Cameroon will host Egypt for the AFCON 2O22 semifinals at Olembe Stadium, Yaounde, on Thursday 3rd February 2022. It is a game you don’t want to miss as both teams stand a chance of bagging the AFCON trophy this year.
- 1 Our Best Cameroon vs Egypt AFCON 2022 Semifinals
- 2 Cameroon vs Egypt AFCON 2022 Betting Odds and the Latest Stats
- 3 Cameroon vs Egypt AFCON 2022 Semifinal Preview, Team News and Lineups
- 4 FAQs about Cameroon vs Egypt AFCON Semifinals
Our Best Cameroon vs Egypt AFCON 2022 Semifinals
The African Cup of Nations semifinals fixture between Cameroon and Egypt will mark the fourth meeting between the Indomitable Lions and the Pharaohs. Our tipsters have settled on the best two predictions for Cameroon for Egypt as follows:
Both teams to score @ 5/4 (2.25)
Cameroon and Egypt are currently the frontrunners to win the AFCON 2022 according to the bookies. However, this fixture will eliminate one side that will later battle for third place. Both the Indomitable Lions and the Pharaohs are in fine scoring form and should aim to score in this fixture. We are tipping goals on both ends of the pitch when these teams lock horns in this much-awaited semifinals duel.
The hosts to score first @ 18/25 (1.72)
The second prediction by Football Whispers backs the Indomitable Lions to score the first goal in this match. They have scored 11 goals in five games played so far in the ongoing AFCON tournament. On the flipside, Egypt has struggled to score in the tournament, having netted scored only four times in open play so far.
Cameroon vs Egypt AFCON 2022 Betting Odds and the Latest Stats
For the latest Cameroon vs Egypt betting stats as well as the best odds for the big game, check our handpicked bookies in the tables below.
Cameroon vs Egypt AFCON 2022 Semifinal Preview, Team News and Lineups
Cameroon is undefeated after five games in the ongoing 2022 AFCON while Egypt lost their first game against Nigeria. But despite the narrow setback at the start of the tournament, the Pharaohs have since picked form, winning thrice and drawing once in open play. The visitors come to this game with a 2-1 victory over Morocco in the quarterfinals. The Egyptians came from 1-nil to win in extra time. But can they stand the Indomitable Lions at this critical stage of the tournament?
On the other hand, Cameroon bagged a 2-0 victory over Gambia in the quarters and will not attempt to edge out a defensively stronger opponent. This will be undoubtedly Cameroon's toughest match yet and we expect a show of might in this do-or-die stage of the tournament.
Both sides lost two players to injuries in the quarterfinals but should make reinforcements heading in to this game. When we compare head coaches of both sides, Cameroon's head coach, Toni Conceicao, prefers a 4-3-3. Conceicao has impressed on the dugout since taking over the indomitable Lions. He averages 2.14 points after 13W, 6D and 2L in 21 games. On the other hand, the visiting coach, Carlos Queiroz equally prefers 4-3-3 formation and averages 2.19 points after 11W, 2D and 3L in 16 games. From the stats, we are looking at a close call between two of the best managers in African football and most importantly, in the AFCON 2022.
Another close call in this fixture is the FIFA rankings. While Cameroon is ranked 50th, Egypt is 45th on FIFA list. That' s another stat that paints a picture of a match expected to be expected to draw thousands of fans to the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde. A huge advantage for the Indomitable Lions in this fixture is the support of home fans.
Cameroon will be without Fai and Ngamaleu, both of whom picked injuries in the last game. On the Egyptian side, goalkeeper Gabaski is unlikely to feature after playing through a groin injury in the last game. Hegazy also got injured in the last game and will unlikely feature in this match.
Cameroon predicted lineup: Onana, Tolo, Casteletto, Ngadeu, Mbaizo, Gouet, Ekambi, Hongla, Anguissa, Bassogog and Aboubaka.
Egypt predicted lineup: Sobhi, Trequet, Kamal, Abdelmonem, Fatouh, Ashraf, Elneny, Al-Sulaya, Salah, Mohamed and Marmoush.
FAQs about Cameroon vs Egypt AFCON Semifinals
What time will the game start?
Cameroon vs Egypt AFCON 2022 semifinals will kick off at 22:00 GMT +3 on Thursday 3rd Febuary 2022.
How did these teams perform in the last five games?
How are the two teams ranked by FIFA?
The Indomitable Lions are position 50th while Egypt is 45th according to the latest FIFA rankings.