Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2024 match:
After holding Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in their Group A opener, Equatorial Guinea will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on Guinea Bissau at Stade Olympique Alassane Outtara in their second group game. Los Elefantes defended well against the Super Eagles and we are positive that the nominal hosts will adopt yet another defence-minded approach against the Djurtus. Both Alex Balboa and Federico Bikoro are one yellow card away from suspension.
Guinea Bissau, on the other hand, failed to shock AFCON 2023 hosts Ivory Coast in Abidjan (0-2), but they are surely capable of matching Equatorial Guinea in their second group game. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards at Stade Olympique Alassane Outtara and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. As for the nominal visitors, midfielder Moreto Cassama should be cautious after picking up a yellow in the Group A opener.
Highlighted Player (Emilio Nsue):
Emilio Nsue is a pacey winger who was born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain on September 30, 1989. After starting his youth career at Atletico Baleares, he moved to Mallorca football academy in 2004 and he continued playing for los Bermellones at senior level.
Nsue scored 13 goals in 142 appearances for the club and you should know that he played for the likes of Castellon and Real Sociedad on loan from 2008 to 2010. In the summer of 2014 he moved to England, signing a three-year deal with Middlesbrough as a free agent. Emilio Nsue made his debut for the Boro on August 9 in a 2-0 win over Birmingham City at Riverside Stadium.
After making 70 appearances in the league for Middlesbrough, he joined Birmingham City on January 18, 2017 on a three-and-a-half-year deal. Despite being born in Spain, Nsue represents Equatorial Guinea national football team on the international stage. Nsue made his debut for Equatorial Guinea on March 21, 2013 in an unofficial friendly game against Benin.
Highlighted Team (Guinea Bissau):
Guinea-Bissau are an African football team that is controlled by Federacao de Futebol de Guine-Bissau. The Djutrus have never participated in the World Cup finals, but they did well to qualify for the 2017 African Cup of Nations.
Guinea-Bissau impressed in their qualifying group, with the team finishing the process in top position, leaving the likes of Congo, Zambia and Kenya behind them in Group E. The team play their home games at Estadio 24 de Setembro and Estadio Lino Correia and the colour of their home kit is red. Guinea-Bissau play their away matches in green shirts and green shorts. The likes of Edson Ricardo Nunes Correia Silva, Gerso Fernandes, Lassana Camara, Almami Moreira, Bocundji Ca, Eridson, Luciano Teixeira and Esmael Goncalves are some of Guinea-Bissau’s most notable players.
The Djutrus recorded their biggest win against Benin (7-2) on 3 November, 2001, while they suffered their biggest loss against Mali (1-6) in 1997. Guinea-Bissau played under the name of Portuguese Guinea in the past.