Equatorial Guinea vs Botswana
Nuevo Estadio de Malabo
In the first of two matches for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying round that will take place this month, Equatorial Guinea will play host to Botswana at the Stadium de Malabo in Malabo on Friday.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Equatorial Guinea - a win could take them top of the table
With three points from their first two games, the National Thunder sit in second place in Group J. They started the tournament with a 4-0 loss to tournament leaders Tunisia, but rebounded with a 2-0 win over Libya. The Central African nation has summoned up 25 players for the double header that will take place later this month in an effort to make it to the AFCON for a second consecutive year. Federico Bikoro, a veteran midfielder who has been in 41 matches for the country's national team, has also been called up by manager Juan Micha. Equatorial Guinea has a record of two wins, one defeat, and two draws in their most recent matches across all competitions. In those matches, Equatorial Guinea has scored five goals while allowing four to be scored against them.
Botswana - struggling lately
Botswana is currently in last place in the group with a score of one point, and it is becoming increasingly unlikely that they can qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations for a second time. The Zebras' first match was a defeat to Libya by a score of 1-0, while their second match against Tunisia was a goalless draw. To end their 11-year wait to compete in the AFCON finals, they need to start picking up wins as soon as possible. The visiting team, on the other hand, hasn't won any of their last five games, losing three of them and drawing the other two.
Expert Betting Tips
Guinea has had trouble maintaining consistency, but they have a respectable offensive unit. Botswana should prepare for a difficult defensive test, and their own problems occurring away from home could cause them to lose this match. As a result, we anticipate that the home team will prevail in this match, despite the fact that it is inevitable that the away team will be able to find the back of the net at some point.