Mauritania vs Angola, Saturday’s match for the Africa Cup of Nations, Group E, at the Suez Stadium, in Suez, Egypt.
Mauritania will most likely be eliminated from the African Cup of Nations if they don’t score in this match. They are at risk of early exit after a 4-1 defeat by Mali in their opening match. After qualifying impressively, their first visit to this tournament may end before they even begin.
The underdogs had a huge victory over Burkina Faso in the qualifying round, the team that finished third in this tournament in 2017. However, that great victory was at home. It is where the great victories come from, they have made the most of the atmosphere at home to cause problems to their opponents. Now they are in Egypt seeking results on neutral ground, which has proven to be a difficult test for them so far. His good form at home included a 1-0 victory over Angola, which they faced in qualifying.
As expected, Mauritania had a difficult period in the reverse clash with Angola, losing 4-1 away. Angola also managed to defeat Burkina Faso. Angola qualified after winning four of their last five matches while starting matches in Egypt with a 1-1 draw with Tunisia. This should motivate them on this journey.
Angola reaches their second game of the group as a favorite for the points. With Mali to follow, this is by far the best game for Angola to try to qualify. They built a great form, having won five of their six games before drawing with Tunisia. This prepares the Palancas Negras as favorites for this meeting on Saturday.
Mauritania not only lost three of their last four games, but also lost in their last seven away matches. This race highlights its huge problems outside their home stadium.
After a lively start, Angola should follow with three points in this confrontation. Bet: V2