Match Preview: Sudan 0-0 Guinea Bissau Predictions and Betting Tips 11.01.2022

Sudan – Guinea Bissau Predictions & Tips For Today, January 11, 2022.

League: AFRICA: Africa Cup of Nations – Round
Match: 20:00 Sudan – Guinea Bissau
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.57
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 0:0 LOST

Sudan – Guinea Bissau Match Preview

  • The two underdog countries in African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group D clash at Roumdé Adjia Stadium as Sudan take on Guinea-Bissau in a match that could prove vital for both sides’ qualification dreams. With heavyweights Nigeria and Egypt the other two nations rounding out Group D, 125th-ranked Sudan will know that realistically anything less than a win won’t do here, considering they’ve only tasted victory once at AFCON finals since 1970 (D5, L7) – the edition where they ended as champions!
  • No win across their last nine competitive internationals (D3, L6) is hardly ideal preparation for Sudan as they head into this tournament. That streak has seen them keep just one clean sheet as they continue to struggle defensively, highlighted further by the fact that they’ve also conceded two or more goals on six occasions, which includes a thumping 4-2 H2H loss!
  • In this tournament, Guinea-Bissau make just their third-ever AFCON finals appearance – all since 2017 – with the hope that they can go one better this time around after failing to qualify from the group stage in both previous outings. Despite never winning an AFCON finals match before (D2, L4), the West African nation still enter this clash as favourites according to the bookmakers.
  • That’s likely because Guinea-Bissau are unbeaten across both previous H2Hs (W1, D1) – both played in late 2021 – whilst they’ve also lost just two of their last eight competitive internationals (W3, D3, L2). What will be of major concern however, is that the ‘Djurtus’ have failed to notch a single goal in any of their past four such outings (D2, L2) – including a 0-0 in the last H2H.
  • Players to watch: Sudan’s Mohamed Abdelrahman is averaging an international goal every 150 minutes of play, and he netted twice in that previous 4-2 H2H loss. Guinea-Bissau’s Piqueti also netted twice in that H2H clash, and all six of his competitive internationals strikes have come during the first half.
  • Hot stat: Disciplined Guinea-Bissau averaged just 0.67 yellow cards per match across 2021 AFCON qualification.