Cameroon (@19.0) vs Russia (@1.002)

Our Prediction:

Russia will win

Cameroon – Russia Match Prediction | 13-09-2019 23:30

The Indomitable Lions made 7 appearances at the World Cup finals and they recorded their best result at the major tournament in 1990. Cameroon made it to the 1990 World Cup quarter-finals by beating Colombia in the last 16, but England proved to be a big catch for the African team. Cameroon are an African team that played their first ever game against Belgian Congo back in 1956.

They also knew that their best hope of scoring a win would come in the match between them, a game that will take place in Saint Petersburg on Thursday, with both sides having lost their opening encounters of the tournament. Cameroon and Australia knew they faced a tall order when they were drawn in the same group as Germany and Chile.

Morocco v Equatorial Guinea literally could go either way. Lastly, there doesnt seem to be much difference in quality between Rwanda and Libya at the present moment. So I think they could surprise an inexperienced Congo squad, but well see. Finishing in 4th place at the AFCON earlier this year was a promising sign of improvement or the Equatorial Guineans, who have been emerging as a force in West Africa for a little while now. As for the African qualifying games, I seriously believe we could see upsets in as many as 25% of the fixtures (5/20 games) Cameroon are going through a bit of a crisis in finding a new manager with less than 1 month out from their clash with Niger, which could be signs of a football association in disarray ( as was the case in the past with this team during the 14 WC). Namibia v Guinea is another tough one to call. Ethiopia produced a good showing in the last WCQ season, coming 180 mins away from reaching Brazil in the final phase of qualifying. The latter will not be playing at home due to instabilities within the country, however, the North African nation has proven to be rather difficult to beat even for the toughest of African sides the last couple of years.

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Rogic and Juric scored in each half to offer slight hope to the Kangaroos who need to beat Cameroon in order to preserve any chance of going through in the competition. The Chileans stepped up their efforts in the second term and broke the deadlock through Arturo Vidal, before closing the game in the dying moments of the game through Vargas. Les Lions Indomptables stood no real chance against Chile in their opening Confederations Cup clash and were fortunate enough not to go down in the first-half already as it was thanks to VAR that the result was 0-0. If they maintain the level of commitment displayed against Germany, Australia should have no problems defeating Cameroon. Vincent Aboubakar and Christian Bassogog lacked support from their teammates upfront and were unable to do anything noteworthy. Australia, on the other side, put up a fight against Joachim Loews experimental Germany but still ended up losing the match 3-2. The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations champions Cameroon and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) giants Australia have suffered respective blows in the opening round of 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.

Despite suffering a loss to Madagascar in their last group game, Nigeria booked their place in the knockout stages and seeing that they have already kept two clean sheets at the tournament in Egypt, we are positive that the Super Eagles will rely on their rock-solid defence in Saturdays football match. There will be fireworks when Nigeria and Cameroon face each other at Alexandria Stadium in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations last 16.

Oyongo turns 26 on Thursday and his 22 squad-mates will hope to give him the best possible birthday present. Unfortunately for them, the influential left-back picked up an injury in the 1-0 defeat of Morocco in a 2019 continental finals qualifier played just before they set off for Russia, and has not been replaced. What you need to know *1 Cameroon will be without *Ambroise Oyongo, who had an outstanding Africa Cup of Nations.

A man to watch in the home side will be Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi, whilst Nigeria defenders should have PSG attacker Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting at bay. Anyhow, the two teams seem to be evenly matched and the game is likely to go into extra-time. Cameroon, on the other hand, managed to keep a clean sheet in each of their three group games, meaning that a low-scoring affair is on the cards in the AFCON derby.

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The visitors will have a lot of confidence having beaten Algeria in their latest game. While the home side lost away to Nigeria by just a goal to nil. Hence, it will be hard to produce goals before halftime. A halftime draw is backed at 1.91, home side halftime win odds are at 3.84, while the away side to win at halftime is backed at 3.16.

Chile, the Champions of South America are coming in good spirits after lifting the Centenario edition of Copa America held in USA. They defeated Argentina for a successive year to establish their dominance in the continent. The La Roja also revived their World Cup qualification campaign since then. However, their recent showings in the friendly warm-up matches are colorless as they were held to a draw by Romania and lost to Russia.

The grandfather of them all is former Germany midfielder Lothar Matthaus, who was 38 years and 129 days old when he scored against New Zealand in 1999. 3 A late substitute against Germany, Australias *Tim Cahill *could well bring the experience he has acquired in 98 international appearances to bear against the Indomitable Lions. The scorer of 48 goals for his country to date, Cahill will be 37 years and 198 days old on Thursday and will become the second-oldest goalscorer in the history of the competition should he find the back of the net against Cameroon.

2 Australia have now lost four FIFA Confederations Cup matches in a row, having failed to collect a point in their three group matches on their last appearance at the tournament, at Germany 2005. Should they beat Cameroon, it will be their first win in the competition since overcoming Brazil in the match for third place in 2001. The Socceroos are one defeat away from equalling Saudi Arabias five on the trot, but still some way behind New Zealand's eight.

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In 2006, though, the Australians did well to advance to the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup, but eventual champions Italy proved to be a big catch for Guus Hiddinks troops. Australia are a member of the Asian Football Confederation as they left the Oceania Football Confederation in 2006. The Socceroos made it to the World Cup finals for the first time back in 1974, but they failed to make it to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament in Germany.