Sports Innovation previews the World Cup match between Angola and Egypt and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Egypt head to Luanda to face Angola in another World Cup qualifier on Friday.
The Pharaohs’ hopes of reaching the next round of the qualification stage rest in their own hands. Three wins from four games have put them on top of Group F on 10 points. They have a seven-point advantage over fourth-placed Angola and look to keep their recent momentum.
Facts and figures for Angola vs Egypt in World Cup.
- Angola conceded in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Angola’s last 5 of 7 matches;
- Angola conceded the last 8 matches in a row at home;
- Angola conceded the last 5 matches in a row.
- Egypt unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row;
- Egypt scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Egypt’s last 3 of 5 matches;
- Egypt scored the last 5 matches in a row when playing away.
Current form — Angola v. Egypt
The hosts hope to bounce back
It is difficult to point a finger at recent results for Angola, as they have performed according to their level. In their last 3 matches, Pedro Gonçalves’ side lost 1-0 to Libya before putting Gabon to the throne by claiming a 3-1 win. They lost the reverse fixture, though, 2-0 to Gabon.
The Pharaohs aim to extend winning streak
Egypt keep brushing aside all resistance, claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. In their last 3 matches, Carlos Queiroz’s side beat Liberia 2-0 before overcoming Libya 1-0. They cruised to another victory over the latter last time out as well by a 3-0 scoreline.
Angola v. Egypt — fixture history
The latest match between these teams was a tight encounter that saw Egypt nick a slender 1-0 victory.
Angola enter the match against Egypt with a 0-1-2 record in their previous 3 encounters in the World Cup. This amounts to a 0% winning ratio for Angola, with Egypt victorious in 67% of the last 3 encounters.
Man of the Moment
Egypt have an ample amount of goalscorers ready to rise to the occasion, with Mohamed Kafsha leading the way. The attacking midfielder has 3 goals to his name in 6 games, one better than the likes of Mohamed Salah and Mostafa Mohamed.
The same cannot be said for Angola, though. Nobody in the team has scored more than once in the past 6 matches. Considering the hosts have failed to score in 6 of their last 8 games in all competitions (AFCON & WC Qualifiers), they may struggle to hit the target again.