Nigeria vs Egypt match forecast at the Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria – Egypt, stats, odds. On January 11, in the first round of the Africa Cup in Group D, Nigeria will play against challenging Egypt. What to expect from this duel? – The answer is in our prediction.

Nigeria

The three-time African Cup of Nations winners were strong in their last outing, claiming bronze in the process. It should be remembered that the Super Eagles have made it to the play-offs of the World Cups three times, most recently in 2014.

In qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, the African Brazilians finished top of Group C, which earned them a trip to the third round of qualifying. In six rounds, the Whites and Greens have produced four wins and a draw, corresponding to 13 points. After a 2-0 success against Liberia, Augustin Eguavon’s side drew 1-1 with Cape Verde.

Egypt

The seven-time winners of the Africa Cup of Nations have been without a major win in a long time, but they have potential. Last December, the team reached the semi-finals of the Arab Cup, where they lost to Tunisia (0-1), before losing in the third-place match to Qatar in a penalty shoot-out.

In the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, Egypt were top of the group with Gabon, Libya and Angola. It should be noted that the team made it through the whole group stage without a defeat. By the way, the Pharaohs are one of the main contenders to win the World Cup.

Forecast

This match sees the teams representing the top five favourites to win the Africa Cup 2021. The recent match statistics favours Egypt, but today they are the least equal to the Pharaohs in terms of squad and motivation. Moreover, this, the opening game in the continental football tournament, with the emphasis on maximum intensity, will be high on all areas of the pitch. We expect the traditional attacking minimalism and maximum fighting away from goal.

We’re predicting a total of less than 2 goals and we’ll put our money on it with 1xbet app review at 1.78

We assume that we have a three-goal game in front of us. Both teams are favourites in the group and it is possible that they will take the first two places. We suggest to pay attention to a draw, which will suit the opponents just fine.

The second bet is a draw for 3.05

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