Sun. Jul 21st, 2019




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Morocco vs Benin

Morocco come into this last sixteen tie in the 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament unbeaten and yet to concede a goal. All three of their group matches were won 1-0 with victories over Namibia, Ivory Coast and South Africa. That saw them finish three points clear of their rivals and Morocco are one of three teams to have won all of their group matches, the others being Egypt and Algeria. That was a big improvement for them considering they’d lost their last three games before this tournament began.

They are ranked 41 places above their opponents Benin. It wasn’t such an easy ride for them in the group stages and only qualified as one of the best third-placed teams. Their campaign began with a 2-2 draw with Ghana, leading twice in the game. A 0-0 draw with Guinea-Bissau (who finished bottom of the group without scoring) followed by another goalless draw, this time with Cameroon. Those three draws gained them qualification for the knock-out stages for the first time in their history. A bet on under 2.5 goals looks to be the one to go for here.

Key points


All three Morocco games in these finals have had under 2.5 goals scored in them.

Morocco are yet to concede a goal in this competition.

Benin’s last two games have both ended goalless.



Morocco are the favourites to win this game but their lack of goals is a worry. Only three goals were scored in the three group matches but they are yet to concede a goal. Benin have had two consecutive goalless draws and another low scoring match looks likely here. A bet on under 2.5 goals is the suggested bet.

Tip: 2.5 Under

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