Mali vs Cameroon (Africa Cup of Nations, 20.01.2015)

Cameroon start the Africa Cup of Nations as one of the heavy favorites of the tournament, and their first group D clash is set against Mali. In a group with Guinea and Cote D’Ivoire, every point will be essential which is why tipsters seem to point to a win of the visitors. Both teams will field the best they have at the moment and hope to break the ice and start the group with three points.

Cameroon have learned their bitter lesson from the World Cup in Brazil, where everyone was awaiting big things from them only that they ended the group with three defeats and only one goal scored. Their talisman Eto’o retired after the tournament which could mean younger forwards will get extra motivation to perform right. In the qualifications for the tournament Cameroon did not lose any games, but against Mali they will have to be without their captain Mbia, who got a red card in the match against Cote D’Ivoire. But unlike the old Cameroon team, now the Indomitable Lions have several leaders, all playing in Europe: Choupo-Moting, Aboubakar, N’Koulou, Enoh and Moukandjo are ready to get Cameroon back into the competition they’ve been missing out on for several years.
Mali are riding on the success of their Africa Cup of Nations from 2013 where they surprised everyone and reached the third place. Seidu Keita is their most important player in the midfield area, but Yatabare will be tipped in charge of scoring the goals. Their main striker Diabate from Bordeaux sustained an injury and had to pull out of the squad, but this does not take away from Mali’s merits or the threat they possess in aerial duels. Their strength is the defensive line and considering this is the first match both teams might try to gauge their opponents before striking.

Last time the two teams met was back in 2002 when Cameroon won with 3-0 and Titan Bet gives Cameroon 17.00 odds to repeat the score. An outright Mali win has 3.70 odds, Cameroon has 2.00 and a draw 3.20. One of the most popular bets is Cameroon with a +1 handicap with 1.25 odds, Mali in the same market has 1.72 odds, Cameroon to win the first half 2.70, Mali 4.20, the second half with the most goals 2.20 and Cameroon to win by exactly one goal 3.20 odds. We are going to bet on Cameroon scoring over 1.5 goals with 2.45 odds from Titan Bet.

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