Libya vs Cameroon: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
A top-of-the-table clash from CAF World Cup qualifiers
The November international break is been used to take care of some 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. From the African region (CAF), Group D matchday 2 sees the Libya national football team take on Cameroon national football team. They last faced each other a decade ago.
Libya have opened their qualification campaign on a good note. Matchday 1 saw them get a 1-0 victory over South African nation Eswatini. They are now only second in Group D due to Cameroon’s better goal difference.
Cameroon eased their opening-day nerves by beating Mauritius 3-0 at home. Now they have an away test which seemingly has proven difficult for them in the last 8 fixtures.
Tuesday, 21 November 2023 at 4:00 PM UK (9:30 PM IST)
Location: Martyrs of February Stadium
Libya (in all competitions): W-D-W-D-L
Cameroon (in all competitions): W-L-L-W-D
Players to Watch
Ahmed Mohamed Rajab Ekrawa (Libya)
Libya national football team head coach Milutin Sredojević utilised Ahmed Mohamed Rajab Ekrawa as a right winger in a 3-4-3 formation last game. The player was effective and also scored the match-winning goal. We might once again see him slot in the same position.
Bryan Mbeumo (Cameroon)
The Premier League star player from Brentford FC has taken well over the gap Ivan Toney’s ban has caused. In 12 PL games, Bryan Mbeumo has scored 6 while providing a further 2 assists. In the Mauritius tie, Bryan Mbeumo played the full 90 minutes and even scored a goal. In this Libya game the player will be motivated to do well as later on 25 November Mbeumo has a PL game to contribute to against Arsenal.
- In the last 3 home games, Libya have scored just 2 goals while failing to win any game
- In the last 8 away games in all competitions, the visitors have failed to win any game
- They met last time a decade ago, the game ended Cameroon 1-0 Libya
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Injury & Team News
The home team will be fully fit and every selected player is available to participate in this clash. Head coach Milutin Sredojević doesn’t even have a suspension concern to worry about for his side. Given they won the last game against Eswatini, the coach should probably keep the teamsheet unchanged.
The visitors suffered a huge blow last game. Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana was taken off at the 80-minute mark after suffering a shoulder injury. The injury however isn’t serious, but Fabrice Ondoa is likely to start. Vincent Aboubakar also remains sidelined with a thigh injury. His expected return is by December.
Head to Head
Total Matches – 2
Libya wins – 1
Cameroon wins – 1
Draws – 0
Libya predicted lineup (3-4-3):
Al Woheshi (GK); Al Suwaei, bin Amir, Yousef; Fakroun, Saleh Al-Badri, Aleiyan, Al Dhawi; Ekrawa, Al Khoja, Salama
Cameroon predicted lineup (3-4-3):
Ondoa (GK); Castelletto, Gonzalez, Wooh; Tchamadeu, Neyou, Anguissa, Yongwa; Mbeumo, Pemi Moumbagna, Toko Ekambi
Match Prediction for Libya vs Cameroon
Even though Cameroon suffered a major blow in terms of Andre Onana being taken off with a minor shoulder injury, the team is still relatively strong on paper. Head coach Rigobert Song should approve of Fabrice Ondoa handling the duties at the moment. Libya should be aware of the visitor’s poor away record in the last 8 games. But to pick a winner, the away side it is.
Prediction: Libya 0-2 Cameroon
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