Mauritania vs Gabon Match Analysis & Prediction
09/09/2023 7:00 pm
Group I of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers comes to an end on Saturday as Mauritania host Gabon at Stade Cheikha Ould Boidiya.
Both teams are still in with a chance of securing a spot at the upcoming AFCON and this weekend’s encounter has all the makings of an entertaining match.
Mauritania eased past the challenge of Sudan through a comprehensive 3-0 victory when the teams met at Stade Adrar on June 20.
That ended a run of three straight defeats for Amir Abdou’s side since they came out on top against Mali in the qualifiers for the African Nations Championship.
Having recently suffered a first defeat on home soil in 2021, the Lions of Chinguetti will be keen to secure an immediate return to winning ways in front of their fans.
Gabon saw their AFCON hopes dealt a further blow as they were on the receiving end of a 2-0 defeat to the Democratic Republic of Congo at Stade de Franceville on June 18.
With seven points from five matches, Patrice Neveu’s side sit third in their qualifying group, level on points with their next opponents ahead of what promises to be an enthralling affair.
Now in the last-chance saloon to secure a spot at next year’s continental showpiece, Les Pantheres will need to put on a near-perfect performance once again away from home where they are currently unbeaten in three straight competitive matches.
Mauritania vs. Gabon Head to head
In the four previous meetings between these two teams, they have claimed a victory apiece while drawing twice.
22/01/2014Mauritania2Gabon4CAF African Nations Championship
Mauritania Team News
Pape Ibnou Ba will be aiming to come up trumps once more having been on target for Mauritania in the most recent edition of Saturday’s fixture.
Aboubakar Kamara has not featured for Olympiacos at club level since July and it is unlikely he plays any part in this weekend’s affair.
Mauritania's Last 5 Matches
24/01/2023Mauritania1Mali0CAF African Nations Championship
27/01/2023Senegal1Mauritania0CAF African Nations Championship
24/03/2023Congo DR3Mauritania0AFCON Qualification
29/03/2023Mauritania0Congo DR3AFCON Qualification
Gabon Team News
Gabon’s Denis Bouanga is expected to retain his place in the starting lineup having racked up 12 goals and six assists from his 24 league matches this season.
Bruno Ecuele Manga is closing in on a century of international appearances and would be only the third man in history to reach that milestone for the visitors.
Gabon's Last 5 Matches
18/06/2023Gabon0Congo DR2AFCON Qualification
Mauritania vs. Gabon: Odds and Predictions
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