Egypt vs Sudan Prediction: Back Salah and the Pharaohs in this Group D closer
Wednesday sees the third and final matches of Group D at the Africa Cup of Nations. There is still everything to play for between these two; Egypt sitting in second after a 1-0 win over Guinea-Bissau and Sudan bottom of the pile with just a single point.
Egypt opened their AFCON campaign with a disappointing 1-0 loss to Nigeria. Sudan, however, played out a goalless draw and settled for a hard-earned point vs Guinea-Bissau in the first round of fixtures.
Since then, a Mohamed Salah goal helped them get three points on the board, while tomorrow's away side were easily swatted aside by the Super Eagles 3-1.
Here at BettingOdds.com - as has been the case with the rest of the tournament - we have previewed the clash for you, as well as provided our two best bets for it, along with where to find the best prices for them.
Egypt vs Sudan Tips
Egypt vs Sudan Odds
It wouldn't be an Egypt game without tipping up this man in some form or another. If you thought his previous seasons were impressive, he's already netted 16 goals from 20 appearances in the Premier League this season! He's averaging a goal every 111 minutes he plays which for someone who has only missed out on 17 league minutes for his side this season, that's a remarkable figure.
Now we know he isn't playing with the same level of quality on the international stage as he is for Liverpool each week, but he's a player who can fashion opportunities for himself. And the Egyptian King only needs one chance to make his opponents pay which Guinea-Bissau witnessed last time out.
He also had a goal ruled out vs Nigeria which would have left him and his team in much better shape going into this one and that is why I'm backing him to get on the scoresheet again against Sudan. He's as short as 8/13 with Bet365, so 4/5 with William Hill is decent value.
Egypt are as short as 1/4 to win this match and history is a good indicator as to why. Egypt have won 14 of the 21 meetings between the two sides, losing just twice in the process. Just to be on the safe side, Egypt will be treating this as a must-win game and I expect them to have the edge over the away side here.
Although he's underperformed at the tournament so far, you can never rule out a side like Egypt who possess one of the greatest footballers in the world in Mohamed Salah. He has the ability to make something happen on his own and from nowhere in a competition like this, just like he did in the previous set of fixtures for his nation.
For the under 2.5 goals aspect, this part of the bet has landed in both of Egypt's previous matches at this year's tournament. They managed just four shots on target to Guinea-Bissau's three last time out, and were outgunned in this department vs Nigeria, with two shots hitting the target to the Super Eagles' five. Either way, I'm expecting this to be another low-scoring contest.
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