Algeria v Nigeria Prediction & Betting Tips, 14th July 201913th July 2019 / lee
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The second semi-final at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations is expected to be a pretty tight affair. Algeria were powerful through the group stage and have really looked quite a strong force to be reckoned with. The Super Eagles made pretty hard work of getting the better of outsiders South Africa in their quarter-final match. Read our Algeria v Nigeria betting tips for more.
Algeria v Nigeria Betting Odds*
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 12th, 2019 at 7.30 p.m.)
Algeria News and Form
Algeria powered their way to three straight wins in the group stage and they didn’t concede a single goal in that run of fixtures either. The Algerians averaged two goals per game in their three group stage games. They kept up their strong form when they hit the round of sixteen when they were up against Guinea. The Desert Foxes ran to a 3-0 win. That moved them ahead to a quarter-final tie against the Ivory Coast. That presented them with their toughest challenge of the campaign so far. Sofiane Feghouli opened the scoring for Algeria but they were pegged back in the second half and Algeria had to book their semi final place via a penalty shoot out.
The Desert Foxes are on an extended streak of undefeated form. They are W8 D3 in their last eleven games. They have suffered just one defeat in their last fourteen, which is highly impressive stuff. The goal that they conceded against the Ivory Coast in the quarterfinals is the only goal that they have shipped at the tournament, so they are not going to give up much. Top scorer for them in this year’s competition is Adam Ounas who has tallied the three goals. They have Riyad Mahrez and Youcef Balaili right behind on two apiece. This is only the second time that Algeria have been to the semi-finals since being crowned champions in 1990.
Algeria v Nigeria Head to Head
The last meeting ended in a 1-1 draw in World Cup 2018 qualifying
Nigeria are W6 D1 L1 against Algeria in the head to head
Niger have won five of the last six meetings
Algeria trail 1-3 in previous Afcon games
Nigeria News and Form
Nigeria will probably have been highly frustrated with themselves after the close of the group stage. That’s because they only managed second place having started as favourites to win it. They were beaten to the punch by Madagascar. In the round of sixteen, they were up against Cameroon, the holders. That was a game which swung back and forth drastically. Nigeria blew a lead and had to end up chasing the game. The Super Eagles got a 3-2 success to put them through to a quarter-final fixture against South Africa.
South Africa started as a fairly hefty outsider for this tournament and were poor through the group stage. But Nigeria made hard work of beating them, taking a 2-1 success in the end. Nigeria’s top scorer is Odion Ighalo with three goals so far. Nigeria have produced a W6 D1 L2 record in their nine games. Each of their last five wins have all been by a one-goal margin. They have failed to pick up a clean sheet in any of their last three played now, which will be a little bit of a concern. Nigeria actually have a good record at the Africa Cup of Nations as they have only failed to finish at least third in three of their past seventeen previous appearances in the Finals.
Algeria v Nigeria Tips & Odds
Who will win – Algeria v Nigeria Predictions
Algeria are the ones who are carrying the stronger form without question. The Super Eagles have looked a bit patchy and they don’t look to be a tremendous threat, certainly not in attack. Algeria have nothing to fear here and can collect the victory, likely with a clean sheet in tow as well.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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