Algeria vs Nigeria Preview

Algeria vs Nigeria

Competition – Africa Cup of Nations

Stadium – Cairo International Stadium

Date: 14th July 2019

Kick-off time – 20:00 BST 

After securing a spot in the semifinal, both of these sides will be looking to reach the final and vie for the trophy and this promises to be one of the matches of the competition so far.

Nigeria have won all but one of their games in the competition so far.  The Super Eagles seem to have continued to improve and they have some of the most exciting young players in their squad.

Villarreal teenager, Samuel Chukwueze was very impressive against South Africa and should keep his place in this team.  The performances of the midfield duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo have allowed Alex Iwobi and the other attacking players to attack without fear and that could help the Super Eagles unlock this Algerian defence that has conceded just once in the competition so far.

Algeria has some of the biggest African footballers in the globe and they have lived up to that billing by reaching this stage of the competition.

Led by the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani, Algeria have been the most consistent team in the competition so far.

Their toughest game was against Ivory Coast in the quarterfinals and they managed to squeeze through on penalties.

These two teams have some really good players so expect a cracker of a game when they take to the field for this game.

Bookmakers have priced Algeria up as slight favourites to come out on top in this game however the odds are extremely close and Nigeria will undoubtedly have supporters.

Goal markets point to a tight game as under 2.5 goals is currently trading long odds-on prior to kick-off while Baghdad Bounedjah, Ebere Paul Onuachu, Islam Slimani and Odion Jude Ighalo are all vying for favourtism in the first goalscorer market.

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