Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2024 match:
Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny will host Monday’s Africa Cup of Nations game between Cape Verde and Mauritania. The Blues Sharks defeated the likes of Ghana and Mozambique, while sharing the spoils with Salah-less Egypt in the group stages and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. The likes of Bebe, Jovane, and Duarte return to the starting XI after the trio was rested in the draw with the Pharaohs, while there are no fresh injury worries in Pedro Leitao Brito’s team.
The Lions of Chinguetti, on the other hand, booked their place in the last 16 by shocking Algeria in the last group game. Cape Verde, though, are more of a team than Mauritania and we predict that the nominal hosts will prove their worth on the field. As for the away team, Yali Dellahi limped off with injury in the triumph over Algeria, with El Hassan Houeibib likely to step up.