Nigeria Vs Egypt: Betting Tips, Betting Odds & Match Preview
Two of the biggest African powerhouses are ready to battle it out in a blockbuster Afcon 2021 group opener at the Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua this week. Nigeria will be facing Egypt this week in a match sure to pack a punch.
The Nigeria vs Egypt clash will undoubtedly be full of opportunities for football betting, so read on to create your Afcon betting strategy for this exciting encounter.
Nigeria vs Egypt Head-to-Head
The two teams’ rivalry goes back six decades when Nigeria beat Egypt 2-1 in their first ever match in the 1960s. Over the years, the teams have faced each other 18 times across different tournaments including Afcon fixtures, with Nigeria winning 8 games, Egypt winning 5 and 5 matches ending in a draw.
Despite having more wins, the Super Eagles have won the tournament a total of 3 times in Afcon history while the Pharos have become Afcon winners a record-breaking 7 times, making them the strongest team in the competition as of now.
Nigeria vs Egypt Team News
In Nigeria news, manager Rohr’s tenure ended a few weeks ahead of the Afcon kick-off in a surprising decision by the Nigeria Football Federation. He has been replaced by former defender, Eguavoen. The new manager has announced a star-studded line-up of 28 players, including Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho among others.
Egypt has been hit by bad news early in the tournament with two of their players testing positive for COVID-19, namely Ibrahim Adel and Mohamed Abogabal. They will be hoping to make up for the loss with players like Mo Salah, who’s currently the top scorer in the Premier League with 16 goals from 20 matches.
Nigeria vs Egypt Betting Tips
The Nigeria vs Egypt encounter promises to be full of excitement and the odds seem evenly split. Egypt seem slightly favoured with 2.75 odds while Nigeria’s odds of winning stand at 3.13 currently. A draw is also possible with 2.95 odds.
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