Sports Mole previews Thursday’s African Cup Qualifier match between Guinea and Malawi, including predictions, team news and lineup possibilities.
Looking to win both directly and extend the lead at the top of Group D, Malawi visit the Lansana Conte General Stadium for a shoot Guinea in the AFCON 2023 qualifiers on Thursday.
Syli National, who currently plays in five games without winning in all competitions, will start to catch this slump and start the campaign.
Preview the match
Guinea could not start their dreams for their African Cup qualifying campaign when they lost narrowly 1-0 to Egypt on Sunday.
After holding Pharaoh without a goal for the rest of the game, Galatasaray advanced Mostafa Mohamed | Hit in the 89th minute to make the hosts win at Cairo International Stadium.
Kaba DiawaraThe team went into Thursday’s game without a win in each of their last five games, claiming two draws and three defeats, including a 1-0 defeat against Gambia in the round of 16 of AFCON 2022 in January.
Next up for Guinea, who are looking for their third consecutive appearance at the continental fair, is an unbeaten opposing team in three consecutive meetings between the teams since losing 2-1 in 2009.
Elsewhere, Malawi earned a place in the 2023 African Cup final with a winning record as they beat Ethiopia 2-1 at home, last Sunday.
Gabadinho Mhango attacked twice in the first period to put the hosts ahead at Bingu National Stadium, before Ethiopia’s Bunna advanced Abubeker Nasir pulled one back in 68 minutes.
This was after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Morocco in round 16 of AFCON 2022 in January, when Youssef En-Nesyri and Achraf Hakimi scored to send the Atlas Lions to the quarterfinals.
Mario MarinikaThe team is currently unbeaten in three of their last four games, claiming two wins and one draw while scoring five goals and three concessions in that time.
While the Flames will be looking at what they have left on Sunday, they have struggled for results away from home, where they are currently eight games without a win in all competitions.
Guinea Africa Cup of Nations Qualification Form:
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Malawi African Cup of Nations Qualification Form:
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Stade Rennes forward Sehrou Guirassy gave his international debut against Egypt last time out and the 26-year-old should remain in place in the starting XI.
the people of Olympiakos Aguibou Camarawho has three goals in 12 senior caps, should provide an additional threat at the top along with the 22 -year -old. Thierno Barry.
Liverpool latitude Naby Keita have to start again in the middle of the park, joining the former Barcelona teenager Iliax Moriba and Rome Amadou Diawara.
For Malawi, Mhango put on a show in Sunday’s opening against Ethiopia and the Orlando Pirates striker should lead the attack again.
He should be supported in the final third by 24 years Stan Daviewho made his international debut against Walia Ibex, and Polokwane City advanced Khuda Muyaba.
Abate can stay with his three middle men Gerald Phiri, Chimwemwe Idana and John Christopher Bandawhen we can see the middle-end duo from Lawrence Chaziya and 25 years Denis Chembezi.
Guinea’s starting lineup could be:
Kone; Camara, Diakhaby, Sow, Sylla; Keita, Diawara, Moriba; Barry, Camara, Guirassy
Malawi starting lineup:
Thom; Sanudi, Chembezi, Chaziya, Chirwa; Phiri, Banda, Idana; Mhango, Davie, Muyaba
We say: Guinea 2-1 Malawi
While Malawi will be looking for victory on the opening day, they have struggled for results away from home, where they have now lost six games. We predict the hosts will fix their defeat against Egypt and claim a slim win.
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