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World Cup – Malawi vs Cameroon: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the World Cup match between Malawi and Cameroon and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Malawi and Cameroon lock horns at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday for a World Cup qualifier.

Cameroon arrive hoping to build on back-to-back wins over Mozambique. The Indomitable Lions cannot afford anything less than victory. They currently sit a point behind Group D leaders Ivory Coast in second-place, having collected nine points from four games.

Malawi, meanwhile, stand no chance of making the playoffs. Consecutive defeats to Ivory Coast in the previous international break ended their hopes of progressing to the third round. The Flames sit in third place in Group D, with three points from four matches.

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Facts and figures for Malawi vs Cameroon in World Cup.

  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Malawi’s last 7 of 9 matches.
  • Cameroon scored in the last 11 of 13 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Cameroon’s last 2 of 4 matches.

Current form — Malawi vs Cameroon

The Flames hope to end dismal run of form

Malawi will enter the match hoping to finally end their dismal run of form in recent matches. Meke Mwase’s side have been a bit bleak in their last 3 matches, although it opened with a 1-0 victory against Mozambique. Unable to follow that up, they went down 3-0 against Ivory Coast, before handing over all 3 points in a 2-1 defeat against Ivory Coast.

The Indomitable Lions aim to make it 3 wins in a row

Cameroon will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their last 3 matches, António Conceição da Silva Oliveira’s side lost 2-1 to Ivory Coast before returning to winning ways in a 3-1 triumph over Mozambique. They topped that up with another win against Mozambique by a 1-0 scoreline.

Malawi vs Cameroon — fixture history

The last match between these teams was a World Cup match back on 3 September 2021 and saw Cameroon claim a 2-0 victory.

Malawi have been able to win 0% of their last 3 encounters against upcoming Cameroon in the World Cup. In other words, they have a 0-1-2 recent record, with the latter winning 67% of the matches.

Top goalscorer

Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem like Richard Mbulu is Malawi’s best hope for scoring a goal. The forward has 2 goals from his last 6 games and will surely hope to add to that tally against Cameroon.

The visitors, like their opponents, have no real standout goal threat. Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is perhaps the man to look for in the attack. The Bayern Munich striker has scored 2 goals in his last 2 outings and hopes to make his mark in a must-win match.