Angola VS Gabon Prediction and Betting Tips

FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF) - Angola VS Gabon

Kick off:  08-10-2021 16:59 Friday(GMT+1)

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Angola will play in the CAF qualification Group F against Gabon on Friday. Gabon have secured one point from their opening two group games in this World Cup qualification campaign, placing them five points behind leaders Libya with four games to play.

 

Angola form (all competitions): DLLWLL

Last month, Angola faced a trip to play against Egypt and they then hosted Libya a week later, but both of those games ended in defeat for Pedro Goncalves's side, by a scoreline of 1-0. Their opening fixture of this qualifying campaign against Egypt was settled by a fifth-minute penalty which was converted by Mohamed Kafsha, and Angola failed to find the back of the net in their following game also. When Angola hosted Libya at the Estadio 11 de Novembro last time out, the home team fell to another first-half strike, this time from Libya's Omar Al Khoja. Goncalves's side's last victory came against Friday's opponents at the end of March, when Show and Loide Augusto sealed a win in the Africa Cup of Nations, which could give the home side confidence heading into this must-win fixture with Gabon. Patrice Neveu's team have shown more attacking threat than Angola in Group F, scoring twice in their first two fixtures, but they only managed to pick up one point in September's international break.

 

Gabon form (all competitions): WLWLLD

Gabon got their qualifying campaign off to a good start in their opening outing against Libya, after Andre Poko had given Gabon an early lead, but Sanad Al Warfali completed Libya's turnaround in the 90th minute to win the game for the home side. Another late goal denied Gabon three points last time out when they welcomed Egypt to the Stade de Franceville, where Jim Allevinah's 73rd-minute finish was cancelled out in stoppage time at the end of the second half by Egypt's Mostafa Mohamed. With four games to play in the CAF World Cup qualifiers, Gabon realistically need to win every game to stand a chance of finishing in top spot in Group F, and they will believe they can achieve that if they stop conceding crucial late goals. However, Gabon's away form is not good entering this game, having not won away from Franceville since 2019 and losing their last three matches on their travels. These two teams meet twice in this international window, with their second meeting coming on Monday, giving either team a great opportunity to put themselves into contention for top spot in November should they complete a double over this month's opponent.

 

Betting Verdict:

Angola are unlikely to achieve top spot in Group F during this World Cup qualifying campaign, but Gabon still have hope of reaching Qatar 2022, if they win Friday's clash in Luanda. Gabon will take confidence from their 1-1 draw with Egypt, and they will know that they can go one better against Angola and secure three points, having beaten them relatively recently in the Africa Cup of Nations.

 

Angola VS Gabon

1X2 Pick: 2

 

Angola VS Gabon Prediction and Betting Tips

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