The second round of the group stage has started in the African Cup of Nations. Group C is in an interesting situation. Gabon and Ghana are two teams that claim the second ticket for leaving the group, the first will be taken with a huge degree of probability by Morocco. And a face-to-face meeting should determine which of them will have the highest chance of reaching the playoffs. The football match between Gabon and Ghana will begin on January 14 at 22:00 Moscow time.
The Gabon national team was seriously weakened before the Africa Cup of Nations. The main star of the team and former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang misses the tournament due to the coronavirus, which he fell ill during the holidays. Despite his lackluster form this season, he could provide the class difference that Gabon needs.
In the first match, the Gabon team defeated the Comoros team. At the same time, it cannot be said that Gabon had the initiative. Komoros dominated most of the match in possession and shots towards the goal. The Gabonese only had 2 shots on target, one of which was a goal scored in a quick counterattack.
Such statistics can be explained by the fact that the goal was scored at the very beginning of the match and Gabon played for the result. However, with the Ghana national team, which is considered one of the favorites of the tournament, such a strategy may turn out to be losing. The 4-2-3-1 formation that the Gabonese play is not suitable for the indoor football that the team played in their first match.
Ghana lost their first match to group leader Morocco. The Moroccans owned the initiative throughout the match, but they were able to break through the defense of Ghana only at the very end of the match.
The team uses the 4-2-3-1 formation, which allows it to go into fast attacks. At the same time, two defensive midfielders should provide high-quality defense and access to the attack. There were problems with this in the first match. However, Gabon does not pose such a serious threat as Morocco.
For Ghana, the match is very important, in case of defeat, the chances of a direct exit from the group are greatly reduced. Therefore, the Ghanaians must show a cautious game for the result.
The match will be broadcast on the Okko TV service. It will also be possible to follow her on the website of the legal BC Winline. The text broadcast will be available on the website flashscore.ru.
- Ghana is the favorite for the upcoming match. The coefficient for the victory of Gabon is 4.1, for the victory of Ghana – 2.04.
- Both first matches of the teams ended with the score 1:0.
- The teams do not have serious stars in attack. Gabon has lost Aubameyang, Ghana, in principle, has no stars of this level.
- In 6 of Ghana’s last 10 matches, only one goal was scored, another match ended in a goalless draw.
- Forecast for the match – TM 2 for 1.7.
Main Forecast Gabon – Ghana
Less than 2 goals