**The odds were correct at the time of writing but are subject to change**
Gambia vs Mali AFCON 2022 fixture is expected to generate a lot of excitement as both teams battle it out for the top spot in Group F. These teams won their first game of the 2022 AFCON tournament with a similar scoreline of 1-0. Will they settle for less in this first encounter? We have the details in this post.
Gambia vs Mali AFCON 2022 Match Predictions
After winning the first game of the AFCON 2022 tournament, Gambia and Mali will now square it out in a battle for the top spot in Group F. This is also the first ever encounter between these teams. The question is who will win? We have the best two predictions for this match as well as analysis of our picks as follows:
Mali to bag all points @ 3/4 (1.75)
Mali is miles ahead of Gambia on FIFA ranking. And despite a controversial win over Tunisia in the first match of the AFCON 2022 tournament, we think this fixture presents Mali with a chance to write their wrongs. Our pick is Mali to win this game and it fetches a good price with our selected bookie.
Half-time Draw @ 95/100 (1.95)
We are tipping Gambia to play hard ball in the first half. These teams haven’t met before, so a tense game is expected from the onset. And given how Gambia performed in the first game against Mauritania, they will yet again display a strong defence to fend off Mali from scoring n early in the game. It is a battle for the top spot in Group F, so a tough encounter should will likely yield no breakthrough in the first half.
Gambia vs Mali AFCON 2022 Betting Odds, H2H and Stats
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Gambia vs Mali AFCON 2022 Preview: The Stage is Set for Group F Top Spot Battle
After bagging a clean sheet victory of 1-0 in the first game of the tournament, both Gambia and Mali will now face off in a match that will likely define their next steps in the 2022 AFCON. It is a match that will equally generate a lot of excitement from fans of both teams. These teams will meet for the first time ever, so we expect a lot of tension as well on matchday
While Gambia faced a no so difficult in Mauritania in the first game of the tournament, Mali were lucky to walk away with all points in the first game after Tunisia failed to convert a penalty in the 77th minute. Even more controversial was the fact that Mali’s first match was ended before a time, something which drew a lot of criticism. Will Mali overcome what many now regard as ‘getting favoured’ in the first game to bag another victory?
First off, Mali will be without El Bilal Toure who was shown a straight red card in the 87th minute for what many argue should have been a yellow card. VAR, however, approved the decision. Mali will also miss the services of Adama Traore who picked an injured shortly before the hour mark. On the Gambian side, Ibou Touray was hauled off with an injury in the 82nd second minute.
Gambia predicted lineup: Jobe, Sanneh, Gomez, Jagne, Colley, Ebrima, Marreh, Adams, Barrow, Jallow and Ceesay.
Mali predicted lineup: Mounkoro, Traore, Sacko, Haidara, Kouyate, Haidara, Samassekou, Traore, Djenepo, Kone and Yves Bissouma.
FAQs about Gambia vs Mali AFCON 2022 Fixture
What are the positions of Gambia and Mali on FIFA rankings?
Gambia is position 150 while Mali is 53rd on FIFA rankings.
What time will Gambia vs Mali kick-off?
The game will start at 16:00 GMT +3 on Sunday, Jan 16, 2022.
Where is the match venue?