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Malawi vs Zimbabwe Preview & Tips - Zimbabwe to edge to AFCON victory

By Conrad Castleton
  • Malawi vs Zimbabwe tips for Friday's African Cup of Nations match
  • The Group B game is being played at Kouekong Stadium
  • Both sides lost their opening game of the tournament 1-0
  • Who will keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout stages?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Malawi vs Zimbabwe Predictions

After 1-0 defeats in their opening games, this is must win for both sides. I'm backing the relatively fully-fit Zimbabwe to edge Covid-hit Malawi in a low-scoring game.
  • Malawi vs Zimbabwe Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Malawi Form
  • Malawi Team News & Squad
  • Zimbabwe Form
  • Zimbabwe Team News & Squad
  • Malawi vs Zimbabwe FAQs

BTTS No is the best bet with Malawi scoring just once in their last five matches.

  • Malawi have lost their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Malawi have failed to score in 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Malawi have seen BTTS No in 6 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Zimbabwe have seen BTTS No in 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions). 

Head to Head

Since 2001, Zimbabwe hold a 5-1 head to head advantage with four draws.

Malawi Form

Malawi have lost five matches in a row after going down in four World Cup qualifiers and their opening game in Group B.

Mario Marinica and Meke Mwase's side have scored just once in the five losses and could find no way past Guinea as they lost 1-0 on Monday.

Malawi Team News & Squad

Malawi had just four substitutes against Guinea with Charles Petro, Mark Fodya, Gabadinho Mhango, Stanley Sanudi, Robin Ngalande, Peter Cholopi, Lawrence Chaziya and Chikoti Chirwa all out with Covid.

Yamikani Chester has joined the list of absentees after being forced off against Guinea, but Petro and Fodya could be available.

Goalkeepers: Ernest Kakhobwe, William Thole, Charles Thom
Defenders: Stanley Sanudi, Limbikani Mzava, Peter Cholopi, Dennis Chembezi, Gomezgani Chirwa, Mark Fodya, Lawrence Chaziya
Midfielders: John Banda, Micium Mhone, Chikoti Chirwa, Chimwemwe Idana, Charles Petro
Forwards: Gabadinho Mhango, Robin Ngalande, Richard Mbulu, Yamikani Chester, Khuda Muyaba, Peter Banda, Francisco Madinga, Zebron Kalima

Zimbabwe Form

Zimbabwe's winless run was extended to 13 games when they lost 1-0 to Senegal in their opening game.

It was an impressive rearguard performance from interim coach Norman Mapeza's side, who conceded a 97th minute penalty having looked destined to earn a draw.

Zimbabwe Team News & Squad

Midfielders Knowledge Musona and Kundai Benyu are doubtful after picking up injuries against Senegal.

Tinotenda Kadewere is likely to come into the starting line-up.

Goalkeepers: Talbert Shumba, Martin Mapisa, Petros Mhari
Defenders: Onismor Bhasera, Teenage Hadebe, Alec Mudimu, Bruce Kangwa, Peter Muduhwa, Gerald Takwara, Takudzwa Chimwemwe, Jordan Zemura, Godknows Murwira
Midfielders: Kudakwashe Mahachi, Thabani Kamusoko, Kelvin Madzongwe, Never Tigere, Ishmael Wadi, Kundai Benyu
Forwards: Knowledge Musona, Tino Kadewere, Prince Dube, David Moyo, Admiral Muskwe

Malawi vs Zimbabwe FAQs

Where can I watch Malawi vs Zimbabwe live stream?

Our Africa Cup of Nations live streaming calendar shows you where to watch a Malawi vs Zimbabwe live stream.

What time does Malawi vs Zimbabwe start?

The match starts at 4.00pm GMT on Friday, January 14.



This is likely to be a game short on goals, but I'm tipping Zimbabwe to edge it and keep the hopes of reaching the knockout stages alive.

Malawi are severely hamstrung by absentees and Zimbabwe can take advantage and record a rare win.

Best Bet: BTTS No Both Teams To Score @11/17 at bet365 - 4 Units
Value Bet: Zimbabwe Win Full-Time Result @11/8 at Hollywood bets - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Zimbabwe Win 1-0 Correct Score @5/1 at Novibet - 1 Unit
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Malawi v Zimbabwe

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