Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea-Bissau Prediction and Betting Tips | January 18th 2024

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Equatorial Guinea is set to clash with Guinea-Bissau at the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara on Thursday for another round of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations group stage.

Commencing their continental campaign against Nigeria on Sunday, the Elephants secured a 1-1 draw against the Super Eagles.

They took the lead in the first half with an Iban Salvador strike, only to see their opponents equalize minutes later.

Currently occupying the second spot in their group with one point out of a possible three, Equatorial Guinea aims to extend their positive performance in the upcoming match.

Guinea-Bissau, having played a day earlier, faced tournament hosts Ivory Coast in their group opener and suffered a 2-0 defeat.

Finding themselves a goal down just four minutes after kickoff, an error from Opa Sangate allowed their opponents to double the advantage early in the second half.

The Djurtus sit at the bottom of Group A with zero points, still seeking their first win in the Nations Cup and eager to break that streak this week.

Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea-Bissau Head-to-Head and Key Numbers

Thursday’s game will mark only the second-ever meeting between Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau.

The teams faced off for the first time in a friendly clash at the Estádio Municipal de Obidos in March 2022, where the Djurtus secured a 3-0 victory.

Guinea-Bissau has kept just one clean sheet in their last six games across all competitions.

Equatorial Guinea has scored at least one goal in all but one of their last 11 games across all competitions.

The National Thunder were ranked 88th in the latest FIFA rankings and now sit 15 places above their midweek opponents.

Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea-Bissau Prediction

Equatorial Guinea is currently on a run of back-to-back draws, remaining undefeated in their last 11 games across all competitions.

Their commendable showing against the Super Eagles suggests they are poised to build on that momentum this week.

On the other hand, Guinea-Bissau has lost their last two matches and has won just one of their last five games.

Given their disparate form, the Elephants are in a much better position than their opponents ahead of Thursday’s clash and are likely to emerge victorious.

Prediction: Equatorial Guinea 1-0 Guinea-Bissau

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