Egypt vs Mozambique AFCON prediction, lineups and where to watch live

Egypt and Mozambique go toe-to-toe with each other at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Sunday. Which of these teams will reign supreme after 90 minutes?

Egypt vs Mozambique overview

This Group B match will take place at the Félix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium on Sunday, January 14. Kick-off time is 6 pm GMT+1.

Egypt

Seven-time AFCON champions, Egypt have been the most successful team in the history of this competition. Led by Rui Vitoria, the Pharaohs will set their sights on their first Nations Cup title since 2010.

Mozambique

Interestingly, while Egypt won their last AFCON title in 2010, that was the year Mozambique last qualified for this competition. In four previous outings, the Mozambicans have never made it past the group stages.

Egypt vs Mozambique head to head

Mozambique don't particularly look forward to meeting Egypt on the field. These teams clashed five times in the past, and the Mozambicans lost every single time.

Mozambique are currently 0 for 3 in AFCON games vs Egypt. However, the most recent encounter between these sides was over a decade ago.

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Egypt vs Mozambique potential lineups

Rui Vitoria adopted the 4-3-3 formation in Egypt's last two games, and they won both matches without conceding. He's expected to use the same formation on Sunday, with Salah, Trezeguet and Mostafa Mohamed leading the charge.

On the other hand, Mozambique are expected to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Stanley Ratifio being the lone striker. Chiquinho Conde used this formation in five of his team's last six games.

That said, these are our probable Egypt vs Mozambique lineups:

Egypt

Goalkeeper: Mohamed Sobhi.
Defenders: Omar Kamal, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelmonem, Ahmed Fatouh.
Midfielders: Emam Ashour, Mohamed Elneny, Marwan Attia.
Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Mostafa Mohamed, Mahmoud Trezeguet.

Mozambique

Goalkeeper: Ernan.
Defenders: Bruno Langa, David Malembana, Edson Mexer, Domingos Macandza.
Midfielders: Shaquille Nangy, Guimarães Guima, Pelembe Dominguês, Clésio Baúque, Há King.
Forwards: Stanley Ratifio.

Egypt vs Mozambique tactical analysis

Under Rui Vitoria, Egypt are a force to be reckoned with. They've been unstoppable over the past year-and-a-half, winning 12 of their last 14 games, with a draw and a loss.

The Pharaohs have their stingy defence to thank for their recent success, as they did not concede in their last three matches, and have six clean sheets in their last eight games.

Mozambique have had fairly decent results (W2-D2-L2 in last 6 games). They've scored 10 times in that six-game stretch, keeping no clean sheets.

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Egypt vs Mozambique prediction

Although Mozambique found the net 10 times in their last six matches, scoring against the Pharaohs is easier said than done.

Not only did Egypt not concede in their last three games. They've also not conceded in five previous skirmishes between these teams. All things considered, we shouldn't expect both teams to get on the scoresheet.

Where to watch Egypt vs Mozambique live

Pharaohs fans who reside in Egypt will be able to catch the game live on OnTime Sports, beIN Sports 1 AFCON and beIN Sports Max 1 & 2.

Meanwhile those in Mozambique can tune into StarTimes Mania and Supersport for live coverage of this game.

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Kelechi Udoka

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