Algeria vs Nigeria Betting Tip, Prediction & Odds

Algeria vs Nigeria Betting Tip, Prediction & Odds

The Desert Warriors have been the most consistent team at this Africa Cup of Nations as they won the first four matches without conceding a single goal while they were lucky enough to eliminate Ivory Coast on penalties in the quarter-finals. Nigeria, on the other hand, switched to a higher gear after a 2-0 loss to Madagascar in the final group game and scored five goals in the two knockout duels with Cameroon and South Africa.

Algeria vs Nigeria: 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

  • Africa Cup of Nations
  • Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt
  • Sunday 14 July
  • 20:00 UK Time

Algeria Team News and Latest Form

Though fatigued after taking the highly-rated Ivory Coast all the way to penalties, Algeria (FIFA rank: #68) must now beat another side ranked higher than themselves (the #45-ranked Nigeria) in order to reach their first Africa Cup of Nations final since beating the same nation 1-0 back in 1990.

Impressively, Algeria are one of just two teams in this AFCON finals yet to taste defeat inside 90 minutes (W4, D1). All four 90-minute victories came without Algeria conceding a goal, with the Ivory Coast being the first to strike a blow upon the Desert Warriors, equalising after the hour mark last time out.

Algeria are the only remaining side that have not failed to score in 90 minutes during this AFCON finals. Algeria have received exactly two bookings in three of their last four matches.

Nigeria Team News and Latest Form

NigeriaNigeria, meanwhile, have reached at least the semi-final stage in 11 of their last 12 AFCON appearances, although they ended up finishing third in four of the previous six campaigns. Four of Nigeria’s last five semi-final appearances saw them knocked out after conceding exactly one goal in 90 minutes.

The Super Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr, has won two of three encounters with Algeria (W2, L1), with all matches seeing over 2.5 total goals. However, that is somewhat contradicted by the fact that each of the last three H2Hs in any AFCON finals have ended 1-0, though two of the wins have been Nigeria’s.

Nigeria are averaging 6.2 corners per match at this AFCON finals, and they have had either five or six in each of their last three games.

Algeria vs Nigeria Head to Head

Since 1980, Algeria and Nigeria have met on 16 occasions, and the Super Eagles have an advantage in all-time H2H encounters with eight victories; the Desert Warriors recorded five while three duels ended without a winner. Algeria is winless in H2H tilts since 1990 and Nigeria won five of the previous six meetings while the most recent one ended 1-1 in November 2017. Two of the last three AFCON finals H2Hs have produced a 1-0 half-time scoreline. Algeria star Adam Ounas, and Nigeria hitman Odion Ighalo are both targeting the Golden Boot with three goals apiece. Both men last scored in the second half of the Round-of-16.

Betting Odds and Predictions: Algeria vs Nigeria

The bookies are giving a slight advantage to Algeria to win at 7/5 odds with bet365, William Hill, and Betfair while Bwin is providing the highest odds on the Super Eagles to get a victory at 23/10. The draw is almost everywhere at 2/1, but if you prefer betting on over 2.5, Betfair is giving the best odds at 13/8 while under 2.5 is ½ with multiple bookies.

Our Algeria vs Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Betting Tip

Three of the last four H2H duels produced goals on both ends including the latest two, and even though Algeria have the most robust defence at this tournament, they are facing in-form Nigeria’s attack. The Super Eagles improved dramatically in the previous two games, but their defence continues to allow goals, and that’s why our Algeria vs Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 2019 betting tip is both teams to score at 6/5 with Bet365.

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