Round 16: Nigeria vs Tunisia Match Preview & Betting Tips
With the group stage of the Afcon 2021 Cup wrapped up, qualifying teams are now gearing up for the next round, scheduled to kick off this weekend. Eight teams have been eliminated from the tournament and the anticipation is palpable as fans gear up to cheer on the remaining 16 nations headed to the knockout stage.
Following a 2-0 victory against Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria have comfortably landed in the knockout stage, much to the excitement of football fans all over the country. One of the first matches of the next round is the Nigeria vs Tunisia clash on Sunday, January 23rd. If you’re looking to support the Super Eagles in their clash against the Tunisian side, read on to find the top team news and betting tips.
Nigeria vs Tunisia Head-to-Head
The two teams have faced each other only 3 times over the last 10 years. The result of two of those matches was a draw while one of them saw Nigeria emerging victorious with a 1-0 score, thanks to a goal by Odion Ighalo.
The Carthage Eagles’ performance has not been as impressive as the Super Eagles’ this Afcon season. They lost their last group stage match against Gambia but still managed to squeeze into the knockout stage. Nigeria on the other hand have delivered a consistently strong performance in all 3 of their Afcon fixtures so far and fans are hopeful they’ll continue with their display of amazing football in Round 16 as well.
Nigeria vs Tunisia Team News
Tunisia had to face a major setback this week with almost 12 of their players contracting COVID-19 prior to their last group stage match. Many of them will still be missing in action on Sunday’s game, which could have a big impact on their performance.
No injury troubles have been reported for Nigeria, who will go all in with their strongest players in hopes of bagging a comfortable win against the Tunisian squad.
Nigeria vs Tunisia Betting Tips
The Super Eagles appear to hold the upper hand, but Tunisia is expected to display a strong rally to try and bag a win. Both teams are previous Afcon winners, but we feel comfortable going with Nigeria as favourites to win, with the following odds breakdown:
Nigeria to win: 1.95 odds
Tunisia to win: 5.20 odds
Draw: 3.47 odds
Now that you have our Nigeria vs Tunisia Afcon bet predictions, what are you waiting for? Cheer on the Super Eagles and place your bets now!