Mali vs Equatorial Guinea
Africa Cup of Nations
Date: Wednesday, 26 January 2022
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Limbe Stadium.
Mali will enter the quarterfinal decider with highest of spirits. They follows three unbeaten games from the group stage. They advanced it to the round of 16 after recording a 0-2 win over Mauritania.
Equatorial Guinea started off this season with a negative result. They motivated themselves by winning back to back games and qualifying for the knockout round.
Mali looks well prepared following a two-goal win at Japoma Stadium last Thursday. They improved their defence and have managed to hold their opponents till the end of 90 minutes.
While Equatorial Guinea have played a controlled game against Sierra Leone in their last game. They have succeeded in preventing their opponent from creating much chances.
It’s not quite sure that both Mali and Equatorial Guinea are going to play with the same style when they both meets in the round of 16 fixture of AFCON at Limbe Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Mali vs Equatorial Guinea Head-to-head (h2h)
- They have only met twice.
- Mali won those two head to head meetings with Equatorial Guinea.
Mali vs Equatorial Guinea Prediction
Mali will be entering this game as sure favorites. They have played well qualifying the group stage. They won two and drew one of their total 3 group stage matches.
They also follows five straight wins with home outfit. Most recent of those was against Maritania. They have been scoring goals in good numbers too.
Meanwhile, Equatorial Guinea follows two wins against Sierra Leone and Algeria on travels. Their past 10 away game displays are not that impressive. They have been slotting in goals in 8 of those 10 games.
We believe that Equatorial Guinea will likely be able to get a goal against this Mali lineup, although it isn’t expected to be enough to avoid a loss.
We reckon that it will be a tight game with a win for Mali when all is said and done.