Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2022 match:
Nuevo Estadio de Malabo will host Monday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Equatorial Guinea and Libya. The National Thunder experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Tunisia, and, to make things even worse for the hosts, Joan Lopez Elo will miss the Libya game through suspension. The Mediterranean Knights, on the other hand, recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Botswana in their opener, with Al Taher scoring the only game of the match.
Libya are more of a team than Equatorial Guinea, which is probably the main reason why away win should be considered. Corentin Martins is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Zebras at Martyrs of February Stadium on Thursday. In their last meeting in a competitive match Equatorial Guinea defeated Libya, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge.
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.