Get our football experts’ best Monday bets from the AFCON round of 16 and a Championship tussle between Blackburn and Middlesbrough.
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🧠 Recommended bets:
- Under 1.5 goals in Guinea vs Gambia
- Cameroon win & over 3.5 goals
- Under 2.5 goals in Blackburn vs Boro
Guinea vs Gambia
Five of the six games involving these two sides during the group stages featured two goals or fewer. We’re happy to back another low-scoring meeting, especially with the stakes so high at the start of the AFCON 2021 knockout stage. It would be no great surprise to see this go the distance. No team collected more yellow cards (eight) than Guinea during the group stages, so we expect another physical battle here.
Cameroon vs Comoros
Hosts Cameroon were overwhelming favourites to advance from this tie even before news broke of a Comoros goalkeeping crisis. All three of their keepers might be unavailable for this clash either through injury or positive Covid tests. That explains the incredibly short price on Cameroon, which was one of the more entertaining and free-flowing sides in the group stages. They scored seven times in three group encounters and all three of those matches saw goals at both ends.
Blackburn vs Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough has tightened up at the back under new boss Chris Wilder, picking up four clean sheets in their last six Championship outings. Boro has scored in 13 of their last 15 Championship matches, but they’ve only notched more than once in 11 games all season. Away from The Riverside, exactly three-quarters of Boro’s encounters have produced under 2.5 goals. Seven of Rovers’ last 10 league encounters has produced under 2.5 goals and one team has failed to score in nine of their past 12.
👉 Follow Guinea vs Gambia