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Egypt vs Guinea – LIVE Reddit Soccer 05/06/2022

Egypt vs Guinea – LIVE Reddit Soccer 05/06/2022

Egypt and Guinea begin their hunt for a place in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations when they square off at the Cairo International Stadium in Group D of the qualifiers on Thursday. The Pharaohs, who suffered World Cup qualification heartbreak back in March, head into the game unbeaten in 10 consecutive home games and will look to keep this fine run alive and kicking. Egypt were last in action on March 29 when their dreams of making it to the World Cup later in the year came to an end courtesy of a penalty shootout defeat against Senegal.

After picking up a 1-0 home victory in the first leg, the Pharaohs were beaten 1-0 at the Stade Me Abdoulaye Wade in the return leg against Aliou Cisse’s men, who went on to claim a 3-1 victory on penalties. This was a repeat of their gruesome Africa Cup of Nations final loss back in February when the the Lions of Teranga claimed a similar 4-2 victory on penalties to clinch the title following a goalless draw in 120 minutes.Egypt, who are the most decorated nation on the continent with seven AFCON titles, now return home where they are currently unbeaten in each of their last 10 outings, picking up an impressive nine wins and one draw since a 1-0 loss to South Africa in July 2019.

Ehab Galal’s men will fancy their chances of getting their qualification campaign off to a flyer as they take on an opposing side whom they are unbeaten against in each of the last four meetings between the sides, including three straight wins in their last three encounters. Guinea, on the other hand, were last in action on March 25, when they played out an uneventful goalless draw with South Africa in a friendly fixture at Belgium’s Guldensporen Stadion. This followed a somewhat disappointing defeat at the hands of Gambia in the round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations back in January, when Musa Barrow scored the only goal of the game to send the newcomers through to the quarter-finals. Guinea have now failed to taste victory in any of their last four outings across all competitions, picking up two draws and losing two since seeing off Malawi when the sides squared off on January 10.

Kaba Diawara’s side will now look to end this dry spell and kick-off their qualification run on a high note as they eye a third consecutive AFCON appearance for just the second time in history.

Egypt have named a star-studded 37-man squad for their upcoming qualification games, including Champions League finalist Mohamed Salah, who is second in the nation’s all-time top scorers list with 47 goals in 82 appearances.

The Liverpool star should be joined at the attacking end of the pitch by Konyaspor forward Ahmed Hassan and Omar Marmoush, who made 23 appearances for Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.

At the centre of the park, we should see Arsenal man Mohamed Elneny, who has 92 international appearances under his belt, teaming up with Hamdy Fathy and Al Ahly star Amr El Solia.

Ahmed Abou El Fotouh, Mahmoud El Wensh, Ahmed Hegazi and Omar Gaber should form the four-man defensive line, shielding veteran goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy between the sticks.

There is also room for potential debutants, including 23-year-old midfielder Canaria, Future FC defender Mahmoud Marei and ENPPI goalkeeper Mahmoud Gad, who have earned their first call-up to the senior squad.

Guinea also boast several world-class talents scattered across all departments of the pitch, including the likes of Liverpool star Naby Keita and Brentford defender Julian Jeanvier, who has six caps to his name.

Keita should be joined in midfield by Roma man Amadou Diawara and Leipzig teenager Ilaix Moriba, who made 14 appearances for Valencia on loan in the La Liga.

Clermont forward Mohamed Bayo, who has three goals in 11 appearances, should handle business at the attacking end of the pitch, forming an attacking duo with 24-year-old Gnagna Barry.

Mohamed Salah é Egypt’s top player. É one of the best players on the planet in recent seasons. The forward was the highlight of Liverpool’s campaign in the Premier League and Champions League, and also in the two cups that were won this season. Salah scored 23 goals in the English league, where he finished as top scorer, along with Tottenham’s Son. The number 10 also scored eight goals in the Champions League, in which the team finished as runner-up after losing to Real Madrid.

Egypt é the main selection of the african continent there is; years old. It has the most titles in the African Cup of Nations, despite having lost the last one to Senegal in the final, after the penalty shootout. In the group stage, they finished second, behind Nigeria and ahead of Sudan and Guinea-Bissau. In the round of 16, victory on penalties against the strong Ivory Coast. In the quarters, another difficult duel, this time against Morocco. In the semi, another mainland power: Cameroon and victory by 3 to 1.

A notoriously difficult nation to beat, this fixture looks likely to be a low-scoring one with the hosts rarely seeing more than 2 goals scored in their matches over the past couple of years.

Indeed, Egypt, currently ranked 32nd in the FIFA World Rankings have seen under 2.5 goals scored in each of their last 13 matches with under 1.5 goals scored in 10 of the last 11. Remarkably, just 7 goals were scored in those 11 most recent matches.

Visiting Guinea, currently 80th in the FIFA standings have also seen under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of their last 6 matches while they have proven tough to beat on their travels with 8 of their last 14 away matches finishing as draws.

Recent meetings between these nations have been dominated by Egypt although intriguingly, goals have been plentiful with all 5 fixtures seeing BTTS and 4 going over 2.5 goals. Egypt won 3:1 in their most recent back in 2019.

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