Angola vs Namibia Match Preview and Prediction
Angola vs Namibia: Before the event, Angola was expected to finish second in Group D at the Cup of Nations, but the Palancas Negras won. Pedro Goncalves’ team finished with seven points and will play a fourth game at the continental championships for the first time since 2010, after failing to advance in 2012, 2013, and 2019.
The southern African team had never won more than one at prior tournaments, but they might make it three with another win on Saturday. Goncalves’s team has scored six goals in a goal-heavy competition, matching their total from 2012 (four), 2013 (one), and 2019 (one). That should help the Palancas Negras beat Namibia and face Nigeria or Cameroon in the quarterfinals.
Despite their inexperience at this stage of the Cup of Nations, the Brave Warriors are expected to challenge Angola. In their Group E opener, Collin Benjamin’s team defeated 2004 winners Tunisia, sealing their spot in Saturday’s game as a top third-placed team.
Namibia’s first finals triumph came via Deon Hotto’s 88th-minute winner over the Eagles of Carthage, and they had something to build on after a 4-0 loss to South Africa in their second game.
A clean sheet in the final match against Mali gave the Brave Warriors a point to advance to the fourth round against Group C champions Angola. The Palancas Negras’ inexperience at this stage makes Bouake a fair playing field. Namibia won a weak group and was expected to go to the last eight despite goalscoring issues.
Angola vs Namibia: Betting Analysis
After defeating Burkina Faso 2-0 in the Africa Cup of Nations, Angola will hope for more success. Angola had 49% possession and 6 shots, 2 of which were on target.
Angola scored through Mabululu (36′) and Zini (92′). Burkina Faso had 20 shots, none on target. The Angola defense deserves respect after their previous scores. The opponent has scored three goals in Angola’s last six matches. I am not sure if that tendency will continue in this next encounter.
Namibia and Mali drew 0-0 in the Africa Cup of Nations before this. That game, Namibia had 34% possession and 5 shots on goal, none of which were successful. Mali had 10 shots, none on target.
Namibian games have recently had a continuous trend of at least one clean sheet. It happened six times in their last six games. In these matches, opposing teams have scored five goals and Namibia three.
Who will win the match between Angola and Namibia?
An Angola team that has scored numerous goals throughout the competition might eliminate a goal-shy Namibia from AFCON 2023.
Namibia may struggle to score against Angola, which we believe will score the winning goal. Therefore, we expect a close 1-0 win for Angola at full time.
Angola vs Namibia: Head-to-Head
Our Prediction: Home Win or Draw
What are the top odds for the game?
According to the bookmakers’ prices on the 90-minute outcome market, the best price for Angola to win is 2.26, the best price for a draw is 3, and the best price for a wager on Namibia to win is 3.94. These are the best deals available right now.