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AFCON – Gabon vs Morocco: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the AFCON match between Gabon and Morocco and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

A top-of-the-table showdown awaits in Group C as Gabon and Morocco lock horns in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Morocco head to the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium with their last-16 spot already booked. The Atlas Lions need only a point on Tuesday to finish as Group C winners, an outcome that would also benefit Gabon.

The Panthers are in second, three points clear of third-placed Ghana. If they avoid defeat, they’ll reach the AFCON knockout stages for the first time in a decade.

Our tip

Facts and figures for Gabon vs Morocco in Africa Cup of Nations.

  • Gabon unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row at home;
  • Gabon scored in the last 7 of 9 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Gabon’s last 3 of 5 matches;
  • Gabon conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches.
  • Morocco has won the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Morocco unbeaten the last 8 matches in a row;
  • Morocco unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Morocco has won in the last 6 of 7 matches.

Current form — Gabon vs Morocco

The Panthers are on a roll

Gabon look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Gabon have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. Against Egypt, they came out empty-handed in a 2-1 defeat, whereafter they avenged themselves in a 1-0 win against Comoros. Their latest match saw them sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw against Ghana.

Morocco keep on winning

Morocco seem untouchable right now extending their winning run in their latest outing. In their last 3 matches, they first lost to Algeria in the Arab Cup final on penalties after drawing 2-2. They responded with a 1-0 win over Ghana, before beating Comoros 2-0 last time out.

How do the bookies view it?

 Morocco head into their third match of AFCON billed as the strong favorites to take home the spoils of victory. The Atlas Lions are priced at 1.72 with Bet365 to claim all 3 points. Betfair also offers odds of 2.90 for a draw and 7.50 for Gabon to win.

Gabon vs Morocco — fixture history

The last match between these teams was in 15 October 2019 and saw Gabon claim a 3-2 victory.

Gabon enter the match against Morocco with a 4-2-2 record in their previous 8 encounters in the Africa Cup of Nations. This amounts to a 50% winning ratio for the Panthers, with the away side victorious in 25% of the last 8 encounters. The past 8 matches between Gabon and Morocco have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 6 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals on Tuesday.

Current table in the Africa Cup of Nations

Top goalscorer

For the third match of their Africa Cup of Nations campaigns, both Gabon and Morocco 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.