• Betting

AFCON – Sierra Leone vs Equatorial Guinea: Betting Preview

Getty Images

Sports Innovation previews the AFCON match between Sierra Leone and Equatorial Guinea and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Sierra Leone take on Equatorial Guinea for a match in the Africa Cup of Nations this coming Thursday at Stade Limbe. Both teams are fighting for a place in the knockout stages of the AFCON.

Separated by just one point in Group E, this game will be a feast to the eyes as both sides will give their best tonight in order to win.

Sierra Leone vs Equatorial Guinea stats and analysis

Sierra Leone do not hold a reputation of being a high scoring team. Sierra Leone only found the back of the net 10 times in the last 10 internationals, creating an average of just 1 goal per game. However, they were very solid in defence with 9 goals conceded, which is a highly respectable average of 0.9 per game. Strangely enough, they managed just 5 clean sheets in of these matches. Equatorial Guinea head into Euro 2020 hoping to keep their impressive defensive stats from their last 10 internationals going. Equatorial Guinea averaged just about adequate 1.2 goals per game, with a total of 12 goals scored. In contrast, they only allowed10 against for an average of 1 per game. Rather amazingly they only kept their opponents from scoring in 3 of the matches.

Our tip

Facts and figures for Sierra Leone vs Equatorial Guinea in Africa Cup of Nations.

Current form — Sierra Leone v. Equatorial Guinea

Sierra Leone looking for more

Sierra Leone will hope for a win this evening on the backing of some disappointing fixtures throughout the tournament. They had a goalless draw against Algeria followed by another 2-2 draw against Ivory Coast. A win tonight would increase their chances to progress to the next stage of the competition.

Equatorial Guinea in nice flow

Equatorial Guinea look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Equatorial Guinea have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. An encounter with Mauritanian brought a 1-1 draw, which was followed by a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Ivory Coast. Their most recent game had them back on the winning trail as they beat Algeria by a 0-1 scoreline.

Sierra Leone v. Equatorial Guinea — fixture history

The last match between Sierra Leone vs Equatorial Guinea was a World Cup match back on 7 September 2013 and saw
Sierra Leone claim a 3-2 victory. Sierra Leone enter the match against Equatorial Guinea with a 2-1-1 record in their previous 4 encounters in the Africa Cup of Nations. This amounts to a 50% winning ratio for Sierra Leone, with Equatorial Guinea victorious in 25% of the last 4 encounters.

Current table in the Africa Cup of Nations

Glancing at the Africa Cup of Nations table, it is obvious this match is vital for the opposing teams. There is currently only 1 point between them. To put that into perspective, Sierra Leone have an opportunity to catch up or even climb past visitors to Equatorial Guinea in the league standings this coming Thursday. Equatorial Guinea ranks as number 2 on 3 points before this round 3 clash. They will do their best to at least maintain the current gap to their upcoming opponents. All in all, there is much at stake and a lot to be thrilled about.

Primary goalscorer

Al-Hadji Kamara is one of the Sierra Leone players, who is expected to score on a regular basis. His current tally for the past few matches reads 1 goal. Equatorial Guinea have their eyes fixed on Emilio Nsue, who is expected to hit his stride sooner rather than later.