The second matchday 2 fixture in group C will feature Guinea and The Gambia as both teams seek their first win in the tournament. Guinea and Gambia are set for their second encounter at the CAF AFCONS, having previously met in the last 16 of the 2022 edition.
In that clash, Gambia secured a 1-0 victory with Musa Barrow scoring the decisive goal, while there’s a record of two red cards in the game.
About the game
In the first round of matches, Guinea faced Cameroon in a fierce encounter that ended in a 1-1 draw. Taking an early lead with Mohamed Bayo’s goal, Guinea showed promise, but their momentum was disrupted when captain François Kamano received a straight red card towards the end of the first half. After Frank Magri’s equalizer for Cameroon, Guinea could not secure a win, extending their winless streak to four Africa Cup of Nations matches.
After Mohamed Bayo netted a goal for Guinea against Cameroon on Matchday 1, six out of their last seven goals at the AFCON have been delivered by players plying their trade in France. Since 2006, Guinea has notched the highest number of goals (20) by such players in the competition.
Conversely, Gambia endured a challenging start, suffering a comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Senegal on Matchday 1. The match took a downturn for Gambia as they were reduced to 10 men just before halftime, with Ebou Adams dismissed for a foul on Lamine Camara. Camara capitalized on this advantage, scoring a brace in the second period, while Pape Gueye opened the scoring after four minutes.
This defeat is a deterrent to Gambia’s initial success in the tournament. They had previously gone unbeaten in their first four Africa Cup of Nations games. They now suffered consecutive losses without finding the net.
The Best Betting Odds for Guinea vs Gambia
This seems like the game of the underdogs, but Guinea could have the advantage based on the tenacity shown against the Indomitable Lions.
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