Nigeria vs Egypt Betting Tip Under 1.5 Goals – 11th January 2021

Super Eagles can hold their own against Egypt in their Afcon opener

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England Nigeria vs Egypt England
11th January 1600hrs
Football – Africa – Africa Cup Of Nations
Pick Under 1.5 goal
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 13/8 odds recorded 21:56 GMT on January 9th 2021

This is one of the big headlining matches from the first round of action in the group stage of the Africa Cup of Nations.

This is a clash between two of the big nations at the tournament and this will probably be an early group decider.

Who will come out on top in this fascinating clash? It’s Egypt who go into the fixture as the favourites.

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Nigeria Preview – Can the Super Eagles deliver?

The Super Eagles were third-place finishers in the last edition of the Africa Cup of Nations.

They are three-time winners of the tournament and could feature strongly once again.

Nigeria are 19/10 underdogs in the match outright in this Group C opener* (odds recorded 21:56 GMT on January 9th 2021 at William Hill).

The most recent form from Nigeria to look at comes from their World Cup qualifiers last year.

Nigeria picked up a W4 D1 L1 record in that campaign, the one defeat happening against Central Africa.

They will be looking to shrug off some disappointing form against Tuesday’s opponents Egypt however.

Nigeria have failed to beat Egypt in the last four competitive meetings (D2 L2).

The last time they met was a friendly in 2019 and the Super Eagles did win that one.

Our betting prediction:
Draw Match Outright

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* (odds recorded 21:56 GMT on January 9th 2021 at William Hill)


What can be gleaned from their World Cup qualifiers, in which they topped their section ahead of Cape Verde?

Nigeria did take a clean sheet in three of their six matches in that one.

Also, both teams have scored in just one of their last ten matches (competitive and friendly).

Given that this should be a tense, competitive opener, a low scoring fixture could be the way to go.

Under 1.5 goals is at a quote of 11/8 for Africa Cup of Nations betting* (odds recorded 21:56 GMT on January 9th 2021 at William Hill).

The last two matches between Nigeria and Egypt have ended under the line.


Egypt Preview – Will the Pharaoh’s prevail?

Egypt are one of the front runners for the Africa Cup of Nations betting at 7/1 for the tournament outright* (odds recorded 21:56 GMT on January 9th 2021 at William Hill).

They do have Liverpool’s Mo Salah as their star, key player in all this.

Egypt arrived at the Afcon opener on Tuesday, having lost their last two matches.

Those were both 1-0 losses against Tunisia and Qatar in last month’s FIFA Arab Cup which was won by Algeria.

The latter of those losses was against Qatar after Extra Time and Salah didn’t play for his country in the tournament.

In the match outright for Tuesday’s match there is a quote of 13/8 on Egypt* (odds recorded 21:56 GMT on January 9th 2021 at William Hill).

They did have a successful World Cup qualification campaign in November/December last year.

Egypt posted a W4 D2 record in that sequence and the Pharaohs picked up three clean sheets along the way.

Before those misfires in their last two matches, Egypt had been on a 19-match undefeated streak.

That was in both competitive and international friendly action.

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Egypt have only beaten Nigeria twice in the last eight Africa Cup of Nations meetings with the Super Eagles (D3 L3) including extra time.

It wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the first half of this being a little war of attrition more than anything.

The HT Draw is at 10/11* (odds recorded 21:56 GMT on January 9th 2021 at William Hill).

At the end of the day, these two should get through this group without too much trouble.

The group also contains Sudan and Guinea Bissau.


Nigeria vs Egypt Betting Advice

Interestingly Nigeria parted ways with Gernot Rohr ahead of the competition, so the 2013 champions have had a shakeup.

But the Super Eagles have a star-studded squad, more so than what Egypt brings to the table in many respects.

The draw in the match outright just fits the bill in this one at 21/10* (odds recorded 21:56 GMT on January 9th 2021 at William Hill).


Key Facts – Nigeria vs Egypt Betting Tip

  • Niger have won one of the last six against Egypt
  • Nigeria are three time Africa Cup Of Nations Champions
  • Egypt recently finished 4th at the FIFA Arab Cup
  • Egypt are the most successful nation in Afcon history


At the end of the day, it’s a match between the two strongest teams in the group which neither will want to lose.

Egypt have had a better look at their squad options with their FIFA Arab Cup participation last month.

But Nigeria don’t look as if they are going to get rolled over easily.

Under 1.5 goals is the other football betting pick at 11/8* (odds recorded 21:56 GMT on January 9th 2021 at William Hill)


The best betting odds for Nigeria vs Egypt

Nigeria to win: 19/10 at Bet365
Draw: 21/10 at Bet365
Egypt to win: 13/8 at Bet365