AFCON 2021: Zimbabwe vs Guinea prediction and betting tips (January 18)
Guinea seek a win in their Round 3 fixture. They are top of the group table after a win and a draw in the last two games, while Zimbabwe are last after losing their last two games in the tournament.
Guinea are top of Group B at the AFCON 2021
Guinea are top of Group B at the AFCON 2021
by Paul Awoniyi Paul Awoniyi

Zimbabwe play Guinea in Round 3 of Group B of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The match is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. GMT on Tuesday, 18 January 2022. The match venue is Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde.

Latest betting odds

Zimbabwe to win odds are priced at 5.60 (+460 American; 23/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.40 (+240; 12/5), while Guinea to win odds are situated at 1.71 (-140; 5/7).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Zimbabwe — 17%, draw — 28%, Guinea — 55%.

Latest betting odds on Zimbabwe vs Guinea (18 January 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.60 (+160; 8/5)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.45 (-220; 5/11) 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
  • Asian handicap (+0.75) on Zimbabwe — 1.88 (-114; 50/57)
  • Asian handicap (-0.75) on Guinea — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.75 (+175; 7/4)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.42 (-236; 25/59)

Match preview and statistics

Zimbabwe have lost two back-to-back games at the tournament. They are last in the Group B table with zero points and a -2 goal difference. The Warriors are winless in nine consecutive games, with seven losses and two draws, and lost 1-2 to Malawi in their Round 2 match on Friday.

Ishmael Wadi opened the scoring in the 38th minute of the first half with a header from the centre of the bo to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Onismor Bhasera with a cross. Gabadinho Mhango equalized in the 42nd minute with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal, assisted by Francisco Madinga with a cross.

Gabadinho Mhango hit the game winner and scored a brace in the 57th minute of the second half with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Top stats: 64% possession, 12 total shots, eight chances created, three big chances, 355 accurate passes, 78% pass accuracy, 14 fouls conceded, five corners, three yellow cards.

Zimbabwe team news: Ismael Wadi was substituted because of an injury in their last match. He’s doubtful for this match.

Guinea are top of Group B table with four points and a +1 goal difference. They have a win and a draw in the tournament. The National Elephants drew 0-0 against Senegal in their last match.

Top stats: 50% possession, five total shots, two chances created, one shot on target, 160 accurate passes, 64% pass accuracy, 26 fouls conceded, seven corners, one offside, four yellow cards. Mohamed Aly Camara had a good game against Senegal. He won six duels, made two clearances, had the most tackles (3), two last man tackles, one interception and six ball recoveries.

Guinea team news: no player is injured or suspended for the match.

Zimbabwe vs Guinea H2H

Zimbabwe have played Guinea 11 times in total. The Warriors have two wins, the National Elephants have five wins with four draws. In the last four meetings, Guinea have three wins and a draw. They won 1-0 in the last meeting.

Key players and lineups

Zimbabwe projected starting lineup:

  • Petros Mhari
  • Onismor Bhasera
  • Teenage Hadebe
  • Gerald Takwara
  • Takudzwa Chimwemwe
  • Kelvin Madzongwe
  • Knowledge Musona
  • Kundai Benyu
  • Never Tigere
  • Bruce Kangwa
  • Tinotenda Kadewere

The key player to watch out for is Tino Kadewere. He is yet to score in the competition and looks forward to scoring in this game. Kadewere has to score in this match, no time to ghost again. Onismor Bhasera is another player to watch out for. He provided the assist for their goal against Malawi in the last match. Bhasera has to keep it up in this game, creating goal scoring chances.

Guinea projected starting lineup:

  • Aly Keita
  • Ibrahima Cisse
  • Mohamed Camara
  • Saidou Sow
  • Ibrahima Conte
  • Issiaga Sylla
  • Amadou Diawara
  • Naby Keita
  • Aguibou Camara
  • Mohamed Bayo
  • Jose Kante

Mohamed Aly Camara is the key player to watch out for. He had a good performance against Senegal in their Round 2 fixture. Camara won six duels, made two clearances, had the most tackles (3), two last man tackles, one interception and six ball recoveries. Mohamed Bayo is another player to watch out for. He looks forward to scoring in this match.

Betting tips and prediction

Zimbabwe have no win from the games played in the tournament, with two losses in two games. They lost 1-2 to Malawi in their last game and sit last at the group table. Guinea, on the other hand, have a win and a draw in their last two games. They shared the spoils with Senegal in their last match.

The Warriors will be without their goal scorer Ismael Wadi. he got injured in the last game and won’t be available for this tie. Their poor form continues, with zero wins in their last nine games, seven losses and two draws. The National Elephants had to settle for a draw against Senegal, they did their best to hold them down and avoid a loss. Guinea are poised to win this game, even the odds are in their favour. Predictions are Guinea to win, and under 2.5 goals.

Betting prediction: Guinea to win

Odds: 1.71 (-140 American; 5/7 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.45 (-220 American; 5/11 Fractional)

FootballAFCON 2023. Group B. Round 3
Zimbabwe — Guinea
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