Gambia - Mali betting tip & odds comparison 16.01.2022
Matchday 2 in the Africa Cup of Nations features the clash between Gambia and Mali at Stade de Limbé. In our preview of Gambia vs. Mali, you will receive all the important details and facts about this Africa Cup of Nations fixture. We will begin with an analysis of the current form of the two teams.
Out of the last five Africa Cup of Nations encounters between the two teams, Gambia won 0. In 3 matches the points between the two sides were shared, and 2 times Mali got the win. If we look at the home record of Gambia against Mali, the stats are as follows: 1 win Gambia, 2 draws and 0 wins Mali.
Gambia and Mali square off in the second round of Group F games at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium on Sunday.
Both teams won their openers and will be battling for the top spot in the group here as the tournament starts picking up momentum after a slow start.
For this preview, we will turn the spotlight on Cyberbet and Paripesa Bonus for our AFCON 2021 betting predictions today.
Debutants Gambia got their maiden AFCON campaign onto a perfect start as they picked up a narrow 1-0 win over a plucky Mauritania side when the two teams met in the group opener on Wednesday. Ablie Jallow scored the only goal just 10 minutes into the game and they held on to the precious lead until the end.
They had a memorable qualifying campaign where they finished top of Group D level on points with runners up Gabon, but with a better goal difference.
Coach Tom Saintfiet will be looking to build on the excellent defensive shift they put up on opening day against the Malians that have been a regular in this competition.
Mali, despite playing second fiddle for most of the game, saw off Tunisia 1-0 in a chaotic and controversy-filled opener at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium on Wednesday. Ibrahima Kone converted a 48th-minute penalty but the match plunged into confusion at the end with the referee blowing the full-time whistle in the 85th and then the 89th minute of the game.
That aside, Les Aigles have been in superb form, unbeaten in their last seven straight games (6W, 1D), a run that has seen them book a place in the 2022 World Cup playoffs after they finished top of Group E qualifiers with an unbeaten record.
A win here will certainly earn them a place in the round of 16 and that is what they will be gunning for.
- COACH: Tom Saintfiet
- MISSING PLAYERS: Ibou Youray (Knock)
- COACH: Mohamed Magassouba
- MISSING PLAYERS: El Bilal Toure (Red Card)
GAMBIA VS MALI PREDICTIONS
Both sides will be motivated to go for a win here as that will almost guarantee qualification to the round of 16. Mali are certainly the more experienced and superior team here and we expect them to dominate the proceedings and have the lion’s share of the possession. By extension, this means they are the likelier team to get more corners in this game as they will pitch their tent longer in the Gambian final third. Paripesa has priced this option @ 1.62 and we feel their great value in picking this as our initial betting tip today.
Mali’s terrific run leading up to the tournament has been marked by their ability to unlock the deadlock and then hold onto the advantage. They have scored the opening goal in their last five games (all wins) and went on to maintain clean sheets in these games. We fancy them to draw the first blood here too @ 1.54 with Cyberbet for our final call here.
Gambia performance of the last 3 home matches
Mali performance of the last 7 away matches
- Next round
- Qualification possible