Cameroon v Guinea-Bissau Betting Tips & Predictions
Cameroon are the reigning African champions after winning AFCON in 2017, with the Indomitable Lions having truly bounced back following a failure to qualify in 2012 and 2013 which was followed by a group stage exit in 2015.
Clarence Seedorf is now the high-profile manager of Cameroon, having replaced Rigobert Song, with the Dutchman having had an inauspicious start in charge of the national team with just two wins in seven matches.
There have been defeats against Morocco, Burkina Faso and Brazil, although Cameroon finished the AFCON qualifying with a 3-0 win over Comoros and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is showing his class for the national team.
The PSG forward has scored fifteen goals in fifty appearances for his country, while Marseille’s Clinton N’Jie is also a dangerous forward and Seedorf will feel confident that his team can enjoy a winning start.
Most of the team play at a competitive club level in Europe including Montpellier defender Ambroise Oyongo, while Guinea-Bissau can’t make a similar claim and they’ll surely approach this match in a defensive fashion.
The Djurtus narrowly won a weak qualifying section that also included Namibia, Mozambique and Zambia, with the team managing just two wins from their six matches.
Many members of the squad play for lower-ranked Portugal club teams, with Frederic Mendy probably the pick of the strikers and the Vitoria de Setubal forward has four goals in eleven international appearances.
Captain Zezinho is the star man in midfield and plays his club football in Croatia, while the team showed their shortcomings when recently losing to Angola in a pre-tournament friendly.
While Cameroon have been struggling under Seedorf, we think the Dutchman will get things right for this opening match and will back the Lions simply to win the game.
Cameroon to win @ 1.57 (4/7) with bet365