Africa Cup of Nations 2021 – Friday 14th January Matches Tips, TV and Betting Preview

There is another busy day at the Africa Cup of Nations 2021 on Friday when the second set of matches in two of the six groups are played out on what will be a pivotal day for many sides out in Cameroon.

We get to see some heavy hitters on Friday with the likes of Senegal, Morocco and Ghana among the teams looking to enhance their positions ahead of the last games in these groups next week. We have four matches to get stuck into.

Where to watch

All four matches will be shown in full across the Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Football channels and the final game of the day can also be seen on the BBC iPlayer.

Friday’s fixtures are as follows: (UK kick off in brackets)

Senegal vs Guinea (13.00)

Malawi vs Zimbabwe (16.00)

Morocco vs Comoros (16.00)

Gabon vs Ghana (19.00)


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Preview

The action begins in Group B where the first match of the day sees two Liverpool stars going against each other when Sadio Mane and his Senegal side take on Naby Keita and his Guinea team. Both sides won their opening match so whoever wins that will be through to the knockout stages with a match to spare. Once they are done two sides will take to the pitch looking to restore their chances of going through to the next stage when Malawi take on a Zimbabwe side who will feel unfortunate to fall to a late defeat to Senegal in the first set of games.

The other group on show on Friday is Group C and this is a section where Morocco put a marker down in the opening game of the event when they took care of a Ghana side who might be a little overrated in this event. Morocco play in the first game in this group against the minnows Comoros who gave a good account of themselves in defeat in their opening game. The final match of a busy day sees Gabon taking on Ghana in a match the Black Stars can’t afford to lose if they want to have a chance of qualifying in the top two from this group.

Betting

This looks a competitive day to me but one side who might be overpriced on the first set of games are Zimbabwe. They went down to Senegal but they only did so with a very late penalty in pretty extreme conditions and they should enjoy themselves much more in the slightly cooler air of the middle kick off time. Malawi also only went down by the odd goal to Guinea but only the players within the Guinea side will know how they only scored one goal in that game.

There were signs that Zimbabwe could do some damage in their attacking play against Senegal. Understandably they didn’t want to commit too many men forward but they still created chances to score and they should have a lot more to go at in what should be a more open midfield where their powerful ball carriers can get forward and help the attacking players. Malawi are here for the first time and look to still be finding their feet. I think if there is a winner in this one it will be Zimbabwe.

Tips

Back Zimbabwe (-0.25AH) to beat Malawi for a 3/10 stake at 2.02 with BetVictor

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