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Cameroon vs Ghana: Black Stars may now feel the pressure

Kick-off: 1800, 29/06/2019

Stadium: Ismailia Stadium

TV: Eurosport

Cameroon upset Ghana in the semi-finals en route to 2017 Africa Cup of Nations glory and can again come out on top in this year’s Group F meeting.

The Indomitable Lions will be full of confidence after beating Guinea-Bissau 2-0, whereas the Black Stars are under a bit of pressure following a 2-2 draw with Benin.

That should allow Clarence Seedorf’s side to play with more freedom and 19/10 for them to prevail is our opening Cameroon vs Ghana prediction.

A Look At Cameroon’s Betting Odds

Cameroon launched the defence of their title with a routine victory over Guinea-Bissau, with Yaya Banana and Stephane Bahoken on target.

Christian Bassogog fluffed a golden opportunity to put the Indomitable Lions ahead in the first half, but Yaya broke the deadlock after 66 minutes when heading in a corner.

A defensive mix-up in the box then dropped for Bahoken to calmly slot home, while Guinea-Bissau offered little going forward at the other end.

Cameroon have a good record when bidding to retain this trophy, finishing as runners-up in 1986 after a 1984 triumph and securing back-to-back successes in 2000 and 2002.

The current squad seems full of self-belief after their victory in Gabon two years ago and 11/1 for a 2-1 win here takes the eye from the Cameroon vs Ghana odds.

A Look At Ghana’s Betting Odds

Ghana played most of the second half with 10 men against Benin and paid the price when Mickael Pote netted his second goal of the game on 63 minutes to make it 2-2.

Pote had opened the scoring early on, before Andre and Jordan Ayew netted for the Black Stars, who then had John Boye sent off after the break for a second bookable offence.

Kwesi Appiah’s side is full of proven performers with plenty of experience, but they do have a history of faltering in big matches at the Africa Cup of Nations.

After finishing as runners-up twice and being beaten semi-finalists on three other occasions in the last five renewals, the pressure is on to perform.

That could lead to tension as this game goes on, so 21/4 for Draw HT/Cameroon FT is added to our Cameroon vs Ghana betting tips.

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Last result:

CAMEROON 2-0 Guinea-Bissau – Yaya, Bahoken

GHANA 2-2 Benin – A Ayew, J Ayew

Head-to-head: Cameroon 2-0 Ghana, Ghana 0-1 Cameroon

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