Morocco - Malawi betting tip & odds comparison 25.01.2022
Betting Tip for matchday 0 of the 2022 Kamerun Africa Cup of Nations between Morocco and Malawi. The game will be played at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo (Yaoundé, Cameroon) on 25.01.2022 at 20:00.
Highly-fancied Morocco take on one of the lowest teams in the tournament, Malawi, in this Round of 16 knockout match. Morocco finished top of Group C with 2 wins and 1 draw, while Malawi’s 2-1 over Zimbabwe and 0-0 draw with Senegal were enough to see them reach this stage as one of the best-ranked 3rd place teams.
With traditional giants like Nigeria, Ghana, and Algeria already sent home, the results at Africa Cup of Nations 2021 are proving not to be straightforward. The mismatch between these two teams on paper may not be apparent when they finally kickoff at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé. As we review this match, we promote Bet9ja Nigeria and Betraha Kenya. You can also read our reviews of the betting companies in Africa for great betting offers.
Morocco breezed through the group stage unbeaten, with victories over Ghana and Comoros, followed by a 2-2 draw with Gabon in the final group game to finish as group leaders. The Atlas Lions have now gone 32 games without losing in regulation time. The only ‘loss’ during this run was in post-match penalties against Algeria in the FIFA Arab Cup late last year.
Morocco are regular participants in the knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations and are not expected to be fazed by their next opponents. They are unbeaten against Malawi in the last 6 head-to-head matches (3 wins and 3 draws). However, Morocco will be keenly aware that they go knocked out of the Round of 16 in the 2019 tournament edition by lowly-ranked Benin in one of the upsets of the tournament.
Malawi qualified for the knockout stage of the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in their history. They scraped through as one of the best 3rd-placed teams from the group stage matches. Despite losing their first match narrowly to Guinea 1-0, The Flames managed to bounce back with a 2-1 victory over Zimbabwe before holding Senegal to a barren draw in their final group game to secure qualification as the best-ranked 3rd-placed team.
Malawi will be motivated by the fact that they managed to shut out mighty Senegal in their last match. Nevertheless, they are facing a team that they have failed to beat in the last 6 encounters (3 draws and 3 losses). This time round, they will be hoping that their forward line will deliver victory, led by Gabadinho Mhango, who scored twice in the 2-1 victory over Zimbabwe.
- El Kaabi
- COACH: Vahid Halilhodžić
- MISSING PLAYERS: Chair (Muscle)
- COACH: Mario Marinica
- MISSING PLAYERS: Mvaza (Muscle)
OUR BETTING TIP
Morocco have been impressive so far in the tournament. Of note is their defensive discipline, which saw them keep two clean sheets against Ghana and Comoros in the group stage. They have shown a tendency to finish games strongly, scoring after the 80th minute in 4 of their last 5 Africa Cup of Nations matches. Such performances inform our betting strategies when analyzing matches.
Malawi will be playing one of the biggest games in their football history and there is no doubt they will be inspired enough. Nevertheless, they need to do more in the goal scoring department as they failed to score in 2 out of 3 group games. Without their talismanic captain Limbikani Mvaza in central defense, they may also struggle at the back. For this reason, we go for a Morocco Win with Handicap 0:1 as our tip. You can find other betting tips for free on our page.
Morocco performance of the last 5 home matches
Malawi performance of the last 5 away matches