● This will be the first Africa Cup of Nations encounter between Guinea and Gambia, while Guinea are unbeaten against teams making their debut in the competition (W3 D2).
● Despite reaching the knock-out stages in three consecutive AFCON participations (2015, 2019 and this year), Guinea have only won two of their last 12 games in the competition (D6 L4).
● Gambia (W2 D1) remain unbeaten three matches in to their first Africa Cup of Nations and could become just the second 21st century debutants not to lose any of their first four matches in the competition, after Madagascar in 2019 (W2 D2).
● Guinea are looking to win their first knock-out match at the Africa Cup of Nations at the sixth attempt, having lost all five of their previous such attempts – losing in the Round of 16 most recently in 2019 (0-3 against Algeria).
● Going into the round of 16 matches, no team has used more players at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations than debutants Gambia (24, level with Nigeria and Cameroon).