11th January– 17:00, Stade Omnisport Roumdé Adjia, Garoua
Nigeria and Egypt will meet in the 1st round of the African Cup of Nations group stage. Nigeria has had a clear goal since the beginning of the African Cup, and that is the fight for the trophy. Egypt, on the other hand, aims for the top-two finish and a place in the knockout stage.
Nigeria vs Egypt Match Preview & Team News
Nigeria finished first in their group in the qualifiers and directly qualified for the World Cup, which is a great success for the Super Eagles. Their recent results show that it was a great time to defend Nigeria. Nigeria gave little to their opponents, which resulted in the sum of goals that flew into their net during the last six outings with 3, and the defenders did a great job. Several players have canceled their appearances in the African Cup of Nations due to injury, including the biggest star Victor Osimhen. Some say that Napoli did not allow this guy to play. However, Nigeria has other stars in its squad, including Leicester city’s duo, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Ịheanachọ. They should be the major threat to the oppositions’ goalkeepers.
Egypt also finished their World Cup Qualifiers campaign on the top of the table with 14 points, and we will watch them in the final tournament in Qatar. In the last six games, Egypt has scored a total of 11 goals. The Pharaohs further set a record in each of those matches. During these matches, their defenders scored four goals against their opponents. All eyes are on the biggest star of the national team and tournament, Mohamed Salah. Opposing defenders will have big problems, and it is superfluous to talk about how much Liverpool will be missing. Another interesting player who should be mentioned is midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who plays great at Arsenal.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
From the point of view of both national teams, the first match in the group should be quite cautious. Therefore, we won’t be surprised if these two sides start their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a draw.
Goals Market Prediction
The crowd couldn’t enjoy many goals in their head-to-head matches, as their last three encounters stayed under a 2.5 margin. We expect the tradition to continue, and these two teams shouldn’t produce more than two goals in total.
Nigeria vs Egypt
Draw @ 2.90 👉 Get the Best Odds Here!
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.45 👉 Get the Best Odds Here!
Correct score 1:1 @ 6.00 👉 Get the Best Odds Here!
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