Algeria vs Nigeria Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

Algeria and Nigeria will go head-to-head for a place in the Africa Cup of Nations final when they meet at the Cairo International Stadium on...

Algeria and Nigeria will go head-to-head for a place in the Africa Cup of Nations final when they meet at the Cairo International Stadium on Sunday.

Only Egypt and Ghana have reached more finals than the Super Eagles, who lifted this trophy for the third time in 2013.
Latest odds

However, they are 12/5 (3.40) outsiders with bet365 to remain on course for another triumph by coming out on top here.

Djamel Belmadi’s men are taking part in this stage of the competition for just the second time in 15 editions, but are 13/10 (2.30) favourites to progress to their first final since they were crowned champions for the only time in 1990.

The sides shared a 1-1 draw when they last met in a World Cup qualifier back in 2017, and you can get odds of 2/1 (3.0) on them taking this game into extra-time after another stalemate.

Team news

Samuel Chukwueze will be hoping to start after finding the net in the 2-1 quarter-final win over South Africa, having taken the place of Moses Simon in the line-up.

Youcef Atal is doubtful after being forced off in the quarter-final against Ivory Coast with a shoulder injury, with Mehdi Zeffane likely to take his place at right back.

Preview
Ivory Coast’s goal in the 1-1 quarter-final draw was the first Algeria had conceded at this summer’s competition, a run that lasted just over seven hours of football.

Algeria Nigeria graphic


It is hard to see them giving anything away in the early stages against Gernot Rohr’s team, which has scored just two first-half goals in five matches so far this campaign.

Predictions

Instead, odds of 6/5 (2.20) look like a smart investment on the majority of the goalmouth action not taking place until after the break for Nigeria’s fourth game in six considering Algeria’s ability to keep things tight at the back.

All odds correct at time of publish. Please gamble responsibly.

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