Mali vs Angola Match Analysis & Prediction
16/01/2023 7:00 pm
Three crucial points are up for grabs in the 2023 African Nations Championship on Monday when Mali and Angola meet at the Olympic Stadium.
Both teams will be looking to make a winning start to life in Group D, where they will battle with Mauritania for a spot in the knockout stages of the competition.
Mali were held to a goalless draw by Tunisian side Chebba on Friday in their concuding warm-up game at the Nelson Mandela Stadium.
Nouhoum Diane’s side have now extended their unbeaten run across all competitions to four matches either side of the new year since suffering a 4-0 defeat to Algeria in October.
Next up for Les Aigles is the challenge of an opposing side who are yet to come out on top in any of the three previous meetings between the teams, losing two of them.
In a bid to go one better than the 2020 edition of the CHAN where they got to the grand finale, Mali set out to lay down an early marker in their opening group match.
Angola concluded their preparations for the upcoming African Nations Championship with a 1-1 draw against Servette FC at Stade de Geneve on Tuesday.
As a result, Pedro Goncalves’ side are now without defeat in eight matches in a row dating back to July and that is their longest unbeaten steak in over two years.
Off the back of a group-stage exit in their most recent appearance at this level in 2018, The Black Antelopes will be keen to give a better account of themselves this time around.
Mali vs. Angola Head to head
These two teams have previously met on just three occasions in two competitions, where Mali have claimed two victories while they have drawn once. Mali have scored nine goals and conceded four in the process.
10/01/2010Angola4Mali4African Cup of Nations
02/07/2019Angola0Mali1African Cup of Nations
16/01/2023MaliN/AAngolaN/AAfrican Nations Championship
Mali Team News
Hamala Diakite has been in fine goalscoring form of late and Mali will be hoping that the forward continues to find the back of the net.
Hamidou Sinayoko is out to make history as the 36-year-old aims to score in three CHAN competitions having netted in the 2014 and 2016 editions.
Mali's Last 5 Matches
28/08/2022Sierra Leone1Mali2African Nations Championship
03/09/2022Mali2Sierra Leone0African Nations Championship
Angola Team News
Keliano and Caneta were late additions to the Angola team, but nonetheless, the former could be given the nod to feature right from the outset.
Benvindo Afonso and Pedro Francisco are both set to make do with a place on the bench having been named as reserve members of their nation’s 27-man squad.
Angola's Last 5 Matches
30/07/2022Angola1Mauritius0African Nations Championship
28/08/2022Angola2South Africa0African Nations Championship
04/09/2022South Africa1Angola4African Nations Championship
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