Gambia play Cameroon in the quarter-final of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
The match is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. GMT on Saturday, 29 January 2022. The match venue is Japoma Football Stadium, Douala, Cameroon.
Latest betting odds
The Gambia to win odds are priced at 8.00 (+700 American; 7/1 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.30 (+230; 23/10), while Cameroon to win odds are 1.61 (-164; 25/41).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Gambia — 12%, draw — 29%, Cameroon — 59%.
Latest betting odds on Gambia vs Cameroon (29 January 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.55 (+155; 31/20)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.51 (-196; 25/49)
- Asian handicap (+0.75) on Gambia — 2.15 (+115; 23/20)
- Asian handicap (-0.75) on Cameroon — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.75 (+175; 7/4)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.42 (-236; 25/59)
Match preview and statistics
The Republic of Gambia are unbeaten in the tournament with three wins and a draw from four games. They beat Guinea 1-0 in the Round of 16 tie to make it to the quarter-final.
Musa Barrow hit the game winner in the 71st minute of the second half with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Yusupha Bobb with a through ball. Yusupha Njie got a second yellow card in the 86 minute for a bad foul, while Ibrahima Sory Conte II in the 90+2 minute for a bad foul.
Bobb had a good game against Guinea, created the most chances (3), had the most tackles (3), had seven accurate long balls, two interceptions and an assist to the winner. Top stats: 49% possession, 12 total shots, six chances created, one big chance, 249 accurate passes, three shots on target, 77% pass accuracy, 17 fouls conceded, two corners, one offside, two yellow cards, one red card.
Guinea team news: Yusuphe Njie got a red card in the last game, and is suspended for this match.
Cameroon are yet to lose a match in the competition with three wins and a draw in four games. They haven’t lost in their last eight games with seven wins and a draw. The Indomitable Lions beat Comoros 2-1 in their Round of 16 clash.
Nadjim Abdou was shown the red card in the seventh minute of the game. Karl Toko Ekambi opened the scoring in the 29th minute with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Vincent Aboubakar.
Aboubakar doubled the lead in the 70th minute with a left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner, assisted by Martin Hongla with a through ball. Youssouf M’changama pulled one back in the 81st minute from a free kick. It was a stunning free-kick goal 30 yards out, with a right footed shot to the top left corner.
One of the best players on the pitch in the game was no other than Vincent Aboubakar who was involved in the goals they scored, scored a goal and provided an assist. He completed the most dribbles (3), won five duels and one interception.
Team statistics: 66% possession, 19 total shots, 16 chances created, five big chances, six shots on target, 526 accurate passes, 90% pass accuracy, 12 fouls conceded, six corners, one offside, two yellow cards.
Cameroon team news: no player is injured or suspended for this match.
Gambia vs Cameroon H2H
Cameroon have won the previous two matches against Gambia, and also kept clean sheets in both meetings. Their last meeting was in AFCON qualifiers in 2016, the Indomitable Lions won two goals to nil.
Key players and lineups
Gambia projected starting lineup:
- Baboucarr Gaye
- Dawda Ngum
- James Gomez
- Omar Colley
- Pa Modou Jagne
- Yusupha Bobb
- Sulayman Marreh
- Musa Barrow
- Modou Barrow
- Ebrima Darboe
- Ablie Jallow
Musa Barrow is the key player to watch out for. He scored the winning goal in the last match against Guinea that saw them make it to the quarter-finals. Barrow has four goal contributions and has been involved in all the teams’ goals at the tournament, with two goals and two assists.
Ablie Jallow is a player to watch out for. He has scored two goals in the competition so far. Jallow looks forward to scoring in this match.
Cameroon projected starting lineup:
- Andre Onana
- Collins Fai
- Jerome Onguene
- Michael Ngadeu
- Ambroise Oyongo
- Nicolas Ngamaleu
- Pierre Kunde
- Andre Zambo Anguissa
- Karl Toko Ekambi
- Vincent Aboubakar
- Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Vincent Aboubakar is the key player to watch out for. He is the first player to score more than five goals in the AFCON, as he surpassed Samuel Eto’o with his sixth goal in the last match. Aboubakar stepped up in the last match, scoring a goal and providing an assist.
Karl Toko Ekambi is another player to watch out for. He scored his third goal in the tournament in the last match against Comoros. Banking on him to get on the scoresheet in this match.
Betting tips and prediction
Both teams have the same record in the tournament so far, unbeaten in the four matches played with three wins and a draw. They won their respective Round of 16 match to make it to the quarter-final. Gambia and Cameroon have played each other twice in their history. The latter has been the better side with two wins in two matches.
Cameroon have great momentum ahead of this clash, they’ve scored nine goals and conceded four goals. Gambia have scored four goals and conceded only one, averaging one goal per game. The Indomitable Lions are poised to win this clash, there’s a high chance they won’t keep a clean sheet. They’ve failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their games at the competition. Predictions are Cameroon to win, over 2.5 goals and both teams to score.
Betting prediction: Cameroon to win
Odds: 1.61 (-164 American; 25/41 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes) & over 2.5 goals
Odds: 3.60 (+260 American; 13/5 Fractional)