It’s been a while since I put some words down on an individual football match but I’ve found myself a bit of time to do a proper write up on a game, which I much prefer to do than just give some betting advice on Twitter without having the word space to tell all exactly why I am advising a particular bet.
Angola v Morocco – 8.00pm ko
Today’s selection comes in a friendly game between Angola and Morocco which will be played under the floodlights of the Estadio Algarve in Portugal.
This friendly is a fact finding mission for Angola, as they are soon to embark on the qualifying stages of the African Cup of Nations which will see them face Gabon, Burkina Faso and another nation yet to qualify. The same can’t be said of Morocco, who have qualified automatically as hosts.
Angola manager Romeu Filemon has already stated that he will be using this fixture to field a younger team to give him some idea of the quality he has at his disposal, so it’s very much an unknown quantity. We do know that he has named 5 uncapped players in the 23 man squad, and we also know that captain Manucho has been left out of the squad.
Morocco head coach Badou Zaki, just 1 game into his second stint at the helm (beat Mozambique impressively 4-0 last week) will be looking for even more improvement before they play Russia in a pre World Cup friendly in just over a week. It’s worth noting that Angola lost 0-1 to Mozambique last summer and only drew 1-1 with them in March this year.
With the info I have to hand, I just can’t see Morocco losing this game. Collateral form is better, recent form is better, and Angola will be fielding some inexperienced players. I’m half tempted to advise a bet on the straight win at 2.25 with BetVictor, but I feel much more comfortable recommending a fairly big stake on Morocco draw no bet at 1.62.