Zambia will play Equatorial Guinea at home in their next World Cup qualifiers game.
The match is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 10 October 2021. The match venue is Heroes National Stadium in Lusaka, Zambia.
Betting tips and match predictions for the Zambia vs Equatorial Guinea (October 10) game are analyzed in this article. Before that, let’s preview the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups.
Zambia vs Equatorial Guinea (October 10) latest betting odds
The odds for Zambia to win this match are situated at 1.74 (-135 American; 20/27 Fractional). The odds for a draw are situated at 3.40 (+240; 12/5), while Equatorial Guinea to win odds are situated 4.70 (+370; 37/10).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Zambia — 53%, draw — 27%, Equatorial Guinea — 20%.
Latest betting odds on Zambia vs Equatorial Guinea (10 October 2021):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.63 (-160; 5/8)
- Asian handicap (-0.75) on Zambia — 1.98 (-102; 50/51)
- Asian handicap (+0.75) on Equatorial Guinea — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.63 (-160; 5/8)
Zambia vs Equatorial Guinea (October 10) match preview and statistics
Zambia is third in the 2nd Round Group B table with three points and a -3 goal difference. They have won only one game and lost two back-to-back games. The Chipolopolo won 2-1 over Mauritania in their first match, lost 0-2 to Tunisia and lost 0-2 to Equatorial Guinea.
They’ve failed to score in two straight games. Saul Coco gave Equatorial Guinea the lead in the 35th minute and Emilio Nuse doubled the lead in the 88th minute. As it stands, Zambia’s chance of making it past the group stage is very slim.
The front runners, Tunisia and Equatorial Guinea are leading them with six and three points gap respectively. Winning this match is a must, to have a little hope.
Zambia team news: Prince Mumba got a red card in the last match and he’s suspended for this game.
Equatorial Guinea is second in the 2nd Round Group B table with six points from two wins and a loss in three games. They are behind Tunisia who tops the group table with nine points and a +8 goal difference.
The Nzalang Nacional have won two consecutive matches, 1-0 win over Mauritania and 2-0 win over Zambia in their last match. Saul Coco opened the scores in the 35th minute of the first half. Jose Machin provided the assist with a cross from a set piece situation to Coco who whips it in with his right foot.
Emilio Nsue doubled the lead in the 88th minute, the keeper saved the first attempt but Nsue was there and buried the ball. It was a good performance from the team.
They are still in the race for the top spot, Tunisia dropping points will be beneficial to them. The Nzalang Nacional have to win this match to be able to catch up.
Equatorial Guinea team news: Rui Gomes is sidelined for the game due to injury.
Zambia vs Equatorial Guinea H2H
Both teams have gone head-to-head two times and each side has a win. Equatorial Guinea won 2-0 in their last meeting.
Zambia vs Equatorial Guinea (October 10) key players and lineups
Zambia projected starting lineup:
- Allan Chibwe
- Benedict Chepeshi
- Benson Sakala
- Dominic Chanda
- Prosper Chiluya
- Cletus Chama
- Enock Mwepu
- Patson Daka
- Fashion Sakala
- Lubambo Musonda
- Brian Mwila
The key player to watch out for is Patson Daka. He hopes to end his three-game goal drought in this match.
Equatorial Guinea projected starting lineup:
- Jesus Owono
- Luis Enrique Nsue
- Nestor Senra
- Marvin Anieboh
- Basilio Ndong
- Fede Bikoro
- Jannick Buyla
- Pablo Ganet
- Ivan Salvador
- Oscar Siafa
- Jose Miranda
The key player to watch out for is Ivan Salvador. The attacker scored the winning goal in their game against Mauritania. Last Match, he didn’t score in the last game and looks forward to getting back on the score sheet.
Zambia vs Equatorial Guinea (October 10) betting tips and prediction
Equatorial Guinea wants to catch up with Tunisia in this match. They need a win and seeing Zambia are not in form, they can take advantage of that. Zambia would probably put up a good performance but Equatorial will probably come on top.
Betting prediction: Equatorial Guinea to win or draw
Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; evens)
Betting prediction: Over 1.5 goals
Odds: 1.40 (-250 American; 2/5 Fractional)