Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2022 match:
Mauritania play host to Sudan at Stade Olympique in the opening match of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign. Mauritania impressed in Martch friendlies, with the team beating both Mozambique and Libya, but they failed to impress at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, with the team finishing the process in the ultimate position in Group F. Sudan, on the other hand, finished their 2022 AFCON campaign in third place in Group D with only one point in their pocket.
Anyhow, a close encounter is on the horizon in Nouakchott, and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. In their last meeting in a competitive match Sudan defeated Mauritania 1-0, and yet another low-scoring affair is on the cards. Keep in mind that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of the previous three meetings between the two sides.
Highlighted Player (Hacen El Ide):
Moctar Sidi el Hacen is a Mauritania international, who started his youth career at ASAC Concorde. In 2014 he moved to Spanish side Levante, but it has to be noted that he made no more than two appearances for los Levantinos in La Liga.
El Hacen joined fellow Spanish team Real Valladolid in 2018, but at the start of his spell with la Pucela he played for the reserve team. The Mauritanian footballer made his La Liga debut for the senior team in the 2018/2019 season in a 1-0 win over Girona. Moctar Sidi el Hacen started pretty early with his international career, making seven appearances for the Mauritania national team before the age of 16.
El Hacen made his Mauritania debut in a goalless draw with Gambia on March 2, 2013. The Real Valladolid player was born in Nouakchott (Mauritania) on December 31, 1997 and his main position is central midfield.