Namibia vs Mali Prediction: Can Namibia beat Mali to secure progression?

 | January 24 24 | 

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Group E is the group of death. We made it match day 3 and this group has lived up to its name. all four teams involved still stand a credible chance of advancing. Mali lead the group however if they lost this game and Tunisia beat South Africa by a big enough margin. This will see the Tunisian advance.  

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Namibia vs Mali Betting Tips

  • Double Chance – Home or Draw 26/25
  • Total Goals – Over 2,5 34/25
  • Anytime Goals Scorer – Deon Hotto 31/5
  • Anytime Goal Scorer – Peter Shalulile 23/5
  • Anytime Goal Scorer – Lassine Sinayoko 37/20

Double Chance – Home or Draw 26/25

Witten better than a Hollywood script. Group E has had a lot of twists and turns. On match day three all four teams involved can progress if results elsewhere fall in their favor. Like any good coach would say, our fate is in our own hands. Coach Eric Chelle will be hoping he can out play and out class Namibia when they meet on Wednesday evening. They have done the hard graft of beating South Africa on the opening day and securing a draw on day 2 against Tunisia. A win or draw against Namibia will secure their place in the next round of this competition. A loss however could see them crash out of the competition, from a favorable position.

Namibia also stands a chance of progressing through to the next round if they can best Mali. They have one win in the group, and they have everything to play for as they go against this talented Mali side. A draw for Namibia would leave them at the mercy of results elsewhere. With 4 goals conceded in their previous match, they will need to win by at least 3 goals to get the goal difference back into a positive figure.

Mali are the favorites to win this game, however who does not like a good upset? Mali have no loses in 9 matches. If any team has the talent to cause an upset, it is Namibia. We have opted for the double chance Home or Draw 26/25.

Total Goals – Over 2,5 34/25 

The last time these two teams met in CAF Africa Cup of Nations, the match ended 1-2 in favor of Mali. Mali is briming with goals at this tournament and for Namibia their star studded front three has not delivered so far in this tournament. We have seen teams with their back against the wall come alive in this tournament and that makes for a goal fest every time. That is why we have gone for the goals over 2,5 34/25. 

Anytime Goals Scorer – Deon Hotto 31/5 

He has already found the back of the net once in this competition and he will be looking forward to scoring again for his nation. the odds on him scoring at any time are sitting at 31/5. His nation will lean on him to find the back of the net and give their nation a chance at progression.

Anytime Goal Scorer – Peter Shalulile 23/5 

A player who has not found his goal scoring stride in this season’s CAF Africa Cup of Nations is Peter Shalulile. The Mamelodi Sundown star is a goal threat every time he is on the pitch. He is a player that his nation and his teammates will be looking to for goals, especially the current situation they find themselves in. He will lead the front line and Mali are not careful this expert poacher can hurt them. The odds on him finding the back of the net in this match are set at 23/5 

Anytime Goal Scorer – Lassine Sinayoko 37/20

If Namibia are to pull of this upset, they will have to keep Lassine Sinayoko from finding the back of the net. He has been in exceptional goal scoring form for club and country. Finding the back of the net in every one of his last four matches. including a goal from the bench against Guinea-Bissau. He is a mean machine, and he will look to keep this run going with a goal against Namibia. The odds on him being an anytime goal scorer is sitting at 37/20 

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