Kick-off: 1700, 02/07/2019
Stadium: Ismailia Stadium
Cameroon have made a convincing start to the defence of their Africa Cup of Nations crown and now only need a draw against Benin to top Group F.
The Indomitable Lions roared to a win over Guinea-Bissau before sharing the spoils with Ghana, while the Squirrels have had two stalemates so far.
We reckon this contest is primed to finish all square as well, so 21/10 for that outcome is our initial Benin vs Cameroon prediction.
A Look At Benin’s Betting Odds
Benin have acquitted themselves well after booking a return to this tournament for the first time since 2010 by finishing ahead of Togo and Gambia in qualifying.
The highlight of that campaign was a 1-0 home win over Algeria and all the signs suggest it was no flash in the pan.
Veteran forward Mickael Pote has scored goals throughout his career and the 34-year-old bagged a brace in Benin’s opening 2-2 draw with Ghana.
The Squirrels then had the better chances in a goalless stalemate with Guinea-Bissau, but Huddersfield forward Steve Mounie was guilty of wasting several of them.
He remains a fine outlet up front, though, while the evergreen Stephane Sessegnon is still going strong in midfield, so there is a good spine of proven performers.
With lots still to play for, we reckon 17/4 for a score draw stands out from the Benin vs Cameroon odds.
A Look At Cameroon’s Betting Odds
Cameroon were solid in qualifying, only losing away to Morocco, and started out in this pool with a smooth 2-0 success against Guinea-Bissau, via goals from Banana Yaya and Stephane Bahoken.
Christian Bassogog then went close in the first half of a 0-0 draw with Ghana, but the Indomitable Lions received a lucky break late on when Owusu Kwabena hit the bar.
Both teams adopted a safety-first approach to that contest, so we’re not expecting Cameroon to suddenly start taking unnecessary risks here.
However, this is a set-up with more than enough talent to go a long way in the knockout rounds again.
Goalkeeper Andre Onana is coming off a fine season with Ajax, while PSG forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Marseille striker Clinton N’Jie are proven performers up front.
Brighton defender Gaetan Bong, Fulham midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Arnaud Djoum of Hearts are other familiar faces in a team managed by Dutch legends Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert.
Let’s take the holders to ease through with a 1-1 draw at 6/1 to finish off our Benin vs Cameroon betting tips.
BENIN 0-0 Guinea-Bissau
CAMEROON 0-0 Ghana
Head-to-head: Benin 1-4 Cameroon
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