Gambia vs Cameroon AFCON prediction, lineups and where to watch live

Sparks will fly as Gambia and Cameroon battle for a place in the knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2024). Which of these teams will be left standing at the end of this game?

Gambia vs Cameroon overview

This Group C game will take place at the Stade de la Paix on Tuesday January 23. Kick-off time is 6 pm WAT.

Gambia

The past couple of weeks have not been very kind on Gambia, as they have lost back-to-back games at the AFCON, conceding four times.

Tom Saintfiet's men are currently at the bottom of Group C, and they'll need to win this match by at least three goals if they intend to reach the knockout stages of this competition.

Cameroon

On the other hand, Cameroon have just one point from a possible six, and are third on the group table. Rigobert Song's men will need all three points from this match, as any result besides a win would see them eliminated from the AFCON.

Gambia vs Cameroon head to head

Gambia and Cameroon squared off against each other in the previous edition of this tournament. The Indomitable Lions defeated Gambia in the AFCON 2021 quarter-final, en route to their third-place finish.

Interestingly, these teams clashed on three occasions, and those meetings either took place at this tournament, or at the qualifying rounds of the AFCON.

As it stands, Cameroon have a perfect three wins from three against Gambia.

Gambia vs Cameroon
Andre Zambo Anguissa of Cameroon on the attack during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Afcon Finals Quaterfinal match between Gambia and Cameroon at Japoma Stadium in Douala, Cameroon on 29 January 2022 ©Alain Guy Suffo/Sports Inc – Photo by Icon sport

Gambia vs Cameroon potential lineups

Tom Saintfiet's men are expected to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Al Taawoun's Musa Barrow being the lone striker. Like the rest of Gambia's squad, Barrow is yet to score in this tournament.

On the other hand, Cameroon will likely adopt a 4-3-3 formation, with André Onana starting between the sticks. The Manchester United shot-stopper has a lot to prove, after conceding three times in Cameroon's last game.

That said, these are our probable Gambia vs Cameroon lineups:

Gambia

Goalkeeper: Baboucarr Gaye.
Defenders: Saidy Janko, James Gomez, Omar Colley, Jacob Mendy.
Midfielders: Sonko Sundberg, Ebrima Darboe, Ablie Jallow.
Forwards: Ebrima Colley, Musa Barrow, Alieu Faders.

Cameroon

Goalkeeper: André Onana.
Defenders: Nouhou Tolo, Charles Castelletto, Christopher Wooh, Tchato Mbiayi.
Midfielders: Frank Anguissa, Yvan Neyou, Olivier Kemen.
Forwards: Kevin N’Koudou, Frank Magri, Moumie Ngamaleu.

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Gambia vs Cameroon tactical analysis

Gambia's losing run didn't start at the Nations Cup. They've lost four consecutive matches across all competitions, conceding nine times.

As a matter of fact, Saintfiet's troops have conceded in seven consecutive matches, allowing two goals per game in that stretch. Conversely, they did not score a single goal in their last three matches.

Likewise, Cameroon have been going through a rough patch, winning one of their last seven matches.

Gambia vs Cameroon prediction

Although Gambia Cameroon have not particularly been playing well lately, the Indomitable Lions have fared relatively better than their opponents.

It's also important to note that Cameroon have three wins in as many encounters with Gambia. Considering this is a must-win for Rigobert Song's side, we believe they'll manage to scrape out the win.

Where to watch Gambia vs Cameroon live

Cameroonians can catch all the action live on Cameroon RTV and AfroSport TV. Meanwhile fans in Gambia can tune into Canal+ Sport 1 for live coverage of this match.

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