Benin vs Guinea-Bissau
Africa Cup of Nations
Date: Saturday, 29 June 2019
Kick off at 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET
Venue: Ismaïlia Stadium (Ismaïlia).
Benin saw their impressive three matches winning streak come to a halt in their opening game against Ghana, which finished in a 2-2 draw at the end of the ninety minutes.
The squad were swift to open the scoring in their previous match, with Mickael Pote finding the back of the net in the first two minutes. However, it took their opponents just seven minutes to bring the scores level, following which they punished Michael Dussuyer’s men with a second three minutes before the break.
The latter started the second half on a much stronger note and found the equalizer in the 63rd minute through Pote again, who flicked the ball into the net with the back of his heel. The squad finished the match with 14 attempts on goal, which is seven more than what their opponents could manage, and also enjoyed slightly better possession with the ball.
Guinea-Bissau, who have been struggling in their previous matches, were handed a 2-0 loss in their opening match against Cameroon. The latter broke the deadlock twenty minutes after the restart and sealed the game with a second in the span of three minutes. Baciro Cande’s men managed just one shot on goal in their eleven attempts while their opponents managed five shots on goal out of their attempted sixteen.
Dussuyer’s side are now third in the group with one point while their counterparts are at the bottom with zero points.
Benin vs Guinea-Bissau Head to head (h2h)
The teams have never met each other on any occasion.
Benin vs Guinea-Bissau Prediction
The clash between the two sides on Saturday is likely to see Guinea Bissau succumb to their second defeat in their campaign.
Baciro Cande’s side were dismal in the warm-up matches building up to their opening game and it was no surprise when they were brushed aside by Cameroon with ease. The squad have not recorded a win in their last four matches and are unlikely to taste success when they go up against Michael Dussuyer’s men.
The latter are without a loss in their last four matches and are likely to secure a comfortable victory against the Djurtus. The squad have scored six goals and conceded three in their last three matches while their counterparts have found the back of the net just twice in their last three games.
Benin have been opening the scoring in all of their previous four fixtures and have been consistent in scoring at least one goal in the first forty-five minutes. We can certainly bet on the squad to be the ones to break the deadlock, and we can expect them to do so in the first half of the game.
Benin vs Guinea-Bissau Betting tips
Guinea-Bissau to lose @ 2.00 (1/1)
Benin to score in the first half @ 2.10 (11/10).