The final second group stage matches will be completed Saturday as Angola and Mauritania battle it out in Group E while Cameroon vs Ghana and Benin vs Guinea Bissau wrap up Group F.
Here are my picks for Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations games.
Angola (-133) vs Mauritania (+450): Draw (+220)
Angola came away with an impressive 1-0 win, against Tunisia, to open their 2019 AFCON campaign. Angola are now unbeaten in four straight games and were on a three game winning streak prior to the draw against Tunisia.
Mauritania continued their recent poor form with a 4-1 loss to Mali in their opening AFCON game. Mauritania have now lost four of their last five games, but before this stretch had won four of five games.
I like Angola to come away with the win Saturday.
These two nations have met two times in their history and the series is tied 1-1. The two nations played twice in the qualifying stages of this tournament, last October, with each team coming away with home wins.
Ghana (+179) vs Cameroon (+179): Draw (+187)
Ghana is now winless in three straight games after an opening group stage draw to Benin. Ghana have now drawn two straight games and lost to Namibia to start this three game losing streak. They must get at least a point to feel comfortable about getting a top two spot in this group.
Cameroon increased their unbeaten run to four games with a 2-0 opening round win against Guinea Bissau. Cameroon have outscored opponents 8-2 over their last four games and look like they could be a contender to lift the 2019 AFCON trophy.
I like Cameroon to get the win Saturday.
These two nations have met eight times in the past and it is Ghana who holds a slight 3-3-2 advantage. However, Cameroon have won the last two games between these nations.
Benin (+100) vs Guinea Bissau (+300)
Benin pulled off the most surprising result of the first set of group stage games as they came away with a 2-2 win over Ghana to open their 2019 AFCON campaign. Benin have never won a game in the main AFCON tournament, but they are now unbeaten in five games and have a great chance to pull off their maiden win on Saturday.
Guinea Bissau fell 2-0 in their opening group game against Cameroon and, like Benin, are looking to win their first ever AFCON tournament win. Guinea Bissau have not won in four straight games and are on a small two game losing streak.
I like Benin to come away with their first ever AFCON win.
These two nations have never met before.
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