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Match Preview: Nigeria v Guinea

Match Preview: Nigeria v Guinea

2019-06-26 
| Posted in Betting Previews

Despite missing the last two Africa Cup of Nations finals since their triumph of 2013, Nigeria, ranked 45 in the World are expected to win their second group stage game against Guinea. Tellingly, their 1-0 win against Burundi in their opening game made it five-straight victories at AFCON tournaments!

Super Eagles

Odion Ighalo came on as a substitute against Burundi and scored within four minutes of his introduction to settle a tight match at the Alexandria Stadium.

Guinea started their campaign with a 2-2 draw against Madagascar, and Rohr said the prospect of clinching qualification for the next round with a second successive victory would motivate his players.

Guinea

Currently ranked #71, Guinea are winless in their last six fixtures,  Guinea’s record of stalemates has also been reflected in previous AFCON tournaments, with five of their last six games in the finals ending in a draw, four of which produced a 1-1 scoreline

This match would definitely be the most difficult in the group with both sides featuring players, who ply their trade in top leagues around the World.

 

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PLAYERS TO WATCH

Nigeria – Odion Ighalo

Nigeria’s top scorer in AFCON qualifiers, Odion Ighalo, has scored seven goals in his last eight games for club and country..

 

Guinea - Mady Camara

Guinea midfielder Mady Camara scored three goals in his last four Greek Super League games for Olympiakos, but is yet to score an international goal.


STAT FACTS

- Nigeria have registered a clean sheet in four of their last six games.

- Nigeria and Guinea’s only previous AFCON encounter came in March 1976 in the group stages (1-1).

- Five of Guinea’s last six AFCON tournament fixtures have featured both teams scoring.

- Guinea are unbeaten in their last four meetings against Nigeria in all competitions (W3 D1), after winning none of their previous eight games against the Super Eagles (D4 L4).

- Nigeria have won their last five games in the tournament, their longest streak ever in their history, never conceding more than one goal in each of their five encounters.

- Guinea are without a clean sheet in each of their last 13 games at the AFCON finals.

 

The traders are backing Nigeria to win at 2.23 on BetKing.com

 

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