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Guinea vs Niger Predictions & Tips - Guinea to win battle of West African rivals
- Guinea vs Niger Predictions for Friday’s international friendly
- Match is being played at 15:00 BST at Emirhan Sport Center Stadium
- Niger have lost 4 of their last 5 matches
- A Guinea win is tipped in Turkey
- Betting tips, predictions and team news for Guinea vs Niger
Guinea vs Niger Preview & Tips
Guinea are a better side than Niger and are in significantly better form. I am tipping Guinea to win against a goal-shy Nigerien side in Turkey.
- Guinea have won 3 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
- Guinea have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 8 matches (all competitions).
- Niger have lost 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
- Niger have failed to score in their last 4 matches (all competitions).
Head to Head
These sides sit at 1-1 across their three previous matches with one draw.
The sides last met in January 2016 as the match ended in a 2-2 draw.
Guinea finished second in their AFCON qualification group and failed to qualify for next year’s tournament.
A 1-0 win against Mali put the side in pole position to qualify before a disappointing 2-1 loss away in Namibia proved fatal. Guinea have played three friendlies during this international break as they started with a 0-0 draw against Turkey.
A 2-0 defeat to Togo was followed by a 2-1 win against Kosovo in Turkey. Moustapha Kouyate and Jose Kante scored the goals.
Guinea Injuries & Team News
Guinea picked a heavily changed squad from that which lost to Namibia with 22 of those players omitted. Liverpool midfielder and captain Naby Keita is out injured.
Florentin Pogba will play in central defence. Jose Kante will play up front and has three goals in 15 caps.
Guinea Squad & Team News
Goalkeepers: Mohamed Camara, Moussa Camara, Aly Keita
Defenders: Mohamed Ali Camara, Abdoulaye Cissé, Ibrahima Sory Conté, Ousmane Kanté, Pa Konate, Florentin Pogba, Saïdou Sow, Abdoulaye Sylla
Midfielders: Aguibou Camara, Ibrahima Camará, Ibrahima Sory Conté, Mamadou Kané, Kamso Mara, Morlaye Sylla
Strikers: Yakhouba Gnagna Barry, Demba Camara, José Kanté, Moustapha Kouyaté, Ahmad Mendes Moreira
Niger are winless in eight matches with five draws and three defeats. They finished bottom of their AFCON qualification group with four points from six matches.
A 3-0 home defeat to Ivory Coast was followed by a goalless draw in Madagascar to wrap up their failed attempt to qualify for the African Cup of Nations.
Niger lost 2-0 at to Gambia in their first friendly of this international break and then lost 1-0 to Congo. Both matches were played in Turkey.
Niger Injuries & Team News
Mossi Moussa will lead the line and has scored his country’s only two goals in their last six matches.
Coach Jean Susini has a clean bill of health.
Niger Squad & Team News
Goalkeepers: Moussa Alzouma, Daouda Kassaly, Abdoul Haildou
Defenders: Abdoulkarim Mamoudou, Abdoul Garba, Hervé Lybohy, Yacouba Diori, Abdoul Razak Seyni, Amadou Harouna
Midfielders: Daniel Soungole, Youssouf Oumarou, Boubacar Talatou, Boubacar Moumouni, Ali Mohamed, Fabrice Yao, Ousmane Diabaté, Victorien Adebayor, Issah Salou, Moumouni Darenkoum, Mahamadou Sabo
Forwards: Issa Djibrilla, Mossi Mousa, Boubacar Haïnikoye, Amadou Moutari, Kairou Amoustapha, Mohamed Wonkoye, Idrissa Halidou, Abdoul Aziz Ibrahim
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