In one of the matches of the 1/8 finals of the African Cup, the players of the national teams of Morocco and Malawi will come face to face. On whose side will the victory be in this confrontation? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this meeting.
In its history, the Moroccan national team has won all the awards at the main tournament of the Black continent. The last time the team of the hosts pleased their fans with bronze medals at the Africa Cup in 2004. The start of the tournament in Cameroon for the Atlas Lions turned out to be confident. The team won two victories over Ghana and the Comoros, closing the question of the winner in the group, but the guests did not stop there. The final round brought a meeting of the group leaders and a wonderful draw with Gabon – 2:2.
As for the Malawi national team, this team managed to make it to the Africa Cup for the third time for the first time in history, and was able to make it to the playoffs of the tournament. Before the start of the continental championship, the team performed unsuccessfully in the qualifying tournament for the World Cup in Qatar, where Malawi took last place in the group. The start of the main African football championship brought defeat from Guinea (0:1), after which there was a strong-willed victory over Zimbabwe – 2:1. In the last meeting, the Malawi team painted a world match with Senegal (0:0), which was a complete surprise.
Statistics and figures:
- Morocco is the favorite of the meeting;
- Morocco has not lost in 32 matches in all tournaments;
- The Malawi national team has a 2-match series without defeats;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a score of 0:0.
The national team of Morocco is a clear favorite of the meeting. The team of nominal hosts has not lost for a very long time, and now it can make it to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Our bet will be in favor of the minimum handicap of Morocco.