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Egypt v Cameroon Betting: Familiar foes unlikely to provide a thrilling showpiece finale

15:59 EAT 03/02/2017
Adolphe Teikeu Cameroon
With old grudges to be settled between these two teams, Al Hain-Cole is expecting a typically cagey AFCON final to produce little goalmouth action

Two of Africa’s most successful teams will fight it out for the Africa Cup of Nations title when Egypt take on Cameroon in Sunday’s final at the Stade d’Angondje.

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Having run out 1-0 winners against this opposition in the 2008 final, Hector Cuper’s men are 17/10 (2.70) favourites with bet365 to get their hands on the trophy for the eighth time in their history with another victory.

That clash was the Indomitable Lions’ last appearance in a final, and they are available at 2/1 (3.00) to banish that memory by coming out on top in Libreville.

Hugo Broos’ team have reached the final despite drawing three of their five matches in Gabon, and you can get odds of 9/5 (2.80) on them taking this showpiece clash into extra-time with another stalemate here.

Having seen their side suffer a quarter-final defeat against the Pharaohs two years after that final heartbreak, Cameroonian supporters will be eager for revenge when their team take to the field on Sunday.

While the West African nation have failed to make it to three of the four subsequent tournaments and gone out at the group stages in the other, their opponents have not qualified for a single tournament between 2010 and now.

With both teams, therefore, likely to be feeling the pressure in an unfamiliarly high-stakes clash, a typically cagey final appears likely in a tournament known for low-scoring climaxes.

Three of the last six AFCON finals have been decided on penalties after 0-0 draws, while the other three were been won by narrow 1-0 victories.

Considering Egypt have scored four goals and conceded once in five matches this tournament while Cameroon have kept three consecutive clean sheets yet only scored in one of those games, odds of 5/4 (2.25) seem generous on under 1.5 goals being scored for a seventh consecutive final.

Under 1.5 goals at 5/4 (2.25) for a 1.5pt stake with bet365