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Thursday 20th January Five(5) Sure Picks to Bank on

MALI VS MAURITANIA.

Mali comes into this encounter in an excellent position and know that victory over a poor Mauritania will see them guarantee qualification to the knockout phase of this tournament. They will however be disappointed that their match against Gambia ended in a draw due to a last-minute equaliser. Nevertheless, Mauritania have already been eliminated and Mali should be securing victory here.

Mauritania’s poor showing in this edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) is almost over. Their performance against Tunisia summed up their tournament as they were dealt a heavy 4-0 defeat and it means they’ve now failed to score from open play in any game across their five previous AFCON finals matches. They sit 50 places behind Mali in the FIFA rankings and they’ll simply be playing for pride.

We think Mali will make light work of Mauritania and given how poor the away side are in attacking areas, we’re backing Mali to win and keep a clean sheet.

Prediction:Mali to win.

ELCHE VS VILLAREAL.

The hosts have conceded an average of 1.91 goals while the visitors have conceded an average of 1.57 goals.

Prediction:Villareal to win.

MALLORCA VS REAL SOCIEDAD.

The hosts have scored over 2.5goals in four of their last nine matches while the visitors have scored over 2.5goals in seven of their last nine matches.

Prediction:Real Sociedad to win.

ALANYASPOR VS HATAYSPOR.

The hosts have conceded an average of 1.77 goals while the visitors have conceded an average of 1.68 goals.

Prediction:Both teams to score.

SAHEL VS AL NASR.

The hosts have conceded an average of 1.80 goals while the visitors have conceded an average of 1.70 goals.

Prediction:Both teams to score.

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