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Cape Verde vs. Mauritania Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
29 January 2024, 15:34

Cape Verde and Mauritania will meet in the next match of the African Cup of Nations playoffs. In any case, this meeting will be historic for one of the teams, since both teams have never won the playoffs of this tournament in their history. While Cape Verde passed the group stage more confidently and became one of the main discoveries of this African Cup of Nations draw, Mauritania creaked out of the group, but if successful, many will forget about the inarticulate game in the group stage.

Cape Verde vs. Mauritania Preview 

Cape Verde Preview

Cape Verde produced great results in one of the most difficult groups in the tournament - victories over Ghana and Mozambique and a draw with Egypt in the last round. Even playing with a non-main squad in the match against Egypt, Bubista's team showed character and won back in 90 + 9 minutes. The blue sharks are approaching the meeting with Mauritania with a great mood and great form, while the team leaders in the person of Bebe and Jamiro Monteiro got a rest in the game with Egypt. Cape Verde has not lost 5 matches in a row (3 wins, 2 draws) and has every chance to extend this series and reach the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations for the first time in its history.

Mauritania Preview

Mauritania, on the other hand, passed the group stage much less successfully, gaining a place in the playoffs only thanks to a victory over Algeria. The victory over one of the supposed favourites of the tournament not only ensured the resignation of Jamil Belmadi from the post of head coach of Algeria, but also brought the necessary goal difference in the third place table (-1), which allowed Mauritania to enter the playoff. Of course, this victory gave Amir Abdou's team a motivational boost, but this will clearly not be enough in the match against Cape Verde. If not taking into account a decent game during standard positions, then the Mauritanians always have a psychological trump card in the form of Abubakar Kamara, who frighteningly wears the inscription AK-47 on his back instead of his last name.

Betting Tips for Cape Verde vs. Mauritania

Cape Verde to Win

The Bubista team at this stage shows a much more coherent and conscious game, moreover, the team's leaders have rested, which allows them to approach the match in a better shape. Mauritania can boast of a psychological boost after defeating Algeria and getting into the playoffs, but in the context of building the game, Abdou's team is not impressive. In addition, the bookmakers offer a decent Cape Verde vs. Mauritania odds for the victory of the hosts. Parimatch estimates this outcome at 2.04.

Mauritania Corners Total Over 3.5

As already mentioned, the Mauritanians look good at the standards, so they try to earn them as much as possible in any game scenario. Whether it was a blind defence against Algeria or an open game without a midfield with Angola, Mauritania got enough corners in every match (5 against Algeria, 6 against Angola, 4 against Burkina Faso). It is unlikely that this match will be an exception, regardless of its course. This Cape Verde vs. Mauritania prediction is estimated with odds of 1.85 from Parimatch.

Bebe to Score at Any Time

Bebe has already scored one of the most beautiful goals of the tournament against Mozambique and is the leader in the attack of the Blue Sharks. After resting in the match against Egypt, the former Manchester United player will try to beat Babakar Niasse, who made the most saves in the group stage (12). As can be seen from the results of the Mauritanians, this did not greatly affect the goals conceded, so Bebe will definitely have chances. William Hill estimates this Cape Verde vs. Mauritania tip with odds of 3.50.

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