Cameroon (@19.0) vs Russia (@1.002)
13-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Russia will win

Cameroon – Russia Match Prediction | 13-09-2019 23:30

They also knew that their best hope of scoring a win would come in the match between them, a game that will take place in Saint Petersburg on Thursday, with both sides having lost their opening encounters of the tournament. Cameroon and Australia knew they faced a tall order when they were drawn in the same group as Germany and Chile.

Speaking of African Cup of Nations, Cameroon clinched their fourth CAN trophy in 2002, when they defeated Senegal in the title game. A number of world-class footballers played for the Indomitable Lions in the past and the likes of Samuel Etoo, Rigobert Song, Roger Milla, Patrick MBoma, Stephane Mbia and Geremi are the most notable players who were part of the Cameroonian national football team.

Chile, the Champions of South America are coming in good spirits after lifting the Centenario edition of Copa America held in USA. They defeated Argentina for a successive year to establish their dominance in the continent. The La Roja also revived their World Cup qualification campaign since then. However, their recent showings in the friendly warm-up matches are colorless as they were held to a draw by Romania and lost to Russia.

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Rogic and Juric scored in each half to offer slight hope to the Kangaroos who need to beat Cameroon in order to preserve any chance of going through in the competition. The Chileans stepped up their efforts in the second term and broke the deadlock through Arturo Vidal, before closing the game in the dying moments of the game through Vargas. Les Lions Indomptables stood no real chance against Chile in their opening Confederations Cup clash and were fortunate enough not to go down in the first-half already as it was thanks to VAR that the result was 0-0. If they maintain the level of commitment displayed against Germany, Australia should have no problems defeating Cameroon. Vincent Aboubakar and Christian Bassogog lacked support from their teammates upfront and were unable to do anything noteworthy. Australia, on the other side, put up a fight against Joachim Loews experimental Germany but still ended up losing the match 3-2. The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations champions Cameroon and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) giants Australia have suffered respective blows in the opening round of 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.

Iwobi made his senior debut with the Super Eagles on October 8, 2015, coming as a substitute for Ahmed Musa in a 2-0 loss to DR Congo. The pacey winger played for England at youth level, but he eventually went on to play for Nigeria. Speaking of his Premier League debut, Alex Iwobi played his first game for Arsenal in a 3-0 victory over Swansea City in October, 2015.

With their first-night nerves now behind them, the Cameroonians can be expected to give a better account of themselves, especially against a side that likes to come out and play. FIFA.com team reporter analysisPascal de Miramon with Cameroon *Disappointed with the result but satisfied with the performance. That was Cameroon coach Hugo Broos reaction to his sides opening match against Chile, an indication that he will largely stick with the same starting line-up against the Socceroos.

Oyongo turns 26 on Thursday and his 22 squad-mates will hope to give him the best possible birthday present. Unfortunately for them, the influential left-back picked up an injury in the 1-0 defeat of Morocco in a 2019 continental finals qualifier played just before they set off for Russia, and has not been replaced. What you need to know *1 Cameroon will be without *Ambroise Oyongo, who had an outstanding Africa Cup of Nations.

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They won 2 and lost 2 since then. Their most recent outing against the South American team Colombia ended in a disastrous 4-0 defeat. The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations champions seen some mixed results since their title winning campaign at the start of this calender year. The Indomitable Lions were also defeated by a lowly Guinea in March, shows they are a team that can switch off at times.

In 2006, though, the Australians did well to advance to the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup, but eventual champions Italy proved to be a big catch for Guus Hiddinks troops. Australia are a member of the Asian Football Confederation as they left the Oceania Football Confederation in 2006. The Socceroos made it to the World Cup finals for the first time back in 1974, but they failed to make it to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament in Germany.

In the latter respect, coach Ange Postecoglou will be looking for more from ace midfielder Aaron Mooy. *Pete Smith with Australia *Australiago into their first ever international meeting with Cameroon after a mixed performance against Germany. One thing that will not change, however, is their pro-active and positive mindset. The Socceroos will have marked two key problem areas from the Germany match conceding early goals and retaining possession.