Egypt faces Zimbabwe in the opening game of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
The hosting country Egypt faces Zimbabwe in the opening game of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. This match will be played at the Cairo International Stadium in the Egyptian capital. Let’s examine it in our vip soccer bets for today.
This edition of the Africa Cup of Nations is pretty interesting, because for a first time the tournament is going to be expanded to 24 teams. Of course, this means more games and more fun for the spectators. So let’s see how it’s going to work. Initially the competition would have been hosted by Cameroon, but they were stripped because of different reasons.
Egypt are not just the host nation of the tournament this year. They are the most successful team in the competition’s history. The Pharaohs have won the Cup of Nations 7 times in their history – more than any other team so far. For the last time they won the competition in 2010, but now they will try to return at the throne. The current champions are Cameroon, who won the tournament two years ago, beating Egypt in the final.
The other two teams in Group A are Uganda and Congo DR. Egypt are the huge favourites for the first place, of course, while the other three teams will fight for a ticket to the knockout phase. But this is football, so everything could happen, right?
Zimbabwe do not have much of a history in the Cup of Nations. They have participated only three times in the tournament and everytime so far they have been unable to pass the group stage. For the last time they participated in the competition in 2017, when they made one draw and suffered two defeats. They are clearly the underdogs against Egypt on Friday.
These are our vip soccer bets for the Africa Cup of Nations clash between Egypt and Zimbabwe.