Gabon - Morocco betting tip & odds comparison 18.01.2022
In gameweek 3 of Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon will host Morocco at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo. Kick-off is scheduled for 8:00 PM on Jan 18, 2022, and the fixture will be refereed by Beida Dahane. With our match prediction and odds comparison for Gabon vs. Morocco you are guaranteed to get all the important facts and details for this fixture. First and foremost, we will take a close look at the teams' recent performances.
Gabon were victorious in 1 of their previous 5 league matches (1 win, 4 draws, 0 defeats. In the current Africa Cup of Nations season 2022 Kamerun, Gabon were able to win 0 of their 1 game at home, with a total of 1 draw, and 0 defeats (Goal difference 1:1).
A head-to-head comparison of the two teams in their last five Africa Cup of Nations clashes shows that Gabon managed to get 1 win, while in 1 match, Morocco snatched the three points. In 3 encounters between the two teams, the points were shared. If we solely focus on the home record of Gabon against Morocco, the stats are as follows: 1 win Gabon, 2 draws and 2 wins for Morocco.
As the AFCON continues in Cameroon, attention will turn to group C where Morocco will play Gabon for the top spot.
Morocco will finish as group winners with a draw and Gabon will also make it to the next round with the same outcome.
Read on for our betting tips for this fixture and the odds available for our betting options and do not forget to get more AFCON predictions on our site for free.
Gabon has been impressive so far at the AFCON remaining unbeaten after two group matches. The Panthers defeated Comoros 1-0 in their opening game and followed that up with a 1-1 draw against Ghana to hold on to the second spot in the group.
However, their spirited performance is being overshadowed by the departure of Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nice Midfielder, Mario Lemina who were released by the Gabonese FA to return to their clubs due to complications from COVID-19.
Mario Lemina has since taken to social media to announce his retirement from the National team.
Despite the controversies in their camp, the Gabonese have vowed to fight to finish their group stage campaign as high as possible.
A win will see them finish top of the table, while a draw will ensure passage to the Round of 16.
Morocco are currently top of the log in Group C with a 100% record. The Atlas Lions got off to a great start with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Ghana and quickly followed that up with a 2-0 win over minnows Comoros. That victory effectively sealed qualification into the Round of 16 for the North Africans.
The Moroccans will head into this match in a confident mood, as they are currently on a run of 14 wins in the last 15 games.
The group leaders will likely rest some of the regulars for the final game of the group to give opportunities to some of the fringe players. But, we expect to see a competitive team Irrespective of the choice of players sent out by Vahid Halihodzic.
The North Africans have the edge in terms of the head-to-head meetings with nine wins and three draws in 18 games.
- COACH: Patrice Neveu
- MISSING PLAYERS: Aubameyang (COVID-19), Lemina (COVID-19), Nguema (COVID-19)
- El Haddadi
- COACH: Vahid Halihodzic
- MISSING PLAYERS: None
BETTING TIPS GABON vs MOROCCO
Morocco May have secured qualification into the next round, but they will look to get a 100% record on the board to boost their confidence.
They have a potent attack and have scored in their two games at AFCON. Similarly, the Panthers have also managed to get at least a goal in their two outings even in the absence of Aubameyang. This trend will likely continue for both teams as they will try to clinch the top spot.
Considering the history of this fixture we will settle for Both teams to score and it is priced at a bargain of 2.65 on Yangasport. You can check out other top bookmakers in Nigeria for a comparison of odds for this clash.
Given, how close we expect this encounter to be, there is a high likelihood that these teams cancel out each other. Thus, we reckon that the first half will be drawn. World sports betting price this outcome at 1.90 which is competitive for a first-half draw. Get other exciting odds from the best betting sites in Kenya to place a bet on this match.
Gabon performance of the last 2 home matches
Morocco performance of the last 8 away matches
- Next round
- Qualification possible