Nigeria vs Tunisia: prediction for the Africa Cup of Nations match
In the Round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria square off against Tunisia. Four of the last five games between these teams were tied. Can the Super Eagles defeat the Eagles of Carthage on January 23? Our prediction is in the article below.
The Nigeria national team delivered a powerful performance at the group stage of the Africa Cup of Nations. The Super Eagles won all three matches and conceded only one goal. Augustine Eguavoen's charges looked head and shoulders above the other teams, and now Nigeria are considered one of the favourites to win the trophy.
Tunisia were unimpressive at the group stage and finished only 3rd in Group F. However, Mondher Kebaier's men became one of the four teams that qualified for the playoffs from the third position. The Eagles Carthage scored all their goals in one game - they crushed the main outsiders of the group, Mauritania, with a score of 4:0.
This score was recorded in 3 of the last 6 games of Nigeria.
In the last 4 games, Nigeria scored 3 goals before halftime.
In the last 4 head-to-head games, this bet played.
The Super Eagles won 1 out of 5 previous games against Tunisia, and four matches ended in draws. Currently, Nigeria have a stronger team, and we expect them to easily reach the quarter-finals of the tournament. Tunisia were lucky to get into the knockouts with their colourless performance, and we think they don't stand a chance against Nigeria.
Our prediction - Nigeria to win
Both sides have good performers in attack, and games between these teams are often exciting and high-scoring. We believe that Nigeria will go forward from the first minutes and create a large number of scoring chances, and the Eagles of Carthage will try to catch the opponents on counterattacks.
Second bet - total over 2 goals