As part of the African Cup of Nations qualification match, the players of the Sierra Leone and Sao Tome and Principe national teams will come face to face. Which of the rivals will get the victory in this duel? Our sports portal evaluates the chances of rivals for success.
Sierra Leone The Sierra Leone national team wins extremely rarely.
This African team won the last victory on its own account more than 6 months ago. In the last five games, the team has completely lost. However, the failures in the games with South Africa and Mali are easily explained – the national teams are simply not comparable in class and level of play. In their last meeting, the hosts lost in a friendly match to DR Congo (0:3). In Group A of the qualification, CAEN Sierra Leone is in third place, with only 1 point scored as a result of a draw with Guinea-Bissau (2:2).
Sao Tome and Principe The guest team also has huge problems with winning results.
The last victory went to the team in the preliminary round to the CAN, when Sao Tome and Principe were able to beat Mauritius in a face-to-face duel with a score of 1:0. The return game ended in a draw (3:3), which allowed the guests to advance to the main round of qualification for the Africa Cup. However, in the first two rounds, the visiting team showed a weak game, losing first to Guinea-Bissau (1:5), then losing with a double-digit score to Nigeria (0:10). Statistics and figures:
The hosts are the favorites of the meeting;
- Sierra Leone has a 5-match losing streak;
- Sao Tome and Principe has a 3-match winless streak;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a score of 4:2 in favor of Sierra Leone.
The hosts in their current state should win, and with a solid handicap, because the opponents are extremely weak, which was once again shown by the game against Nigeria.
I believe that in this match it is possible to make predictions for a confident victory of the host side.