Gambia’s Africa Cup of Nations debut has been perfect. So fa. The minnows will be keen on slaying another giant on Saturday when they will face hosts and in-form Cameroon, while Burkina Faso and Tunisia will play each other for a semifinal spot. Our sportsbook has you covered with the best prices and markets for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Gambia vs. Cameroon: Entertaining Game
Cameroon is now just three games away from glory after winning this competition on five occasions, including 2017 in Gabon when they beat Egypt 2-1 in the finals with goals from Nicolas Nkoulou and Vincent Aboubakar. Cameroon have not lost a competitive match on home soil since February 1973, when they were beaten in a World Cup qualifier by Zaire. They enter this clash as huge favorites at -180 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds and -550 to qualify further in the competition.
|Gambia||+1 -130||+700||2 Evo||½ +125o |
|Cameroon||-1 Ev||-175||2 -130u||1½ +120o |
They struggled in their last match but managed to hold off a stubborn Comoros, who were also making their AFCON debut. They finally managed to beat Comoros 2-1 but, considering nothing seemed to be working for Comoros, the win wasn’t considered so easy. Comoros went to the game with a defender playing as keeper and had another defender sent off after just seven minutes. A Cameroon side, confused and apathetic for most of the game, tried with all their power to penetrate the Comoros but faced a lot of pressure in the final part of the contest.
Gambia was expected to struggle in the Group Stages but no, Tom Saintfiet’s side racked up seven points, beating Mauritania and Tunisia, to finish the group unbeaten before knocking out Guinea with Bologna’s Musa Barrow scoring the only goal of the game.
Apart from the home crowd, a big positive for Cameroon is their in-form striker, Vincent Aboubakar, who has scored in every game at the competition, the same player who scored the winning goal five years ago when Cameroon won the competition. He scored his sixth goal of the tournament against Comoros, sitting first in the top scorers’ chart. Karl Toko Ekambi, Andre Zambo Anguissa and Eric Choupo-Moting help make up a real monster in the final third, which could overwhelm their inexperienced opponents.
Cameroon enters this clash unbeaten in eight matches, though they haven’t kept a clean sheet at this competition. They are the only team we trust for goals, so once again we are going to add them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Pick: Over 2 goals (Ev)
Burkina Faso vs Tunisia: Low-Scoring Affair
Burkina Faso kicked-off their AFCON campaign with a defeat to hosts Cameroon, but this did not stop them from fighting for qualification. They picked up four points in three games, which was enough for them to book a knockout stage spot where they played Gabon, beating them after a dramatic penalty shoot-out. The visitors kicked off the tournament with a controversial defeat against Mali. Despite earning just three points in three games while losing two, they managed to qualify further in the competition being one of the four best teams that finished third in their group. A bit complicated but it is what it is.
|Burkina Faso||+½ -170||+255||1½ -140o||½ -145o |
|Tunisia||-½ +140||+140||1½ +110u||½ -190o |
They managed to pull off the upset in the round of 16 by beating Nigeria, a team fully packed with world-class players. Tunisia’s sole AFCON title came in 2004, on home soil, subsequently going out in the quarterfinals on five separate occasions. If you’re betting online, we don’t recommend you back one of the sides to win in regular time as they might need extra time or even penalties.
Aston Villa striker Bertrand Traore, who found the net in the triumph over Gabon, is expected to lead the attacking line for the hosts while center back Issoufou Dayo who missed time due to Covid-19, is now out of isolation in time for this clash. We expect a low-scoring affair between two teams who will have a defensive approach trying not to concede.
Pick: Under 1½ goals (+110)