Gabon face Ghana in a Group C encounter of the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The ‘hosts’ are sitting top of the table in the group with a 1-0 win over Comoros in their opening group game while Ghana lost out to Morocco in their first game of the competition with a 1-0 scoreline and are placed fourth. Aaron Boupendza scored for the Central African side against Comoros in what was their third win in the last four official matches across competitions. Gabon have had under 2.5 goals in five out of their last seven matches. They have been fairly consistent in their defensive display and have managed to keep three clean sheets in their last five matches as well.
Ghana might have lost their opening group game to Morocco, they are not a side that can be taken lightly by the other sides. They also have had under 2.5 goals in six out of their last eight matches and have not conceded more than a goal in any of their last eighteen competitive fixtures, excluding friendlies. Their defensive acumen shows that they do not concede a lot of goals and are tough to score against. Three out of the last four meetings between the two teams also have had under 2.5 goals.
The two teams have been playing out low scoring matches in the build up to this group fixture. They are defensively consistent and are not expected to play a high scoring game out of the blue. We are going for under 2.5 goals in this fixture.