Repeat of 2017 AFCON will be sweet for hosts

Senegal or outsiders Burkina Faso will lie in wait in the final of this year's AFCON by the time hosts Cameroon face off against fellow African powerhouses Egypt. This semi is a repeat of the showpiece from 2017, which the The Indomitable Lions won 2-1. Read our preview here:

Vincent's levelling up

Toni Conceição's men took charge early in the second half of their quarter final against Gambia, and the onus will once again be on them to make most of the attacks. Having scored six of his side's 11 in the tournament to date, striker Vincent Aboubakar is a huge threat, and has profited from service all over the pitch. Verona's Martin Hongla has threaded passes through from deep, whilst Karl Toko Ekambi has given defences more than just Aboubakar to worry about, cutting inside from the right to rifle in five goals himself.

Sobhi at the end

Carlos Queiroz is one of the most experienced head coaches in men's football, and was able to rally the Pharaohs to eventually triumph over Morocco in extra-time. However, their passage through to the last four came at the cost of their two main goalkeeepers; the inexperienced third choice Mohammed Sobhi will have to call upon his teammates to help prevent a rain of shots towards his goal, and in turn, counter on their opponents. Mo Salah was instrumental in their comeback, and much will put squarely on his shoulders once more.

Betting tip

Despite the gulf in terms of goalscoring output, Egypt aren't going to make it easy for the hosts to reach another final. Cameroon might have to do it the hard way, evem with all of their squad available. bet365 are offering odds of 9.50 for a draining extra time victory for Aboubakar and co.

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