Sports Innovation previews the AFCON match between Guinea Bissau and Egypt and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Egypt hope to get their Africa Cup of Nations campaign up and running in Saturday’s second Group D fixture against Guinea-Bissau.
A 1-0 defeat to Nigeria in their AFCON opener has left Egypt last in Group D without a single point. This makes the match in Garoua a must-win affair as more dropped points could seriously harm the Pharaohs’ chances of qualifying for the last-16.
Guinea-Bissau, meanwhile, sit in second place in Group D after settling for a 0-0 draw with Sudan in their AFCON opener.
Facts and figures for Guinea-Bissau vs Egypt in Africa Cup of Nations.
- Guinea-Bissau unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Guinea-Bissau’s last 3 of 5 matches;
- Guinea-Bissau did not score in the last 4 of 6 matches;
- Guinea-Bissau conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Egypt’s last 10 of 12 matches;
- Egypt scored in the last 5 of 7 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Egypt’s last 2 of 4 matches.
Current form — Guinea-Bissau vs Egypt
The Djurtus opened with a point
Guinea-Bissau will enter the match hoping to finally end their dismal run of form in recent matches. They sealed a third consecutive 0-0 draw in their AFCON opener against Sudan on Tuesday, extending their goalless run to five games.
The Pharaohs left emptyhanded
It has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for Egypt with performances showing little sign of stability. They began their AFCON campaign on a disappointing note, having lost 1-0 to Nigeria in their first game. It was their third consecutive defeat, having lost on penalties to Qatar and 1-0 to Tunisia before then.
How do the bookies view it?
Egypt head into their second match of AFCON billed as the strong favorites to take home the spoils of victory. The Pharaohs are priced at 1.45 with Bet365 to claim all 3 points. A draw pays out at 4.50 with Mr. Green, while Betfair is offering odds of 9.50 for Guinea-Bissau to cause an upset.
Guinea-Bissau vs Egypt — fixture history
There is a first time for everything and this is the first time Egypt is playing Guinea-Bissau in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Current table in the Africa Cup of Nations
It is the beginning of a new Africa Cup of Nations campaign, and both Guinea-Bissau and Egypt 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.