Nigeria Vs Guinea: Team News, Predictions And Preview

Nigeria come into the game on Wednesday as the Group leader with three points in the bag following the 1-0 win over Burundi on Saturday, the...

Nigeria come into the game on Wednesday as the Group leader with three points in the bag following the 1-0 win over Burundi on Saturday, the Super Eagles will be up against group member Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium, here are details you need to know before the mouth-watering encounter
TEAM NEWS:

NIGERIA:
The Nigeria national team is boasted with the return of Bordeaux attacker Samuel Kalu after the 21-year-old star suffered a dehydration issue before their last match Burundi, the Nigeria Football Federation announced on Monday.

Kalu collapsed in training on Friday ahead of the opening clash against Swallows but he has been cleared to play for the Super Eagles after a thorough check on his health at a hospital in Cairo.
Gernot Rohr has a fully fit team to choose his starting lineup when Nigeria face Guinea on Wednesday afternoon.

GUINEA:
The Swallows will be hoping on Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita to be fit for the encounter against Nigeria, he was introduced in the second half in their first game against Madagascar the fixture ended 2-2.
Coach Paul Put will be banking on the Liverpool talisman to shake off his injury worries and manned the midfield for the Swallows against the Super Eagles who have earned three points in their opener.

HEAD TO HEAD:
The teams have met each other on eight occasions.
Nigeria has managed to come out on top twice while their counterparts have three wins to their name.The match ended in a stalemate at 0-0, the last time the two teams met.
Both the teams have not managed to win their clashes with each other by a goal difference of more than one goal.

RECENT FORM:

NIGERIA:
Rohr’s men were able to grab the necessary the points in their opener against Burundi, Super Eagles are without a win in just one of their last five matches. Although they did not pull off the most robust of performances in their previous tie, the team have been consistent in finding the back of the net in almost every game, and in keeping a clean sheet.

GUINEA:
The second round clash for Paul Put’s side is likely to see them succumb to their first defeat in their African Cup of Nations campaign. His team have been struggling to find a win in all of their last five matches, with three ending in a draw while losing the other two.
Their meeting with the Nigerians on Wednesday is unlikely to gift them with their first win, especially if they continue to lack quality in their own defensive third.

PREDICTIONS:
Nigeria 2-1 Guinea.

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