Cape Verde vs Egypt: Match Preview and Prediction
Cape Verde vs Egypt: Cape Verde will likely rest its best players in a meaningless encounter. Two 2-2 draws in the competition have left Egypt eager for a win. Mostafa Mohamed scored in Egypt’s last two games.
Egypt plays Cape Verde in the final Group B game of the 2024 African Cup of Nations on Monday night for a spot in the knockout stages. Two 2-2 ties against Cape Verde and Ghana upset Egyptian fans, as they have yet to win a match in the tournament.
The Egyptians’ sensation Mohamed Salah was substituted before halftime in the second round against Ghana, making matters worse. We all know Egypt is weaker without King Mo, and Liverpool’s captain won’t play on Monday.
In Cape Verde, opposite. Although the smallest country in the tournament, they qualified first for the last 16. Their Friday afternoon 3-0 win over Mozambique was convincing. Two fantastic goals came from former Manchester United players Bebe and Kevin Pina.
Cape Verde conceded one goal in the tournament’s first two games. Their back line has looked practically flawless, so it will be intriguing to watch how the Egyptians handle it on Monday.
Cape Verde vs Egypt: Betting Analysis
This will be Egypt and the Cape Verde Islands’ first-ever head-to-head match. With victories over Ghana and Mozambique, the Cape Verde Islands have taken the lead in Group B.
Given that they played Mozambique three days earlier, head coach Bubista may change his starting team for this clash with Egypt. The Pharaohs, who must win to advance to the knockout stage, put a lot of weight on this game.
Even without Mo Salah on Monday, Egypt still has enough talent in other areas of their lineup. Egypt is likely to get off to a fast start, and we will bet on them to lead at halftime and end up winning the match at 2.20 odds.
Egyptian attacker Mostafa Mohamed has scored in both tournament openers. Without Salah, he must take on more. Since we expect the Cape Verde Islands to change their starting lineup in this useless match, Mohamed scoring at any time is a good bet at 2.87 odds.
Who will win the match between Cape Verde and Egypt?
We believe that during the game, the Cape Verde Islands will have to exert a lot of pressure to find the back of the net against this Egypt squad, who we believe will score a goal and win. For this reason, we have projected that this match will be extremely competitive and that Egypt will win.
Cape Verde vs Egypt: Head-to-Head
Our Prediction: Away Win or Draw
What are the best odds for the game?
According to the most recent betting odds available on the 90-minute outcome market, the best price for Cape Verde Islands to win is 6.8, the best price for the draw is 3.9, and the best price for Egypt to win is 1.81. These are the highest yields currently available.