Nigeria – South Africa, African Cup Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR NIGERIA - SOUTH AFRICA
Nigerians were very brave in their match against Cameroon. They led and were turned for a few minutes at the end of the half, but then the team’s stars “exploded”. Even more interesting is that they do it without some very strong players like Moses, Iheanacho and Onazi. Names established in the Nigerian national team. The supereagles played poorly in the groups, but often the top teams save power and take ugly wins at the beginning to make them fresh at a later stage.
South Africa is the other team that made a big surprise in the tournament after Benin against Morocco. South Africa removed Egypt, and it was quite unexpected that they scored a goal in the end, given that the Egyptians dropped a bunch of chances before that. South Africa does not impress with anything interesting for now, but their defense is stable, and they rely on counterattacks and set pieces.
We do not expect Nigeria to surprise this time. We think they will be the team that will dominate and create a few good things that Iwobi or Ighalo can take advantage of and put in. Our bet here is a bit more specific Nigeria to win either half at 1.63, which is good for us, but the goal is Nigeria to score one more goal in either half against South Africa, and this is quite real and expected.
Nigeria won 3 of its four games in the tournament
NIGERIA TEAM NEWS
Ogenyi Onazi (52/1 m), Kelechi Iheanacho (25/8 f) are out
SOUTH AFRICA TEAM NEWS
Dolly(13/2 F), Erasmus(14/2 F), Modiba(8/2 M) and Coetzee(23/0 G) are out