Gambia vs Cameroon Prediction: A Grim situation for Cameroon

 | January 23 24 | 

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It is third versus fourth in group C of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations. For Cameroon the situation is grim. With a single point on the board, they sit three points behind the team right above them, and only a win will do. A draw will mean certain elimination. 

Here are markets to consider adding to your bet slip...

Gambia vs Cameroon Betting Tips

  • Double Chance – Draw or Away 13/100
  • Both Teams to Score – Yes 27/20
  • 1st Half – 3 Way 34/33

Double Chance – Draw or Away 13/100 

Three points away from advancing to the next round and sitting on a negative goal difference. It will take focus and a good strategy to navigate their way past Gambia. They would still need to win by at least 3 goals to get their goal difference into a positive. The task is possible, but it is also far from an easy one. Gambia have not registered a single point in this competition, their fate is sealed, and this match is but a formality for them. If they were to grab a win in this match, it would mean they go home with a sense of pride and a third-place finish. 

Cameroon knows that there is a glimmer of hope for them if they are to win this game with the right goal margin. They will be boosted by history; they have three wins in a row against this opponent. With no goals conceded in their last three meetings with Gambia. If history is to repeat itself, they will need to win by a bigger margin than the one they got the last time these two teams met in the Africa Cup of Nations in 2022. 

Cameroon are favorites to win this game, but I cannot ignore their recent form. No wins in their last 4 matches. That is why the double chance is the market I would consider as part of my bet slip at odds of 13/100 for a draw or away win. 

Both Teams to Score – Yes 27/20

Both these teams are in bad defensive shape. Cameroon has been the first team to concede in 5 out of their last 7 matches. Gambia have been the first team to concede in each of their last 5 matches in a row. The reality is that both these teams are battling at the back. This creates an opportunity for set piece goals, where a mistake could be costly for either side. The odds on both teams producing a goal or two in this fixture is set at 27/20 

1st Half 3 Way - Draw 10/9

In matches of this nature, where both teams have struggled for goals and have had poor defenses. The first half is always cagey and boring from a goal perspective. Players want to get everything right and they end up not taking enough risks in front of the goal. Cameroon only scored their first goal in the second half against Senegal, this was after they conceded in the first and second half. Gambia conceded in the second half against Guinea, and they played a poor first half where they were dominated by Guinea who had all the possession 55%, 16 shots at goal compared to Gambia’s 7 and 5 big chances created by Guinea on their way to a comfortable win. This game will have goals, I am not convinced it will be in the first half. If you agree, the odds on the first half ending as a draw are sitting at 34/33. 

 

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