Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria Prediction: African Cup of Nations Match on 19.01.2022
Nigeria, who have already booked their position in the round of 16 of the AFCON tournament, will seek to seal the top spot in Group D when they take on third-placed Guinea-Bissau on Wednesday at 20:00 GMT.
Can Nigeria Maintain their Perfect Record?
Nigeria have won both their matches in Cameroon as the Super Eagles have underlined their credentials as tournament favourites.
They will be confident of finishing the job against Guinea-Bissau and head to the round of 16 with their record intact.
Can Guinea-Bissau Win their First Match at the Tournament?
The Guinea-Bissau men will be looking for their first win in Cameroon as they seek to boost the slim chance of qualifying for the round of 16.
They have to be the first team to beat Nigeria when they face them on Wednesday night.
Guinea-Bissau have managed a draw and a defeat, conceding 1 and scoring 0 goals in this tournament.
They are on 1 point, level with Sudan at the bottom of Group D, and looking for their first win to stand a chance of leapfrogging Egypt if they lose to Sudan.
The Super Eagles enjoy a 100% record in the tournament so far, having won both their matches against Egypt and Sudan.
Nigeria will be looking to maintain their momentum on Wednesday when they face Guinea-Bissau.
The Nigerian camp reports that the Super Eagles have no injury problems or suspension doubts; this will boost the manager ahead of the final Group D match and heading into the round of 16.
Guinea-Bissau also have their squad available ahead of the clash with the Super Eagles.
Possible Starting Lineups
- Mendes; J. Encada, O. Sangante, S. Mane, F. Cande; B. Nogueira, M. Cassama; S. B. J. O. Ambri, P. Camara, Piquet, M. Balde
- Okoye; O. Aina, W. Troost-Ekong, K. Omeruo, Z. Sanusi; J. Aribo, O. Ndidi; S. Chukwueze, M. Simon; K. Iheanacho, T. Awoniyi
Players to Watch
In this tournament, the striker has slotted seamlessly alongside Kelechi Iheanacho and replaced the injured Victor Osimhen ably. His goal demonstrated his significance against Sudan in the Super Eagles’ 3-1 win over Sudan.
Awoniyi will be important again when Nigeria takes on Guinea-Bissau as they bid to finish top of Group D and maintain their 100% record in the AFCON tournament in Cameroon.
For Guinea-Bissau, the problem in this year’s ornament has been upfront. They have not scored a goal so far, managing a goalless draw with Sudan and a 1-0 defeat to Egypt.
Camará, who plays for Plymouth Argyle as a midfielder and forward, will be crucial creatively for Guinea-Bissau in the match against Nigeria.
Scoring goals will be essential for Guinea-Bissau are to stand a chance of making the round of 16 at the expense of Egypt or Sudan. They all have a mathematical chance of joining Nigeria in qualifying.
The Super Eagles turned on the swagger in their match against Sudan, with their attack scoring 3 goals in the 3-1 win. They will be motivated to keep their 100% record intact going into the round of 16.
Guinea-Bissau will focus on getting their attack to score in this tournament.
Nigeria have the firepower and confidence to win this match and knock Guinea Bissau out of the tournament at the first hurdle.
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