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AFCON – Gambia vs Mali: Betting Preview

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

The gloves are off in Group F as table-toppers Gambia and Mali go toe to toe in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Both sides enter the contest level on three points at the top of Group F, having won their opening fixtures by a 1-0 scoreline. A victory in Limbe would move them clear of each other and possibly seal a last-16 spot.

Our tip

Facts and figures for Gambia vs Mali in Africa Cup of Nations.

  • Gambia unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row at home;
  • Gambia has won in the last 4 of 5 matches at home;
  • Gambia conceded in the last 15 of 17 matches;
  • Gambia scored in the last 12 of 14 matches.
  • Mali has won in the last 5 of 6 matches;
  • Mali has won in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away;
  • Mali scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Mali’s last 4 of 6 matches.

Current form — Gambia vs Mali

The Scorpions claimed opening win

Gambia are in good shape right now after starting their AFCON campaign with a 1-0 win over Mauritania. It snapped them out of a two-match losing streak, and they’ll hope to start a winning run on Sunday.

The Eagles happy with premiere

Mali have found a rich vein of form in recent weeks, and aim to keep their five-match winning streak going. They arrive on the back of a 1-0 win over Tunisia in their opening AFCON game, leaving them in good shape for this weekend.

How do the bookies view it?

 Mali are the clear favorites ahead of their second match of AFCON. The Eagles are priced at 1.66 with Bet365 to claim all 3 points. A draw pays out at 3.25 with Bet365 as well, while ComeOn! offers odds of 9.00 for Gambia to claim the victory.

Gambia vs Mali — fixture history

This will be the first time in 4 years that Gambia and Mali meet, with the latter having won the last encounter 4-0 back in July 2017.

Current table in the Africa Cup of Nations

Top goalscorer

Abile Jallow is one of the Gambia players, who is expected to score on a regular basis. His current tally for the past few matches reads 2 goals. Mali have their eyes fixed on an in-form Ibrahima Kone.