Africa Cup of Nations, two highly anticipated matches are set to take place, each showcasing the diverse talent and competitive spirit of African football.
The first match features Equatorial Guinea against Guinea, a clash that has garnered significant attention due to Equatorial Guinea’s surprising and impressive performance in the tournament. Equatorial Guinea, having topped their group with a remarkable 4-0 win over Ivory Coast, enters the game with high confidence. They face Guinea, a team that qualified for the last 16 despite a 2-0 loss to Senegal in their final group match. This encounter promises to be a compelling showdown, highlighting Equatorial Guinea’s attacking prowess against Guinea’s resilience.
Following this, Egypt takes on DR Congo in a critical last 16 tie. Both teams advanced through the group stages without a single win, having drawn all their matches. This matchup is poised to be a tightly contested battle, potentially extending into extra time. Egypt, despite missing star forward Mo Salah due to injury, has shown they can still score, while DR Congo will be looking to exploit any defensive vulnerabilities. With both teams demonstrating the ability to score in their previous games, fans can expect an engaging and closely fought contest.
These matches not only represent the knockout stages of a prestigious tournament but also highlight the depth and quality of African football, with each team bringing its unique style and strengths to the pitch.
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.
Egypt vs Congo DR
Egypt and DR Congo, both having progressed through the group stages with draws in all their games, face each other in a match that could require extra time to decide. A draw and both teams scoring are considered likely outcomes. Egypt is without their star forward Mo Salah due to injury, but they have still shown goal-scoring ability, as seen in their 2-2 draw with Cape Verde. DR Congo has also had matches with goals from both sides. Egypt’s recent trend of 2-2 draws and consistent scoring, coupled with DR Congo’s ability to draw against strong teams like Morocco, suggests a closely contested match. Egypt’s Mostafa Mohamed, having scored in all his AFCON games, is expected to continue his scoring form in this knockout round.
In all three of Egypt’s matches and two of DR Congo’s three games in the AFCON, both teams have managed to find the back of the net. Given this scoring trend and the attacking capabilities of both sides, it’s a good bet to expect each team to score in their upcoming encounter.
Tip: Both Teams to Score
Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea
Equatorial Guinea, a surprise standout in the AFCON, faces Guinea as underdogs despite their impressive performance in the group stages. They topped their group with seven points, scoring nine goals, surpassing both Nigeria and the host nation, Ivory Coast. Despite their strong showing, Equatorial Guinea is still considered less favored against Guinea.
Guinea, on the other hand, advanced to the last 16 as one of the highest-ranked third-placed teams, having scored only two goals in their group matches. Equatorial Guinea’s remarkable 4-0 victory over Ivory Coast in their final group game suggests they have the potential to win against Guinea within 90 minutes. A predicted score of 1-0 in favor of Equatorial Guinea seems plausible, considering Guinea’s defensive record of conceding just three goals in the group stages and their resilience against teams like Senegal.
Equatorial Guinea, after an impressive 4-0 victory over Ivory Coast in their final group stage game, looks capable of repeating such a performance against Guinea. Guinea, having suffered a 2-0 defeat to Senegal in their last group match, could face a similar challenge against a strong Equatorial Guinea side.
Equatorial Guinea to win or draw
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