Benin vs Guinea-Bissau Predictions

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  • Ismailia Stadium
Benin
Guinea Bissau
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Tip Reasoning

Can Benin build on a brilliant 2-2 draw with Ghana from their opening game? They started off the group with a surprise point, which could push them towards the last 16. If they can pull off a victory in this clash, then the Squirrels could take up a spot in the second round. However, they will need to be at their best to edge out Guinea-Bissau this week. Can Benin make a step towards a knockout place, or will the outsiders end their poor run of form?

Benin are getting a major boost going into this clash, as they will welcome back midfielder Stéphane Sessègnon for this meeting with Guinea-Bissau. The former West Brom and Sunderland man is a key player for the Squirrels, while he should make an impact as he slots back into a side who have made a bright start in Egypt. They went toe to toe with Ghana – a side who have made the last six semi-finals of this competition. They weren’t overwhelmed, as they picked up an important point. Can they add to it with a result on Saturday?

Guinea-Bissau suffered another defeat on Tuesday, which has left them facing an uphill battle to make the next round. They’re already the outsiders ahead of this meeting with Benin, never mind their final group game against Ghana. It’s a difficult group for them, so we could see them struggling to make much of an impact. While they play an attractive, passing game Guinea-Bissau look stretched competing at this level.

Benin have an experienced boss in Michel Dussuyer, so he’ll be ready to exploit any potential weaknesses in this Guinea-Bissau side. They have conceded at least two goals in their last three matches, while their record on the big stage is poor. Three consecutive defeats in the African Cup of Nations has left them as worthy underdogs for this clash in Ismailia.

Benin warmed up for the tournament with three straight wins, while they showed their talents in that 2-2 draw with Ghana. We expect the return of Sessègnon will make them stronger, while we’re backing Benin to build on some good results of late. We’re backing Benin for the victory in this clash, while we’re backing a 2-0 win for the Squirrels.

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