Libya is the surprising leader in Group I tied with Cameroon but both Congo and Togo are within striking distance and could overtake them with a single win. Togo has the chance to achieve it tonight when they travel to Libya, although the visitors would gladly settle for a draw.
Bet: Togo X2
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 2.25
The hosts have last played an official game three months ago and got themselves busy with friendly matches meanwhile, winning both played at home. This should be a morale booster ahead of this official fixture, but it is hard to overlook the fact that in the group stage they drew three out of four games. Not even home pitch advantage proved decisive and the head to head record with Togo gives them very few reasons to be optimistic.
Libya can’t afford to relax despite being the leader of the group, because they will travel to Cameroon for the final game. Their invincibility will be put to the test against the former African champions and that’s why they need maximum points from this confrontation. The visitors will once again trust Adebayor upfront even though he didn’t score in a while and midfielders were more effective. A single striker and a solid midfield should be sufficient for catching Libya offguard, as the hosts have a rather fragile backline.
Bookmakers offer dismal odds for a home victory and with Libya still looking forward for its first victory over Togo, there is no point on betting on the premiere. A better investment will be wagering on odds of 2.25 with Pinnacle Sports, for the visitors not to lose this game.