The Suez Stadium in Egypt will welcome the national football teams of Mali and Mauritania on Monday. They will face each other for their opening Africa Cup of Nations game, as both sides are allocated in Group E with the selections of Angola and Tunisia. The 2019 edition of the tournament will be eleventh for the Malians, while Tunisia starts their twenty-first. Mali’s best performance was back in 1972 when they finished runner-ups to Congo, while the Lions of Chinguetti will take part in their first Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
Mali vs Mauritania Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last game||Last games||Last games home/away|
|Mali||Win||2 W/ 2 D/ 1 L||1 W/ 1 D/ 1 L|
|Mauritania||Loss||1 W/ 2 D/ 2 L||1 W/ 1 D/ 1 L|
Last game between the nations: 11.09.2017 Mali – Mauritania 3:1; Mandala Konte 30’, 88’, 90’; Voullany Eli Cheikh 36’
Last game on Maliаn soil: 11.09.2017 Mali – Mauritania 3:1: Mandala Konte 30’, 88’, 90’; Voullany Eli Cheikh 36’
Worth mentioning: Mali and Mauritania have met five times in the history so far, and the Malians won the first and the last of those matches. Three encounters produced over 2,5 goals and all but one witnessed goals at both ends. The Mauritanians hit the back of the Mali net in each of the three times when they were listed as visitors.
Mali vs Mauritania Stats
|As of 22.06||Last game||Last games||Last games home/away|
|Mali||Loss||3 W/ 5 D/ 2 L||1 W/ 4 D/ 0 L|
|Mauritania||Loss||5 W/ 0 D/ 5 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 5 L|
Last game Mali: 16.06.2019 Friednly: Algeria – Mali 3:2; Baghdad Bounedjah 40’, Youcef Belaili 70′ (penalty), Andy Delort 80’; Abdoulay Diaby 19’ (penalty), Falaye Sacko 68’
Next game Mali: 28.06.2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Tunisia – Mali
Last game Mauritania: 18.06.2019 Benin – Mauritania 3:1; Steve Mounie 42’, 61’, 81’; Moctar El Hacen 47’ (penalty)
Next game Mauritania: 29.06.2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Mauritania – Angola
|Last 10 games||GF:GA||Over 2,5||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Three of the previous five Mali outings featured over 2,5 goals and each of the last three witnessed goals at both ends. The Eagles are without a win in their previous three matches. The Mali players managed to score at least once in eight of their last ten games.
No draw has been registered in Mauritania’s last fifteen encounters, as they managed to win five and lost ten in the process. The Lions of Chinguetti did score in eight of their previous ten outings. Four of the last five Mauritanian games featured over 2,5 goals, while four saw goals at both ends. Mauritania lost each of their previous seven outings, when listed as the away side.
Mali vs Mauritania News
Missing players Mali: No reports of injuries or suspensions.
Missing players Mauritania: No reports of injuries or suspensions.
Mali vs Mauritania Predictions
Mali to win – 1.75 @ bet365