Niger U23 vs Mali U23
Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium
The Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium will play host to the third-round encounter of the Africa Cup of Nations U23 Group B competition between Niger U23 and Mali U23. There is no question that this is a very important one for both sides. Which of the two teams advances to the knockout round?Receive Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Niger U23 - a draw will be enough for qualification
This team absolutely cannot afford for things to turn the other way around, as they are now in a position where they must at least secure a draw in order to advance to the knockout stage of the competition. After starting the competition with a scoreless draw against Egypt U23, Niger U23 stepped up their game against Gabon U23 and secured all three points as an underdog thanks to a goal scored by Abdoul Moumouni, despite the VAR having nullified a goal scored by Kairou Amoustapha in the 18th minute of the first half. At this point of the U23 AFCON competition, Niger U23 are in first place in Group B despite having the same number of points as Egypt U23, who are now in second place.
Mali U23 - Mali U23 must be strong in both ends of the field
After the Mali U23 team's last encounter, in which they were defeated by Egypt U23 due to a string of unfortunate events, Coach Badara Alou Diallo would expect more from his players in this match. After starting the tournament with a win over Gabon U23 with the match ending 3-1, this side could only see themselves on the losing end when they took on Egypt U23 in their second matchup, with Ibrahim Adel being the highlight of the encounter. Despite the fact that this contest is now a must-win for this team, I am looking forward to seeing them perform to the best of their abilities, demonstrate character, and give it their absolute best shot.
Expert Betting Tips
It does not appear that either team will have an easy time during this match, and I believe that Mali U23 will need to offer their best effort in order to win. In the meantime, I simply want to say that I don't think Mali U23 are an especially poor team, and I believe they have what it takes to win here. Although I will be taking a chance on them, betting on a few goals being scored is another option I'm considering, taking into account the defensive records of both teams.