Egypt vs Ghana African Cup of Nation 2017 – Group D Date: Wednesday, 25th January 2017 Kick-off: 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET Venue: Stade de Port Gentil.
Already qualified black stars of Ghana will play their final group stage against Egypt as they hope to finish the group stage with a winning streak.
Ghana have been good so far in this edition of the AFCON, narrowly winning their first 2 games with 1-0 win each to take them top of the group with 6 points. This game will be Ghana’s biggest test in the tournament, they will hope no to lose this game to remain unbeaten and finish top of the group.
Egypt resurfaced in the AFCON competitions this year and have been good winning one and drawn one of their first 2 games. The Egyptians are one foot into the quarter-finals as they are on 2nd spot in the group with 4 points to their name.
The North African outfit are 3 points above Mali in 3rd position and 2 points behind Ghana in the top spot. A win or draw in this game will push them through while a defeat could cost them, depending on Mali result against Uganda.
Egypt: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
El Hadary – Fathy, Hegazy, Gabr, Abdul Shafy – El Nenny, Hamed – Ramadan, Salah, Trezeguets – Marwan.
This will be the second time this two teams are meeting in an AFCON competition, Egypt won their first AFCON meeting 1-0 in 2010.
Egypt have won 3 of their previous 6 meetings, they have draw one and lost twice to Ghana.
Their last encounter was a 2-0 win in favor of Egypt late last year in World Qualifying game.
Egypt vs Ghana: Prediction
The two teams have a strong looking aqua and there is little or no difference between them. However, the black stars will need an improvement from their last game if they are to win this game. We are expecting both teams to share the spoils in this game and qualify both teams for the next stage.
Egypt vs Ghana: Bet Tips
Full time result in a draw at 2.00 (1/1) Over 1.5 goals at 1.83 (5/6).