Nigeria vs Egypt: prediction for the Africa Cup of Nations match
Nigeria and Egypt face off in the first round of the Africa Cup of Nations group stage. What to expect from this game? Look out for our predictions in the article below.
The Nigeria national football team have won the Africa Cup of Nations three times, and at the last tournament, they won the set of bronze medals. The Super Eagles are one of the most successful African teams at the World Cups, having reached the playoffs of the tournament three times. Nigeria have reached the third round of the 2022 World Cup qualification. After a victory over Liberia (2:0), Augustine Eguavoen's men drew with Cape Verde (1:1).
Egyptare the seven-time winners of the Africa Cup of Nations, however, they haven't been very successful of late, despite having a lot of potential. In December, the team reached the semi-finals of the FIFA Arab Cup, where they lost to Tunisia (0:1). They lost to Qatar in a penalty-kick shootout in the match for bronze medals.
The Pharaohs were unbeaten in the second round of the World Cup qualification and finished on top of their group. Egypt also are one of the favourites to win the Cup of Nations this year.
In the last 3 head-to-head games, goals were scored only in one half.
Both sides scored in 3 of the last 5 head-to-head games.
This bet played in 2 of the last 4 games of Egypt.
The two sides are among the top-5 strongest African football teams. In recent years, Egypt won most head-to-head games, but today the Super Eagles look as powerful as their counterparts. We are predicting a tough physical game with few scoring chances.
Our prediction - total under 2 goals
Nigeria and Egypt are the favourites in their group, and there is a big chance they won't be able to determine the winner in the upcoming game.
Second wager - draw