Equatorial Guinea host Mali at Sinaba Stadium Daveyton for the second leg fixture of their AFCON2017 qualifiers
Mali are currently Unbeaten in this phase of the AFCON qualifiers and they are looking forward to extend their good run of form away at Daveyton.
Equatorial Guinea rocked the bottom of the Group C table after a 1:0 defeat away at Mali on Friday, but they hope to claim a home victory in this fixture to give them selves hopes of qualifying or at least bow out from the competition in without shame.
Mali now tops the group C with 7 points, winning 2 games against E.Guinea and South Sudan, shared the spoil with Benin.
Equatorial Guinea have just 1 point so far in this phase of the AFCON qualifiers, loosing against South Sudan and Mali, they drew against Benin in their first qualifying match.
Equatorial Guinea: Team News
E.Guinea conceded in the 82nd minute away at Mali when Wague found the back of the net, the goal dealt a real blow in their bid for AFCON 2017 final, but the coach will be hoping to turn things around at home and grab maximum points to keep them within qualification reach.
Equatorial Guinea: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Felipe Ovno – Armando Bohale, Daniel Vazquez, Diosdado Mangue, Igor Egonga – Emilio Nsue, Iban Iyanga, Javier Balbao, Ruben Belima – Ivan Bolado, Fabian Bosio
Mali: Team News
Mali’s Sambou Ytabare and Abdoulaye Diaby are out with physical problems but the Mali coach is confident they will get something out of this fixture.
Mali: predicted Line-Up (4-4-2)
Germaine Berthe – Adama Tamboura, Idrissa Coulibaly, Molla Wague, Fousseni Diawara – Abdou Traore, Yacouba Sylla, Sigamary Diarra, Modibo Maiga – Mustapha Yatabaré, Cheick Tidiane Diabaté.
Equatorial Guinea vs Mali: Head-to-Head stats
The game at Mali made it the second official meeting between the 2 sides, and Mali have been Victorious in both fixtures.
Equatorial guinea have never scored a goal against Mali and have conceded at least a goal in each of the 2 fixtures.
Equatorial Guinea vs Mali: Prediction
Mali are no doubts the favourites in this fixture but having struggled till 82nd meeting to score a goal at home, i guess it will be difficult to come away and grab a victory against E.Guinea.
Fatigue will take its toll on the 2 sides but Mali having a star studded team with much experience will likely manage it well.
The game will also witness goals less than 2 as we saw in the first leg of this fixture.
I’m backing Mali for double chance, they either win or draw.