Guinea Bissau – Nigeria | 19/01/2022 AFCON

Nigeria will be looking to maintain their perfect record at the Africa Cup of Nations when they face Guinea-Bissau at the Roumde Adjia Stadium on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the game is a must-win for the Djurtus, who face the risk of elimination after picking up just one point from their opening two games.

Guinea-Bissau come into this clash on the brink of elimination after a winless start to this year’s African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) tournament (D1, L1). With nine minutes to go, they thought they’d cancelled out Mohamed Salah’s opener in their most recent defeat to Egypt, however, a foul in the build up saw the goal chalked off meaning that Guinea-Bissau have now gone straight six AFCON games without scoring, excluding qualifiers.

No nation has ever gone seven consecutive games in the competition without scoring, therefore there’s unwanted history on the line here for ‘Djurtus’ who are also remarkably still without their first ever AFCON win, despite playing eight previous fixtures in the competition proper (D3, L5). As a result, they’re expectedly big underdogs to secure that maiden victory here, particularly given that they’ve managed only one win across their last eight matches (D4, L3).

Opponents Nigeria have already qualified for the knockout round after a perfect start to the tournament (W2), meaning we might see some key personnel rested for this clash. Yet with six wins from their last eight matches (D1, L1) – four of which came via a 2+ goal margin – it’s expected that the ‘Super Eagles’ will still have too much for the Group D strugglers.

Nigeria finished a respectable third in the previous AFCON edition, beating Tunisia in the third-place decider 1-0. A repeat of that scoreline in this clash would not just see the Nigerians win all three of their group stage AFCON matches for the first time since 2006, but also do so with an identical goal difference to that year too (GF5, GA1).


Date: 19/01/2022
Time: 22:00
Venue: Stade Omnisport Roumdé Adjia (Garoua)
Pick for this match:
“2” – @ 1.74 ( BETWAY )

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