Nigeria
Nigeria
VS
Egypt
Egypt
International
International
Africa Cup of Nations
11.01.2022
17:00
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MATCH ABOUT TO START
Roumdé Adjia Stadium
Garoua

Betting tips & odds comparison 11.01.2022 Nigeria - Egypt

Betting Tip for matchday 1 of the 2022 Kamerun Africa Cup of Nations between Nigeria and Egypt. The game will be played at Roumdé Adjia Stadium (Garoua, Cameroon) on 11.01.2022 at 17:00.

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

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.

EGYPT

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

NIGERIA

  • Okoye
  • Ebuehi
  • Aina
  • Troost-Ekong
  • Omeruo
  • Ndidi
  • Aribo
  • Iwobi
  • Iheanacho
  • Chukwueze
  • Awoniyi
  • COACH: Augustine Eguavoen
  • MISSING PLAYERS: None

EGYPT

  • El shanawy
  • Tawfik
  • Hamdy
  • Hegazi
  • Fatouh
  • Al Sulaya
  • El Said
  • El neny
  • Salah
  • Mohamed
  • Marmoush
  • 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.

Performance

Nigeria
Nigeria
Last games

Nigeria performance of the last 3 home matches

Victories
66%
Over 2.5
33%
Egypt
Egypt
Last games

Egypt performance of the last 7 away matches

Victories
28%
Over 2.5
28%

Current Standing

POS TEAM PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
0
1
Nigeria
Nigeria
9 3 3 0 0 6 1 5
0
2
Egypt
Egypt
6 3 2 0 1 2 1 1
1
3
Sudan
Sudan
1 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3
1
4
Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
1 3 0 1 2 0 3 -3
Legend
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