Cameroon vs Guinea overview
One of the most successful teams in the history of this tournament, only Egypt have won more AFCON titles than Cameroon. With five titles under their name, the Indomitable Lions will look to do better than their third-place finish last time.
Finalists in 1976, the Syli National of Guinea are still hunting for their first AFCON title. Being paired in the same group with Cameroon and Senegal isn't exactly what most teams would hope for.
However, it's important to note that Guinea made it past the group stages in their last two outings, although they lost in the round of 16 on both occasions.
Cameroon vs Guinea head to head
These are two familiar foes who have clashed many times, especially at the AFCON. In total, Cameroon and Guinea met 18 times. The Indomitable Lions have seven wins, Guinea have four wins while seven of their encounters ended in stalemates.
At the Nations Cup, these teams have met six times. The Syli National won one of those skirmishes, with three draws and two losses.
Additionally, the last meeting between these teams was in March 2017, where Guinea won in a friendly.
Cameroon vs Guinea potential lineups
Rigobert Song's men are expected to line up in a 4-3-3 formation like they did in four of their last five matches. Vincent Aboubakar, who was the top scorer in the previous edition with eight goals, will be called on to provide the goals.
On the other hand, the 4-3-3 formation worked out quite well for Guinea in their 2-0 victory over Nigeria's Super Eagles last week. Kaba Diawara is expected to adopt the same formation for this game. It's worth keeping an eye out for Serhou Guirassy, who is currently competing for the Bundesliga's Golden Boot.
Goalkeeper: André Onana.
Defenders: Charles Castelletto, Christopher Wooh, Harold Moukoudi, Nouhou Tolo.
Midfielders: Olivier Ntcham, Olivier Kemen, Frank Anguissa.
Forwards: Vincent Aboubakar, Nicholas Moumie, Darlin Yongwa.
Goalkeeper: Ibrahim Koné.
Defenders: Sekou Sylla, Mouctar Diakhaby, Julian Jeanvier, Antoine Conte.
Midfielders: Seydouba Cisse, Mory Konate, Aguibou Cámara.
Forwards: François Kamano, Serhou Guirassy, Morgan Guilavogui.
Cameroon vs Guinea tactical analysis
The Indomitable Lions aren't really enjoying their best form at the moment. They won just one of their last five matches, with two draws and two losses.
A major concern has been Cameroon's inability to keep the goals out, as they saw their defence breached in eight of their last 10 matches. The forwards have done fairly well, scoring five times in their last three games.
In comparison, Guinea have fared slightly better, with three wins in their last five matches. They've also lost just once in their last six games across all competitions.
The Syli National know how to find the net, as they've done so in 10 of their last 11 matches. They've conceded three times in their last five games, which is fairly decent.
Cameroon vs Guinea prediction
Despite being the favourites, the Indomitable Lions have struggled to find their stride, winning once in their last five matches.
Guinea have proven they can go toe-to-toe with some of the best teams in the continent. They defeated the Super Eagles in their previous match, and also won their most recent encounter with Cameroon.
On that note, let's explore the ‘double chance' market. Our Cameroon vs Guinea prediction is Guinea or draw.
Where to watch Cameroon vs Guinea live
Cameroon RTV, AfroSport TV and Canal+ CAN will broadcast this match live for fans who reside in Cameroon.
On the other hand, Guineans can tune into RTG, Canal+ CAN and Supersport for live coverage of this game.