The Atlas Lions of Morocco will this evening take to the turf vs The Pharoahs of Egypt in the 3rd Quarter Final of the 2021 African Cup of Nations.
THREE THINGS TO EXPECT.
1. MOROCCO WILL START AS FAVORITES
Morocco will begin the contest as bookmakers favourites to progress. The Atlas Lions have the advantage of a rich history in previous encounters. Morocco has won 14 of the 29 encounters between both sides. Egypt has won 3 while 12 encounters have ended in draws.
2. MO SALAH WILL HAVE MORE SPACE TO ATTACK
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has endured a subdued AFCON performance with only one goal to his name after four matches. One reason that could be responsible for his struggles is the physicality adopted by Previous opponents in closing on him whenever he has the ball. Against the Moroccans who deploy Zonal marking as in Europe, expect Mo Salah to fly.
3. EXPECT TWO OR MORE GOALS
Two sides who play free flowing football with non of the sides comfortable sitting back to defend plus the presence talented set piece specialists in the mix, expect two or more goals from this encounter.
A Semi Final clash vs Hosts Cameroon awaits whoever emerges victorious in this match.