Match Preview: Egypt 1-0 Zimbabwe Prediction and Betting Tips | Africa Cup of Nations (Group A)

Egypt – Zimbabwe betting tips for today, June 21, 2019

Kick-off: 21:00 Egypt – Zimbabwe
Football: Africa Cup of Nations – Group A
Tip: Home Win
Odds: 1.30
Bookmaker: BetFair
Match Result: 1:0 WON!!!

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Five of tournament host Egypt’s last six home matches (including friendlies) have produced over 2.5 match goals. So too have six of Zimbabwe’s nine AFCON matches, which strongly implies that this could be a very entertaining AFCON opener.
Following a disappointing World Cup, Egypt have responded with a run of six wins in eight matches (W6, D1, L1), including friendlies. This streak saw the ‘Pharaohs’ score 20 goals, and fail to score in just one match. They have an impressive record in the AFCON as well, with their final loss back in 2017 being their only reverse in 25 AFCON matches (W17, D7, L1).
Egypt’s home form is even more impressive, as they haven’t lost a match at home since January 2016. Including friendlies, they are unbeaten in 17 games hence (W15, D2). Regardless of that, Zimbabwe have proven themselves to be a stubborn side on foreign soil (including neutral venues), avoiding defeat in nine of their last ten such games (W2, D7, L1).
Playing in just their fourth AFCON tournament, Zimbabwe kick off on the back of an impressive run, suffering just one loss in their last ten matches (W3, D6, L1). However, their record in this tournament veers to the other extreme, with just two wins in nine AFCON matches so far (W2, D1, L6).
Players to watch: In games when Mohamed Salah (EGY) has scored, he has been the final goalscorer of the day in three of his last five international matches (excluding friendlies).
Zimbabwe’s Knowledge Musona has six goals and two assists in his last six international matches that saw him get on the scoresheet.
Stat attack: Egypt have conceded just one first-half goal in their last 17 matches at home, including friendlies.
Four of Zimbabwe’s last five games on foreign soil have been goalless at the break.
The last two competitive H2H meetings (2014 World Cup qualifiers) saw Egypt lead 2-1 at either half-time or full-time.