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Nigeria vs Tunisia Prediction: African Cup of Nations Match on 23.01.2022

Nigeria vs Tunisia Prediction: African Cup of Nations Match on 23.01.2022

Nigeria’s Super Eagles take their 100% record in the AFCON tournament in Cameroon to the round-of-16 clash against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on Sunday at 20:00GMT.

Match Preview

Will Nigeria Live to the Title of Favourites against Tunisia?

The Super Eagles will be the odds-on favourites going into Sunday’s match against Tunisia.

They will need their best players to be on their very best form, and to avoid in complacency, to stand a chance of winning and making the quarter finals.

Can Tunisia Rediscover their Form to Cause an Upset against Nigeria?

The Carthage eagles will need to rediscover their form to stand a chance against a rampant Nigerian side. 

They will need their experienced players to take centre stage and lead the team at a time when no one fancies them. 

Form Guide

Nigeria

The super eagles have won 3 of their last 3 matches in Group D. They have scored 6 goals and conceded 1 in this run.

Nigeria will take their 100% record into the round-of-16 match against Tunisia on Sunday. 

Tunisia

Tunisia won one and lost one of their 3 group-stage matches in Group F. They finished third in the group behind Mali and Gambia, and only qualified as one of the four best third-place teams.

They will be looking to improve their form before they play against favourites Nigeria on Sunday.

Team News

The Nigerian camp exuded confidence that they will have all their players fit and available for selection ahead of the round-of-16 clash against Tunisia in Cameroon.

The Carthage eagles have struggled for fluency in the tournament so far. Therefore, it will come as boost for Tunisia given that all their key players avoid any niggles, injuries, or suspensions, except Farouk Ben Mustapha, who received a red card in the clash against Gambia. 

Possible Starting Lineups

Nigeria

Okoye; O. Aina, W. Troost-Ekong, K. Omeruo, Z. Sanusi; J. Aribo, O. Ndidi; S. Chukwueze, M. Simon; K. Iheanacho, T. Awoniyi

Tunisia

Ben Said; A. Abdi, M. Talbi, B. Ifa, H. Mathlouthi; A. Laidouni, E. Skhiri, A. B. Slimane, H. Rafia, S. Jaziri, S. Khaoui

Players to Watch

Kelechi Iheanacho

Iheanacho will take centre stage at the AFCON tournament in Cameroon as the Super Eagles seek to navigate a tricky-looking round-of-16 tie against Tunisia.

Iheanacho has not uprooted trees for Nigeria so far in the tournament, but has been solid upfront without being spectacular. 

However, the Leicester striker has the quality, experience, and class grace Africa’s premier international tournament. 

Iheanacho will be essential for Nigeria when they face the Carthage eagles on Sunday. 

Seifeddine Jaziri

Tunisia’s problem at this year’s AFCON tournament in Cameroon has been goals; they have not had enough of a cutting edge in front of goal.

This is where Jaziri comes in; he is a consistent goal scorer and one that feeds on the confidence of the players supporting him upfront and from midfield.

Tunisia need to be calm and settled in their build-up, and exercise some patients to pick the right passes to give Jaziri the platform to convert.

Prediction

Nigeria are the overwhelming favourites to win the round of 16 fixture and progress to the quarter finals. With their 100% record in the tournament, and coming up against Tunisia that squeezed through to the round of 16, Super Eagles will be odds-on favourites. 

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