Sports Innovation previews the AFCON match between Egypt and Sudan and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
A home win for Egypt looks a given this coming Wednesday against Sudan in the Africa Cup of Nations Group D final round. At Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, the Pharaohs really should have little trouble claiming all three points as the form looks great. Mohamed Salah and his side hope to secure second place in the table if they manage to beat Sudan tonight. Meanwhile, the visitors will attempt to go beyond their opponents this evening with a win.
Egypt vs Sudan stats and analysis
Egypt do not hold a reputation of being a high scoring team. Egypt only found the back of the net 13 times in the last 10 internationals, creating an average of just 1.3 goals per game. However, they were very solid in defence with 5 goals conceded, which is a highly respectable average of 0.5 per game. Strangely enough, they managed just 5 clean sheets in of these matches. Sudan head into Euro 2020 hoping to keep their impressive defensive stats from their last 10 internationals going. Sudan averaged just about adequate 1.4 goals per game, with a total of 14 goals scored. In contrast, they only allowed11 against for an average of 1.1 per game. Rather amazingly they only kept their opponents from scoring in 5 of the matches.
Stats and facts for Egypt and Sudan in Africa Cup of Nations.
Current form — Egypt v. Sudan
Egypt need essential points
Egypt look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Egypt are a bit back and forth at the moment, but at least mostly forth. Winning proved too difficult, as they lost 1-0 against Nigeria, before claiming 3 points in a 1-0 win against Guinea-Bissau.
Sudan look poor on the road
Sudan will enter the match hoping to finally end their dismal run of form in recent matches. They had a goalless draw against Guinea-Bissau followed by a loss against Nigeria in their recent fixture by 3-1.
Egypt v. Sudan — fixture history
The most recent outing in the Africa Cup of Nations between Egypt and Sudan took place in August 2008. The match failed to produce a winner, with the score reading 1-1 after the final whistle. Depending on your betting strategy, another draw will no doubt spike up your next accumulator. Egypt enter the match against Sudan with a 3-1-1 record in their previous 5 encounters in the Africa Cup of Nations. This amounts to a 60% winning ratio for Egypt, with Sudan victorious in 20% of the last 5 encounters. In the last 5 meetings of these teams, the opponents played on an equal footing.
Current table in the Africa Cup of Nations
According to the Africa Cup of Nations table, the difference between the two teams is currently only 2 points. This round 3 clash is of great importance to both teams and their position in the league table. Sudan have an opportunity to catch up with Egypt, who are currently number 2 on 3 points. However, the hosts will surely try to grab all three points themselves on Wednesday, thus extending the lead in the standings.
It is difficult to look past Mohamed Salah, when on the search for a marksman. He seems to be on a strong run, as he hit the target 3 times lately for Egypt. Mohammed Abdel-Rahman has managed to score 2 times in the last half dozen matches for Sudan. It is safe to say that they will both be looking to add to their total here once again.