Soccer Betting News - SA's Leading Soccer Betting Newspaper: Comoros vs Gabon Preview

Comoros vs Gabon Preview

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

This might not be the Group C clash everyone is looking forward to at the Africa Cup of Nations, but this matchup is bound to produce a feisty affair. Neither Comoros nor Gabon would really favour themselves going toe-to-toe with Ghana or Morocco, so the earlier they get points on the board and put pressure on the ‘bigger’ opposition the better. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will look to lead his team and make the right headlines after recent times against the Comorian players being the first to ever grace the tournament for their country. Who will be the first underdogs to put points on the board?

Hollywoodbets - Play with your Mobile Today - Sports Betting - Mobile Betting - Thumbs Up


Africa Cup of Nations – Group C
Monday 10 January
Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium
21:00

To Win
Comoros 42/10
Draw 21/10
Gabon 7/10

Comoros

A first AFCON appearance for Comoros, this matchup will be an historic moment for the nation. None of these players have history in the tournament, neither do the coaching staff. The Comorian team are young with just three players over 30, and the youngest being 18-year-old forward Ibtoih Hadhari playing for Marseille.

The nation has not proved itself a formidable one, but rather are sure to bring the attitude of proving themselves to the table. Two wins and three draws in AFCON qualification, one of which came from a 0-0 home result against Egypt shows the determination the squad has in getting a result through hard work.

Tactically, Comoros is not competing with the likes of Egypt and the like, but man for man marking and hard running has brought them to this point.

Hollywoodbets - Play with your Mobile Today - Sports Betting - Mobile Betting - Thumbs Up

Gabon

When you hear the name Gabon, the Panthers, one name comes to mind, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. His name has been ringing in the headlines for all the wrong reasons as of late, but a return to his roots might just be what the doctor ordered for the lethal forward.

Captaining the squad and scoring the crucial goals for qualification would mean the world to the superstar, and the lack of game time at a domestic level should burn bright when on the field for Gabon.

The sport cannot be played alone and players like Brighton’s Ulrick Ella and Maritzburg United’s Nathaniel Mbouro will be there to battle alongside him. While the World Cup qualifications didn’t go to plan for Gabon, the AFCON will be the chance to test their skills against the best in the continent.

Prediction: Gabon Win (7/10)

A tight affair lies ahead for both sides, but in this encounter a clinical finisher can be a world of difference. Especially in a player with the quality Aubameyang possesses. Ghana and Morocco will be an extremely difficult task for either side, so giving their all in this fixture is the only option. At 7/10 Gabon is one for the AFCON multiples.

Written by Joshua Gaillard