AFCON qualifiers will take place during the international break, therefore, BetXchange needs to have a handful of previews followed by safe picks and betting tips.
Stay tuned and read the following few paragraphs.
Ghana VS Central African Republic
The Black Stars are highly favored to clinch one of the coveted two spots from Group E in the upcoming 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifiers. To secure their qualification to the prestigious tournament, the Black Stars must ensure that they do not suffer a defeat against the formidable team from the Central African Republic.
Right now, Ghana has nine points with two games to go, with Angola having one fewer and CAR two. So this is basically a do or die meeting for either unit. Of course, the Blacks stars have a very potent team that was short of making a huge success at the World Cup in Qatar. Kudus, Partey, Williams, Ayew, all these guys are top-level players.
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Meanwhile, the biggest star in the CAR team, Geoffrey Kondogbia, is injured, and Marseille’s midfielder is out of the picture, which is a great setback for this unit. They don’t have the proper replacement, nor do they have a player who has similar authority on the pitch.
Things are pretty easy to predict here, as Ghana simply needs three points and is a much better team. On top of everything, CAR’s leader won’t be available, and this is an easy pick for anyone who even remotely follows football.
Pick: Ghana wins at BetXhcange
Gambia VS Congo
Gambians had massive luck with Congo losing at home to South Sudan back in March, and that unexpected result kept them in contention for the second place in Group G of the AFCON qualifiers. The first meeting between them and Congo saw the latter’s narrow, 1-0, victory, so the home unit can’t underestimate the rivals now.
Gambia has only three points more than Congo, meaning this event should decide the second passenger to the AFCON besides Mali.
Both teams play inefficient and dull football, with the hosts having only one event in the past ten with three or more hits, while Congo’s six of recent seven saw such outcome.
Since this encounter carries high significance, we don’t expect to see more than two goals, regardless of the final result and the winner.
DR Congo VS Sudan
Group I is pure madness, with all four teams in contention for AFCON with one game to go. DR Congo is in the best position coming into this event with nine points, two more than Mauritania and Gabon and three more than Sudan.
The goal for the hosts in this one is to stay unbeaten, which guarantees them the ticket to the championship. DR Congo’s roster is filled with fantastic players, like Bakambu or Wissa and Mbemba, guys who have extensive experience in playing high-stakes games. That can’t be said for the guests from Sundan, which is why we expect to see them lose this affair.
Pick: DR Congo wins at BetXchange
Mauritania VS Gabon
This is also a Group I game, and it’s also win or go home situation for both teams involved. They have the same number of points, with the note that the first meeting in Gabon ended without goals and that the hosts have a better goal difference.
Aboubakar Kamara from Olympiacos will lead the hosts as their top player. This team has allowed a goal in all but one of their previous four events, meaning they do tend to break in the back line.
Gabon boasts more superstar quality than their upcoming adversaries, with Aubameyang and Denis Bouanga upfront. We won’t forget Mario Lemina as well, and despite the odds, we simply have to bet on the guests, as our intuition forces us to take this pick.
Pick: Gabon at BetXchange