Date: January 28th, 2015
Venue: Estadio de Mongomo
City: Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea
Time: 20:00 (CAT)
Form Guide: (Afcon Results): Guinea DD
January 20th: Ivory Coast 1 – 1 Guinea
January 24th: Cameroon 1 – 1 Guinea
Form Guide: (Afcon Results): Mali DD
January 20th: Mali 1 – 1 Cameroon
January 24th: Ivory Coast 1 – 1 Mali
The Grand Stand Prediction:
In a highly anticipated encounter that pits some of the more talented new kids on the block against their more experienced counterparts, Guinea will be excited to test their attacking prowess against a defensively astute Malian defence and prove that they a worthy of a place in the quarter-final stages with a positive that ensures that they book their place in the knockout stages without having to check on the result of the Cameroon vs Ivory Coast first.
Guinea have excited many with their enterprising play throughout the tournament, the young National Elephants have displayed a great degree of maturity against sides that are more illustrious than they are and they held their own while winning over a few new fans. It will be a feather in their cap if they can manage to win against the double 3rd placed Malian’s and book their place in the quarters.
Mali have defended well throughout the duration of the tournament and they will be hoping they can get an offensive groove going if they are to avoid packing their bags earlier than expected. In a group that has provided us with a plethora of draws, The Eagles would be ill-advised to sit back and look to play the absorbing pressure game that they are most comfortable with; a win should be the priority for the side as they finally look to go one step further than they have in the previous two Afcon campaigns and progress into the final of the 30th edition of Africa’s grandest football stage.
Scoreline Predictions: #GSVPredictor
Uncle Bob’s Prediction: Guinea 2 – 1 Mali
SportsMano’s Prediction: Guinea 0 – 2 Mali