The five-time champion of the African Cup of Nations has successfully started in the current championship. The tournament’s favourite and part-time host opened the championship of the Black Continent with a victory over Burkina Faso (2:1), after which he easily dealt with Ethiopia (4:1).
In the playoffs, the wards of Toni Conceicao easily passed Comoros and the Gambia. In the last match, the Indomitable Lions completely owned the advantage, but everything was decided in the second half of the game when Ekambi became the main hero of the match – the Lyon striker scored a double. Find out more football predictions as we always choose the most exciting matches for your attention. The Egyptian team came to Cameroon as one of the favourites for the championship. In December, the team made it to the final of the Arab Cup, where they failed to cope with Tunisia.
The seven-time African champion brilliantly qualified for the main football tournament of the Black Continent, but at the start of the group stage, Carlos Queiroz’s wards lost to Nigeria (0:1), after which they did not know defeat. The first stage of the playoffs brought a difficult victory over Ivory Coast in a series of 11-meter kicks, after which a Salah-Trezeguet link worked in extra time against Morocco, which brought a ticket to the semi-finals.
Meetings of today’s opponents traditionally take place on a collision course and delight with an abundance of attacks and scoring chances. We assume that the status of the match, in which the African Cup final is at stake, will leave the teams no other option than the maximum concentration in defence because, in such a game, everything can be decided by one mistake. So, our forecast is a total of under 2 goals for the odds of 1.79.
The head-to-head statistics are approximately equal, while both teams have a serious list of great performers and a huge tournament motivation. We assume that everything will be decided in extra time or in a penalty shootout. So, the second bet is a draw for the odds of 2.97. To win more with huge bonuses, higher odds, and without risks – visit our betting sites rankings page. A fresh review of the most reliable offers for Indian bettors will be helpful for you.