Nigeria - Egypt betting tip & odds comparison 11.01.2022
Matchday 1 in the Africa Cup of Nations features the clash between Nigeria and Egypt at Roumdé Adjia Stadium. In our preview of Nigeria vs. Egypt, you will receive all the important details and facts about this Africa Cup of Nations fixture. We will begin with an analysis of the current form of the two teams.
Out of the last five Africa Cup of Nations encounters between the two teams, Nigeria won 1. In 2 matches the points between the two sides were shared, and 2 times Egypt got the win. If we look at the home record of Nigeria against Egypt, the stats are as follows: 1 win Nigeria, 4 draws and 0 wins Egypt.
Hostilities in Group D of the African Cup of Nations will get underway on Tuesday when Nigeria trade tackles with Egypt.
The two teams are the favourites to emerge winners of the group and a win for either of them will almost certainly guarantee a top spot at the end of the Round-robin stage.
Read on for our betting tips for this potentially explosive clash.
Nigeria made a change of manager in the build-up to the African Cup of Nations. Erstwhile manager, Gernot Rohr was relieved of his duties for poor performance and former international Augustine Eguavoen handed the reins of the Super Eagles.
Since his appointment, Eguavoen has had to deal with a number of high profile withdrawals from his original 28 man squad.
Eagle’s top marksman Victor Osimhen is not part of the squad in Cameroon, so is Odion Ighalo and Emmanuel Dennis who are missing out due to the refusal of their respective clubs to release them.
However, Eguavoen can call upon Union Berlin striker, Taiwo Awoniyi who is in red hot form, as well as Leicester City frontman Kelechi Iheanacho.
The 2013 Champions will be looking to get off to a great start, but they will be wary of the threat of the North Africans, having suffered a series of bad results in the last three instalments of this fixture.
Most neutrals will view Egypt as the favourites to take all three points in this match and go on to top the group at the end of the group stage. Egypt have won the most number of AFCON titles and given the current crop of players at their disposal, winning the AFCON again is not a pipe dream.
The North Africans are unbeaten in their last 16 group matches at the African Cup of Nations, winning 12 and drawing 4. The last time they lost an AFCON was in 2004 when they lost 2-1 to fellow North Africans, Algeria.
Egypt will have one thing on their minds, adding to their huge collection of AFCON trophies. More so, they have not won in any of the last five AFCON tournaments. That is a record the Pharaohs will be looking to rewrite in Cameroon. But they have to get started without the duo of Mohamed Abo Gabal and Ibrahim Adel, both of whom tested positive for Covid-19.
Possible Line Ups
- COACH: Augustine Eguavoen
- MISSING PLAYERS: None
- El shanawy
- Al Sulaya
- El Said
- El neny
- COACH: Carlos Queiroz
- MISSING PLAYERS: Abo Gabal (COVID-19),Adel (COVID-19)
NIGERIA VS EGYPT BETTING TIPS AND PREDICTIONS
Despite the fact that Nigeria is missing both Victor Osimhen and Odion Ighalo, they still carry some threat going forward. Egypt is not also lacking in this regard with Mohamed Salah spearheading the attack of the Egyptians.
With such a stellar cast of players in the forward line of the two teams, it looks likes we are going to see goals at both ends of the pitch. In their last 5 matches, both teams scored in three of those, and it is almost certain that both sides will concede at least a goal in this encounter. Therefore we back Both teams to score at 2.25 on Yangasport.
For our second tip, we are still going to take a plunge with the goals market. However, we expect a very tight game, with more goals in the second 45 minutes. Hence, we reckon there will be more goals in the second half and it is handsomely priced at 2.25 on Melbet.
We’ve a lot more about the most important football tournament in Africa on our Africa Cup of Nations predictions page.
Nigeria performance of the last 3 home matches
Egypt performance of the last 7 away matches
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