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18.11.2019 Football News

2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Sao Tome vs Ghana Preview

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Sao Tome vs Ghana Preview

Sao Tome & Principe will play host to African giants Ghana in the second round of matches in Group C of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers today.

Going to the game, Sao Tome are bottom of the group after their loss to Sudan, while Ghana are joint top after a win over South Africa.

Sao Tome fell 4-0 away to Sudan as Ghana registered a 2-0 win over South Africa in their opening match. Sao Tome started the qualifiers from the preliminary stage and saw of Mauritius to get to the groups.

They head to this game on the back of 11 losses in 13 matches. They have conceded two or more goals in six of their last 10 matches and have no clean sheet in the last 10 matches.

In the last six home matches, Sao Tome & Principe have four losses and two wins.

Sao Tome & Principe have managed just three wins in 14 AFCON qualification matches, losing 11.

Their last four AFCON qualification matches have produced over 2.5 goals and they have four wins in eight AFCON qualification matches at home.

Ghana on the other hand, have two wins, a loss and two draws with three clean sheets in the last five matches. In their last 10 matches, they have managed four wins and a loss and they have two straight clean sheets going to this clash.

Ghana have not conceded more than one goal in their last 11 matches and are unbeaten in the last four away matches, with straight clean sheets in the four matches. They have one loss in 10 away matches.

In AFCON qualifiers, Ghana have three straight wins ahead of this game, all these coming with clean sheets.

They have lost just once in their last 12 AFCON qualification matches.

Key points

  • Sao Tome & Principe have three wins in 14 AFCON qualification matches.
  • Sao Tome & Principe have no clean sheet in the last 10 home matches.
  • Ghana are unbeaten in four away matches, with clean sheets.
  • Sao Tome & Principe have lost 11 of their last 13 matches.
  • Ghana have one loss in 12 AFCON qualification matches.

Ghana are by far stronger than Sao Tome & Principe after their opening win over South Africa, they will be keen to build on it here.

They have a good run in AFCON qualifiers compared to Sao Tome & Principe and they have a good run away from home as they head to this clash.

They have not conceded in the last four away matches and face a Sao Tome & Principe side that have no clean sheet in 10 matches. Ghana have also not conceded more than a goal in 11 matches.

The match kicks off at 1pm.