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Mali vs Morocco Predictions & Tips - Morocco tipped to win 2nd straight African Nations Championship

  • Mali vs Morocco predictions for Sunday’s African Nations Championship final
  • The game is being played at 7pm GMT at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
  • Morocco have scored 12 goals in their last 3 matches
  • I am backing Morocco to win the final in Yaounde
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Morocco's Soufiane Rahimi is top scorer at the African Nations Championships (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 04 Feb 2021
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Mali vs Morocco Predictions


Mali have been struggling to score goals and won their last 2 matches on penalties. Their luck is likely to run out against a Morocco side that have scored 12 goals in their last 3 matches.

  • Mali have scored 1 goal in their last 3 matches (African Nations Championship).
  • Morocco have won by 2+ goals in their last 3 matches (African Nations Championship).
  • Morocco have scored 12 goals in their last 3 matches (African Nations Championship).
  • Morocco have kept 6 clean sheets in their last 8 matches (African Nations Championship).
  • Morocco beat Nigeria 4-0 in the 2018 African Nations Championship Final.

Mali Form


Mali topped Group A which included Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe. They beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in the opener with Siaka Bagayoko scoring the winner.

Nouhoum Diané’s side then drew 1-1 against hosts Cameroon thanks to Issaka Samake’s equaliser. Mali ended the group stage with a 1-0 win against Zimbabwe after Demba Diallo opened the scoring in the 11th minute.

Mali beat Congo in a penalty shootout in the quarter-finals with the match ending 0-0 after extra time. It was the same story against Guinea in the semi-finals where they were perfect from the spot.

Morocco Form


Morocco topped Group C which included Rwanda, Togo and Uganda. They beat Togo 1-0 in their opening game thanks to Yahya Jabrane’s first half penalty.

Houcine Ammouta’s side drew 0-0 against Rwanda but bounced back with a 5-2 win against Uganda. Soufiane Rahimi bagged a brace with goals to Ayoub El Kaabi and Hamza El Moussaoui establishing a 4-1 lead.

The Atlas Lions recorded a convincing 3-1 win against Zambia in the quarter-finals. Rahimi and Mohammed Bemammer made it 2-0 before Zambia were reduced to 10 men, El Kaabi’s penalty making it 3-0.

Morocco crushed hosts Cameroon 4-0 in the semi-finals. Soufiane Bouftini opened the scoring, Rahimi bagged a brace with Mohammed Bemammer wrapping it up.

Soufiane Rahimi is the top scorer in the tournament with 5 goals all scored in his last 3 games.

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Verdict

Morocco have more attacking weapons than Mali, scoring 12 goals in their last 3 matches with Soufiane Rahimi netting 5 of them. 

Morocco won the 2018 African Nations Championship and are well placed to go back to back.

Best Bet: Morocco Win Full Time Result @105.00 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Morocco Win To Nil Win To Nil @160.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Morocco -1 Handicap @260.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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