We have a strong duel today in the Africa Cup, between Nigeria and South Africa. I have a favorite but I choose a safety bet, a combination of tips. The match is played from 22.00, and below you will find my analysis. Nigeria and South Africa are fighting in Cairo for qualifying in the Nations Cup African Nations Cup semifinals.
He has done so well in the African Cup so far. He finished in second place in a group with Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar, and in the finals stage he passed Cameroon after a spectacular game (3-2).He showed well on the attack stage but does not have a scorer to score. In the FIFA hierarchy we find it on the 45th, the third national on the black continent. John Obi Mikel missed the dispute with Cameroon after an injury, but according to Goal.com, he is fit now and can enter the first minute.
He has impressed so far in the tournament and do not forget that in the eighth he has passed from Egypt, the host country and the main trophy favorite. He was lucky in the initial phase of the competition, qualifying from third place in a group with Ivory Coast, Namibia and Morocco. Defense was definitely the strong point so far.
⚽ Nigeria – South Africa likely teams
Nigeria (4-2-3-1): Akpeyi; Awaziem, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Aina; Ndidi, Etebo; Iwobi, Mikel, Musa; Ighalo.
South Africa (4-3-3): Williams; Hlanti, Mkhwanazi, Hlatshwayo, Mkhiza; Furman, Zungu, Mokotjo; Lorch, Mothiba, Tau.
⚽ Direct meetings
We have a rich historian here, but it has to be said that Nigeria has lost one of the previous 11 ditrets. The most recent confrontation was in 2018, a draw in the African Cup preliminaries (1-1).
⚽ Forecasting, statistics and probable teams
Nigeria has arrived in the quarterfinals of the African Nations Cup after a crazy match against Cameroon. Although they were led to a 2-1 break, the “eagles” came back in the second half and were 3-2. Ighalo was the decisive man of the Nigerians with two goals scored.Three times winning the African Cup, Nigeria has her chance this year to win the trophy. The German-run runner Gernot Rohr lost a single match to the current edition, in group, against Madagascar. Nigeria has passed the final quarterfinals in six of the last seven African Cups.
The probable team of Nigeria: Akpeyi – Awaziem, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Aina – Etebo, Ndidi – Simon, Iwobi, Musa – Ighalo
South Africa has qualified in the quarterfinals of the African Cup for the second time in history. In the eighth, he passed 1-0 to Egypt’s Mo Salah. Lorch scored the only goal in the 85th minute.South Africa is far from being a spectacular selection. 10 of the last 12 matches produced under 2.5 goals. The same thing happened in the last three direct duels with Nigeria. The two teams met last time in November last year in the fifth round of qualifying, and the final result was 1-1.
Probable team South Africa: Williams – Mkhize, Mkhwanazi, Hlatshwayo, Hlanti – Mokotjo, Furman, Zungu – Tau, Mothiba, Lorch
Football Prediction of the Day Nigeria vs South Africa
As I said, my favorite is in my opinion and I really do not see how Nigeria can lose the game. I bet in double chance. Let’s not forget that Nigeria won three of the four African Cup games and lost only once in the last 11 straight games.I’m thinking about quite a few. The pressure is high in such a quarter and no one will risk anything. Moreover, all South African games played at the African Cup had at most a goal scored.
Bet Tips: Nigeria
Both teams will treat this duel with utmost caution and expect a draw at break or at the end of the game.
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