Cape Verde vs Mauritania Prediction 29.01.2024

Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde Islands

1 : 0

Mauritania

Mauritania

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  • Competition: Africa Cup of Nations - Round of 16
  • Date: Monday, 29th, January 2024
  • Kickoff: 17:00 UTC / 18.00 CET
  • Venue: Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny (Abidjan)

Two nations deemed as outsiders will battle for a place in the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations as Cape Verde takes on Mauritania at Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny on Monday.

Cape Verde vs Mauritania Betting Tips: Cape Verde to Win

Certainly, even the most ardent supporters of these two national teams couldn't have dreamt, before the tournament's kickoff, that their favorites would reach the Round of 16 in the African Cup of Nations, and now, their direct showdown suggests that one of them will extend their fairytale.

Should they emerge victorious in the round of 16 clash, Cape Verde will not be strangers to the joy of progressing into the top eight teams at the AFCON, as they have already achieved that feat during their maiden final appearance in South Africa 2013, indicating that they enter Monday's match with a more greater pedigree than their opponent.

Furthermore, the display of Bubista's crew in the group phase was nothing short of spectacular, evident in the fact that it took them just two matches to claim the top spot in Group A, beating the four-time tournament winner Ghana with a 2-1 victory, followed by a crushing 3-0 triumph over Mozambique, before holding the record AFCON champion Egypt to a thrilling 2-2 draw with a mixed lineup.

Displaying extraordinary creativity in front of the opponent's goal has been the hallmark of the Blue Sharks during this year's AFCON edition, as they rattled the net at least twice in each of their three group-stage matches, and adopting another robust attacking approach could unlock their path to the first knockout stage victory.

Meanwhile, Mauritania's road towards a historic first entry into the knockout stage was filled with twists and surprises, especially considering they were on the brink of packing their bags after succumbing to defeats in the opening two matches against Burkina Faso and Angola, but they rocked the African continent on the final day of the group phase when they brought Algeria to their knees in a 1-0 triumph.

The sensational triumph of the Lions of Chinguetti over a hot AFCON contender, pushing them into the top four among the best third-placed teams, shines a light in their previously somber streak spanning seven matches (D2, L4), but reaching this stage of the tournament undoubtedly stands as a significant achievement regardless of future outcomes.

Despite Mauritania avoiding the bitter taste of failure in their previous encounters with Cape Verde, sealing a 2-1 victory in their last showdown, we remain optimistic that Bubista's squad's attacking prowess will shine in full glory this time, potentially proving enough to emerge on top and extend their impressive AFCON campaign.

Cape Verde Islands vs Mauritania Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Mauritania

    2 : 1

    Cape Verde Islands

    African Nations Championship

  2. Cape Verde Islands

    0 : 0

    Mauritania

    African Nations Championship

Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde team news

With his side unexpectedly celebrating wins in their opening two games, enough to top Group A, head coach Bubista opted to rest some of his stars in the 2-2 draw against Egypt on the final day of the group stage.

After resting key figures, we are expected to see the same formation and unchanged starting line-up that orchestrated the stunning opening triumphs, with Salernitana winger Jovane Cabral, along with Rayo Vallecano team-mate Bebe, among the returnees.

Last matches of Cape Verde Islands

  1. Cape Verde Islands

    2 : 2

    Egypt

    Africa Cup of Nations

  2. Cape Verde Islands

    3 : 0

    Mozambique

    Africa Cup of Nations

  3. Ghana

    1 : 2

    Cape Verde Islands

    Africa Cup of Nations

  4. Tunisia

    2 : 0

    Cape Verde Islands

    Friendly International

  5. Swaziland

    0 : 2

    Cape Verde Islands

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

Cape Verde Islands lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Vozinha

Defenders

  • 8

    Joao Paulo

  • 4

    Roberto Lopes

  • 5

    Logan Costa

  • 23

    Steven Moreira

Midfielders

  • 10

    Jamiro Monteiro

  • 26

    Kevin Lenini

  • 14

    Deroy Duarte

Forwards

  • 7

    Jovane

  • 21

    Bebe

  • 20

    Ryan Mendes

Mauritania

Mauritania team news

Concerning Cape Verde's challenger in the Round of 16, Mauritania is poised to maintain an unchanged starting lineup that surprised the former AFCON champions Algeria, securing a 1-0 triumph on the last day of the group campaign.

Al-Hedod SC midfielder Yali Dellahi, the hero of that match who brought down the Fennec foxes by netting the winner just before the end of the opening 45 minutes, was forced to exit the field at some point in the second half due to injury, creating uncertainty about his participation on Monday.

Last matches of Mauritania

  1. Mauritania

    1 : 0

    Algeria

    Africa Cup of Nations

  2. Mauritania

    2 : 3

    Angola

    Africa Cup of Nations

  3. Burkina Faso

    1 : 0

    Mauritania

    Africa Cup of Nations

  4. Tunisia

    0 : 0

    Mauritania

    Friendly International

  5. South Sudan

    0 : 0

    Mauritania

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

Mauritania lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    Babacar Niasse

Defenders

  • 2

    Khadim Diaw

  • 5

    Lamine Ba

  • 14

    Yali Dellahi

  • 20

    Ibrahima Keita

Midfielders

  • 4

    Omare Gassama

  • 19

    Aboubakary Koita

  • 8

    Bodda Mouhsine

  • 10

    Idrissa Thiam

  • 23

    Sidi Bouna Amar

Forwards

  • 11

    Souleymane Anne

4 Reasons why we expect Cape Verde to Win

  1. Cape Verde emerged unscathed from Group A with two victories and a draw.
  2. Cape Verde scored two goals in each of their opening three group stage matches.
  3. The victory against Algeria is the only one for Mauritania in their last seven matches.
  4. Cape Verde has more AFCON experience compared to Mauritania.

Main prediction Cape Verde Islands - Mauritania

Cape Verde Islands to win

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3 wins in a row

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Cape Verde vs Mauritania - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on beIN Sports (Aus), beIN Sports (Fra), Max Sport 1 (Bul), Sky Sports Football (UK/Irl), Sky Sports Main Event (UK/Irl), Sky Sports (UK), Sport TV (Por), SuperSport, TV3 Sport (Den), Veikkaus TV, Viaplay (Den), Viaplay (Fin), Viaplay (Nor), Viaplay (Swe), V Sport (Nor), V Sport Premium (Swe), V Sport Urheilu, Ziggo Kanaal 14, Ziggo Sport Racing, Ziggo Sport Select

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Who is Cape Verde's player to watch?

Ryan Mendes and Benchimol each have one goal and one assist, making them the most productive duo in the Cape Verde national team.

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Who is Mauritania's player to watch?

Yali Dellahi earned the hero's title after securing a 1-0 victory against Algeria on the last day of the group stage, but his participation on Monday is uncertain due to injury.