The Elephants needed a 76th-minute goal from Wilfried Zaha to eliminate West African neighbours Mali in their last game. They are unbeaten in their last six meetings with their North African opponents (W3 D3), and are backed at odds of (3.50) with bet365, to come out on top.
The Desert Warriors boast of a 100 percent record in the tournament with victories over Kenya, Senegal and Tanzania in the group phase, as well as a comfortable 3-0 win over Guinea in the Round of 16. They also haven’t conceded a goal so far in Egypt and, will be looking to add to their single trophy won in 1990.
Victory for Djamel Belmadi’s men at the end of regulation time is priced at (2.25) odds with the same bet firm.
A draw is priced at odds (3.00).
The teams have met in three of the last five Afcon editions, with two of those meetings ending in a 2-2 draw. Owing to the quality of attacking talents in both teams, punters can expect a very entertaining game on Thursday, with goals from the two sides valued at odds of (2.20) with bet365.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.