Cameroon blew aside Sudan, 2-0, in a tune-up game on Monday. Alioum Saidou’s team took the lead in the 36th minute on a goal by Roche Foning, and 20 minutes later, Arthur Ebong scored the insurance goal.
The Indomitable Lions haven’t lost in five straight games since their opening World Cup loss to Switzerland (1-0) in 2023. The next obstacle is a team that has a slight edge in this series, having won three and lost two of the previous nine meetings.
Cameroon travels to Algeria with something to prove after posting their best-ever CHAN finish in 2020, placing fourth. After losing their final exhibition game for the African Nations Championship, Congo fell to Senegal’s Lions of Teranga by a score of 1-0 on Monday.
Because of this, the Red Devils have lost three of their last six matches and are in need of a morale boost. After two consecutive trips to the CHAN quarterfinals, Congo is certain they can go even further this time around.
Cameroon has already competed in three matches this year, all of which were friendly. In two of those matches, they were victorious over South Africa, while the other two ended in draws with Ivory Coast and Uganda. They were unable to go past the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar in 2022 and had to win a play-off against Equatorial Guinea with a score of 2-1 in order to qualify for this competition.
Congo has not played a game since September, when they played two friendlies against Mauritania and Madagascar. In those two matches, Congo drew with Madagascar and lost to Mauritania. They overcame a deficit against the Central African Republic and won qualification for this competition owing to an away goal.
Cameroon vs Congo Predicted XI
Cameroon Predicted XI: Mbaynassem; Mbekeli, Abba, Malone, Tchami; Zemba, Batto, Sime; Kemajou, Djonkep, Foning.
Congo Predicted XI: Mohikola; Malonga, Ondongo, Lessomo, Mbemba; Binguila, Obongo, Mbangou; Massoumou, Bassinga, Koto
Both Cameroon and Congo have gotten into the habit of playing close games with few goals scored, so we anticipate another one of those today. Having said that, we also think Cameroon has a good chance of walking away from this match with three points, winning 1-0.
Wolverhampton Wanderers face Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup this Tuesday in the Premier League, and Wolverhampton can feel aggrieved. While the result was 2-2, Pedro Neto’s teammates were unfairly denied a goal 5 minutes from time. An injustice, which therefore pushes the two teams to replay the match to decide on qualification. In the league, Wolverhampton’s fight to avoid relegation continues this season. Wolves will have to grit their teeth until the end to avoid relegation, which is very different from the club’s usual standards in recent seasons. Indeed, by dint of being looted at each transfer window, the Wolves find themselves at the bottom of the rankings. 19th before kick-off this Saturday, the success acquired against West Ham (1-0) did them a lot of good since they were finally able to get out of the red zone. A victory that is all the more important given Wolverhampton’s upcoming week, which includes a visit from Liverpool and a league trip to Manchester City.
Liverpool came dangerously close to elimination last week, but they still make the FA Cup their primary goal because things get complicated for them in the league! It was predictable, Liverpool are in the middle of a difficult season. Corrected by Brighton on Saturday (3-0), the Reds have already forgotten the idea of the title for a long time and even see the top 4 moving away little by little. Outclassed tactically by De Zerbi, Klopp must find the right formula to revive his team despite the absences of Van Dijk, Jota, and Diaz. Currently 9th with 28 points, Europe will therefore be difficult for Darwin Nunez and his teammates to catch, except in the event of a good run in the Cup.
Wolverhampton Wanderers WLDDDW
Wolves will hope to pick up right where they left off from their previous match, which was a 1-0 victory against West Ham United in the Premier League.
During that match, Wolverhampton Wanderers had 58% possession of the ball and 17 shots on goal, with only 4 of those shots finding the target. At the other end of the field, West Ham United had 16 shots on goal, but only 4 of them were successful in hitting the target.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have not been able to keep a scoreless game in their most recent matches. The truth of the matter is that Wolverhampton Wanderers’ defense has been breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, which has resulted in the team allowing 6 goals to be scored against them.
Liverpool and their fans that traveled with them will be hoping for a better result here after the team’s most recent Premier League match, which they played against Brighton & Hove Albion, ended in a loss.
During that game, Liverpool had 38% possession of the ball and 6 shots on goal, with only 2 of those shots finding the target. On the other end of the field, Brighton & Hove Albion had 16 shots on goal, with 9 of them landing in the correct net. Solly March scored twice in the 47th and 53rd minutes, while Danny Welbeck scored in the 81st minute for Brighton & Hove Albion.
There have been at least three goals scored in each of Liverpool’s last six matches, each of which has featured the club. During that stretch, the number of goals scored per game on average is 3.83, while Liverpool has scored an average of 1.67 goals per game during that span.
Cameroon vs Congo Predicted XI
Wolverhampton Wanderers Predicted XI: Sarkic; Semedo, Collins, Toti, Ait-Nouri; Lemina, Neves, Nunes; Traore, Jimenez, Hwang.
Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Konate, Tsimikas; Keita, Fabinho, Elliott; Salah, Gakpo, Carvalho.
In our opinion, Wolverhampton Wanderers should have ample opportunities to hit the back of the net against this Liverpool squad; however, it’s possible that a single goal won’t be as many as they will have scored against them by the end of the match.
Therefore, we think that both teams will score and the game will end with a score of 1-2, with Liverpool coming out on top.
The teams from Crystal Palace and Manchester United will play each other next Wednesday on the lawn of Selhurst Park in the city of London. This is because the 7th round of the Premier League was delayed, so the game had to be moved.
Despite a recent slump, the team coached by Patrick Vieira has had a balanced campaign in the fight for permanence, currently sitting in 12th place on the leaderboard with 22 points, seven above the zone of relegation. Crystal Palace was defeated by Chelsea (0-1) last Sunday, their third consecutive defeat and the fourth in the five games since their return.
Manchester United, on the other hand, are enjoying an excellent moment of form, coming off a victory in the derby against rival Manchester City (2-1), with an epic comeback near the end, which left them with 38 points, the same as Newcastle (one more game), in the 4th position of the league table, just one point behind the “citizens.” With nine consecutive victories in official matches, Erik ten Hag’s team is going through an excellent phase and is launched in the race for 2nd place, without ceasing to believe in an attempt to get closer to Arsenal and the fight for the title in the coming weeks.
Crystal Palace LLWLLL
After suffering a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in their most recent Premier League match, Crystal Palace certainly won’t be hoping for a repeat of the previous result here.
During that match, Crystal Palace held 37% of the possession and had 10 shots on goal, with 5 of them finding their intended target. On the other hand, Chelsea had 15 shots on goal, and they were successful with 5 of those shots.
In recent games involving Crystal Palace, there have been a lot of draws where neither team scored. A bet placed on both teams scoring in any of their previous six matches leading up to this one would have resulted in a loss in five of those matchups.
Crystal Palace had not tasted defeat in either of their last two home league matches leading up to this match.
Manchester United WWWWWW
The previous match for Manchester United was a 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the Premier League, so they will enter this one riding high on the momentum of that victory.
During that match, Manchester United held 30% of the possession and had 8 shots on goal, with 4 of those shots hitting the target.
Manchester United has scored 15 goals in their last half-dozen games against their rivals. Furthermore, Manchester United has scored on each and every one of those occasions. During this time span, their defenders have been responsible for allowing two goals to be scored against them.
Injured and suspended
Crystal Palace: (Ferguson).
Manchester United (Tuanzebe, van de Beek).
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Predicted XI
Crystal Palace Predicted XI: Guaita; Clyne, Tomkins, Guehi, Mitchell; Schlupp, Doucoure, Eze; Olise, Mateta, Zaha.
Manchester United Predicted XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Fred, Casemiro; Antony, Eriksen, Fernandes; Rashford.
We are of the opinion that Crystal Palace will have to put up a significant amount of effort in order to find a way to score against this Manchester United team, which will most likely end up with the upper hand.
Because of this, Manchester United will win the game with a score of 1-0 after putting in a good effort.
As has often happened lately, the 35th edition of the Italian Super Cup will also take place in the winter. AC Milan, champions of Italy, and Coppa Italia winners Inter will face off on Wednesday, January 18, in Riyadh. Milan are looking for their eighth success in the competition (the last one came in 2016), and they hope to repeat their success from the league match, which they won 3-2. However, the Rossoneri did not start 2023 in the best possible way and went three games without a win, including their elimination in the Italian Cup at the hands of Torino. Stefano Pioli is aware that the Devil has had several shortcomings lately, especially defensive ones, but this is a one-off match, and what counts above all is attitude and the desire to win. Inter, on the other hand, comes from slightly better results, and in any case, they haven’t lost for over two months.
In the championship, the Nerazzurri are one point below the Rossoneri, but it can be said that they arrive at the match with greater confidence. They have won the competition six times and are hoping to match the triumphs of their city rivals. Simone Inzaghi’s team is then considered a slight favorite. There are many absences on both sides, from Maignan to Brozovic, passing through Lukaku. In Milan, the presence of Rebic is in doubt.
AC Milan DWWDLD
AC Milan now turns their attention to this upcoming match after a 2-2 draw with Lecce in Serie A.
During that game, AC Milan held a 64% possession advantage and had 12 shots on goal, with 5 of them finding the back of the net. On the other end of the field, Lecce had 17 shots on goal, but only 3 of them were on target.
In the most recent matches, AC Milan has not been very successful in keeping their lead for the full three hours and ten minutes. The fact of the matter is that AC Milan’s defense has been breached in 5 of their last 6 games, resulting in a total of 7 goals conceded over that span.
Inter Milan WWWDWW
Inter Milan enters this contest on the back of a Serie A victory in which they defeated Hellas Verona 1-0 in their most recent match. This victory puts them in a strong position to win this match as well.
During that game, Inter Milan held possession for 57% of the time and had 11 shots on goal, with 3 of them finding the target.
Hellas Verona had six shots on goal, but only one of them was successful in hitting the target.
Inter Milan has scored a total of 15 goals throughout their previous half-dozen matches. These goals have been scored in a variety of ways. Additionally, Inter Milan has scored in each and every one of those games in which they have participated. During that time period, their defenders have been on the receiving end of six goals scored against them.
Injured and suspended
AC Milan: (Maignan, Krunic, Touré, Ibrahimović, Florenzi).
Inter Milan: (Handanovic, Brozovic).
AC Milan vs Inter Milan Predicted XI
AC Milan Predicted XI: Tatarusanu; Calabria, Tomori, Kjaer, Hernandez; Bennacer, Tonali; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao; Giroud.
Inter Milan Predicted XI: Onana; Skriniar, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Gagliardini, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Martinez, Dzeko.
Although it is difficult to choose a winner, we believe that both Inter Milan and AC Milan should have the ability to score in this situation.
Due to the fact that we do not anticipate there to be a significant gap between them, a tie is a distinct possibility. Because of this, we think the game will be close the whole time and end with a score of 1-1.
Senegal got off to a strong start in the 2023 African Nations Championship thanks to the lone goal scored by Moussa Ndiaye. In their second game in Group B, Senegal will face Uganda, and they will be looking to add another three points to their total. Senegal is currently in first place in the group after claiming a narrow 1-0 victory against Ivory Coast. This victory, which marks Senegal’s third in as many matches, will undoubtedly fire them up for their upcoming contest against the East African nation. Despite the fact that Senegal has been held scoreless in two of their five CHAN encounters, they have managed to keep a clean sheet in each of their past three matches in this competition. The squad has only scored more than one goal in one of their last five matches in CHAN, leaving them with a record of low scoring in the competition. Four of their last five matches in CHAN have produced under 2.5 goals, and the team has scored more than one goal in only one of those five matches. Senegal will be confident in their ability to defeat Uganda because they have never lost to the east African nation, and they have not conceded a goal to Uganda in any of their last three encounters, despite the fact that all four of their matches have resulted in under 2.5 goals being scored.
Although Uganda and Senegal do not have a very strong record of accomplishment against one another, this will be the very first time that the two countries will meet at a CHAN competition. They are coming off a scoreless tie that they had in their opening game against DR Congo. This was the third time in their last five matches that they failed to score, but it was also the third time in those five matches that they kept a clean sheet. Only one of Uganda’s last five matches has resulted in a victory, and none of those victories came in any of their most recent four contests. In three of their most recent five meetings, fewer than 2.5 goals were scored. Even though Uganda has only managed to score more than one goal in one of their previous five matches, they will be hoping to improve on their goal-scoring record against Senegal, which currently stands at just one goal scored in four encounters between the two teams. Even though they’ve been performing poorly, Uganda hasn’t lost many games in their recent run; in fact, they’ve only dropped one of their previous eight matches.
On Saturday evening, the Elephants of Ivory Coast gave Senegal a tough battle, but in the end, Senegal emerged triumphant, giving the African nation a winning start to their campaign. Ivory Coast gave Senegal a tough fight.
Moussa Ndiaye scored the first goal of the game for the team coached by Pape Thiaw in the 77th minute, even though Thiaw’s team had the lead for most of the game.
So, after the first round of games, the Lions of Teranga are in first place in Group A, with a two-point lead over the Congo Democratic Republic and Uganda, their closest competitors.
On their next mission, they will have to compete against an enemy group that has never won any of the four previous matches between the two teams, no matter what kind of tournament was going on.
Since the beginning of the 2000 tournament, Senegal has not advanced past the group stage of the African Nations Championship. They are now working on improving their chances of advancing to the next stages of the competition for this year.
The group stage match on Saturday between Uganda and the Leopards of Congo DR took place at Stade 19 Mai 1956 and concluded in a scoreless tie. The match was part of Uganda’s tournament.
Milutin Sredojevic’s team was unable to make the breakthrough that their play on the day probably earned in a match in which there were very few clear-cut chances. The game was played in a difficult environment.
The Cranes have now failed to win any of their most recent five involvements either side of 2023, and during that span, they have only managed to put the ball in the back of the net once.
Uganda will go into their next match knowing that anything less than a victory would almost certainly mean the end of their run in the CHAN competition. This will be the sixth time in a row that they will be trying to escape an early exit from the competition.
Senegal vs Uganda Predicted XI
Senegal Predicted XI: Sy; Sidibe, Ndiaye, Diouf, Sane; Camara, Kane; Mbaye, Cisse, Diallo; Diouf.
Uganda Predicted XI: Alionzi; Ndahiro, Gift, Wasswa, Begisa; Waiswa, Youngman, Watambala; Karisa, Ssebuufu, Orit.
Senegal will come into this match feeling confident after their opening triumph the last time they competed, and they will bet on themselves to come out on top once more. Senegal is the team that we believe will emerge victorious from this contest and advance to the subsequent round of the African Nations Championship. Even though we think Uganda will be a tough opponent, we think Senegal will win.
Manchester City and Tottenham meet in added time on the seventh day after both losing their derby and, very curiously, after suffering even more from the defeat (already hard to digest by definition) precisely because of the other team’s KO. Just as City had to deal with the annoyance of being replaced by United and seeing Arsenal escape by plus eight as a result of their victory over Tottenham, Spurs collected the scorching 0-2 from the Gunners and saw themselves move away from fourth place precisely because of the “fault” of City’s defeat against United.
After receiving the double blow, Citizens and Tottenham have an urgent need to get back on their feet in order to attempt a run-up to their respective objectives (Premier League for the first, Champions League qualification for the second), despite Guardiola’s attempt in the post-match press conference at Old Trafford to draw a more aesthetic and less concrete scenario by saying that if the team continues to play so well, basically winning the championship won’t be of interest.
However, reality says that abdicating in January for a power like City, which actually often plays large parts of matches but pays dearly for many mistakes and episodes would be unreal. Tottenham are also expected to react, which is certainly difficult, despite the fact that last year, Conte’s team defeated Manchester City both in the first leg and the second leg, a truly memorable feat that was ultimately decisive for a run-up to fourth place and materialized in extremis, just as in extremis the championship victory for City came. Now, reviewing the same scenarios in May appears difficult but not impossible, and in this arduous attempt, the Etihad Big Match will certainly have an important weight.
Manchester City WDWWLL
Manchester City’s last Premier League game ended in a 2-1 loss to Manchester United, so they will want to do better here.
During that game, Manchester City held 70 percent of the possession and had 5 shots on goal, with only one of them finding the back of the net. Jack Grealish was the lone player from Manchester City to get his name on the scoresheet (in the 60th minute). On the other side of the field, Manchester United had eight shots on goal, four of which were on target.
In their previous six matches, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side has scored 10 goals by hitting the back of the net. There have been a total of six goals scored against them in those matches, which is the comparable number of goals that have been scored against them.
Tottenham Hotspur WDLWWL
Tottenham Hotspur will be coming into this match with the intention of reversing their fortunes after suffering a defeat in their most recent Premier League match, which was played against Arsenal.
During that game, Tottenham Hotspur held possession for 51% of the time and had 17 shots on goal, with 7 of them finding the target. Hugo Lloris scored an own goal in the 14th minute to put Tottenham Hotspur ahead. Arsenal had 14 shots on goal, with only five of them actually hitting the target. Martin Odegaard scored the only goal for Arsenal in the 36th minute.
The fact that goals have been scored as many as 20 times in the previous 6 matches in which Tottenham Hotspur have taken to the pitch demonstrates their participation in action-packed contests. This results in a mean average of 3.33 goals being scored in each game, which shows that Tottenham Hotspur are involved in contests that are full of excitement. The other team a total of nine times has hit this amount.
Tottenham Hotspur comes into this game having won all three of their most recent league games on the road without losing a single one.
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Predicted XI
Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Laporte, Cancelo; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Silva, Haaland, Grealish
Tottenham Hotspur Predicted XI: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Doherty, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Perisic; Kulusevski, Kane, Son.
We get the impression that Tottenham Hotspur absolutely have the capability to break through the defense that this Manchester City squad is playing with, but we also get the sense that it probably won’t be enough to prevent them from suffering a loss.
When the final whistle sounds, we’re anticipate that Manchester City will have prevailed by a score of 2-1. It is undeniably a difficult decision to make.