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AFCON – Cape Verde vs Cameroon: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the AFCON match between Cape Verde and Cameroon and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Cameroon look to continue their perfect start in the Africa Cup of Nations by making it three wins out of three on Monday against Cape Verde.

The Indomitable Lions have already booked a last-16 spot, having won each of their first two AFCON games. The tournament hosts only need to avoid defeat to guarantee first place in Group A.

As for Cape Verde, it’s a win-or-bust scenario. The Blue Sharks fell to a costly 1-0 defeat to Burkina Faso last Thursday, forcing them to surrender the second and final knockout spot in Group A.

Our tip

Facts and figures for Cape Verde vs Cameroon in Africa Cup of Nations.

  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Cape Verde’s last 9 of 11 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 2.5 in Cape Verde’s last 8 of 10 matches;
  • Cape Verde have not conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Cape Verde’s last 3 matches in the row.
  • Cameroon unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Cameroon scored in the last 7 of 9 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Cameroon’s last 4 of 6 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Cameroon’s last 2 of 4 matches.

Current form — Cape Verde vs Cameroon

The Blue Sharks continue to collect points

Cape Verde will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. Judging by their last 3 matches, we can expect a bit of everything from them at the moment. Against Central African Rep., they came out on top in a 2-1 win, before drawing 1-1 against Nigeria. Most recently they were left reeling in a 1-0 defeat against Burkina Faso.

The Indomitable Lions tough to break down

Cameroon have found a rich vein of form in recent weeks, and aim to keep their winning streak going. In their last 3 matches, they first beat Ivory Coast 1-0 before overcoming Burkina Faso 2-1 and Ethiopia 4-1 in AFCON.

How do the bookies view it?

 Cameroon head into their third match of AFCON billed as the strong favorites to take home the spoils of victory. The Indomitable Lions are priced at 1.67 with Betfair to claim all 3 points. Betfair also offers odds of 3.40 for a draw and 6.50 for Cape Verde to win.

Cape Verde vs Cameroon — fixture history

Cape Verde enter the match against Cameroon with a 2-1-3 record in their previous 6 encounters in the Africa Cup of Nations. This amounts to a 33% winning ratio for the Blue Sharks, with the away side victorious in 50% of the last 6 encounters.

Current table in the Africa Cup of Nations

Primary goal getter

 For the third match of their Africa Cup of Nations campaigns, both Cape Verde and Cameroon will be looking for their main strikers this season. Accordingly, we have listed some of the in-form players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.