Algeria v Nigeria Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th July 2019

Algeria to book their spot in the final

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Algeria v Nigeria Betting Tips – Africa Cup of Nations, 14th July 8.00pm

The Algerians soared through to the quarter-finals pretty much without being really stressed. That changed when they were taken to a penalty shoot-out in the quarter-finals against the Ivory Coast. As for the Super Eagles, they will be kicking off as underdogs in this tie after making hard work of beating South Africa in their quarter-final tie. Read our predictions for Algeria v Nigeria.

Algeria v Nigeria Betting Odds*

Algeria 7/5
Draw 2/1
Nigeria 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 12th, 2019 at 7.30 p.m.)

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Algeria News and Form

It was a perfect three wins from three for Algeria in the group stage of this Afcon campaign. They also claimed a clean sheet in each of those victories as well, averaging two per game themselves. They didn’t miss a beat as they hit the round of sixteen either as they crushed Guinea 3-0 there. So the Desert Foxes had it all fairly easy up until that point. But then their first real challenge came as they faced the Ivory Coast in the quarters. Algeria couldn’t hold on to a lead in a 1-1 tie as they were pegged back in the second half. The Desert Foxes had to do the job on penalties.

Algeria Half Time Win
12/5

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Avoiding defeat extended their already great unbeaten streak of form to eleven. That’s eight wins in those eleven games which they have taken. The only goal in his campaign that they have shipped was the one against the Ivory Coast and they just look so strong all-around in all areas of the pitch. Top scorer for them in this year’s competition is Adam Ounas who has tallied the three goals. They have Riyad Mahrez and Youcef Balaili up there as well, those two sitting on a brace each. This is only the second time that Algeria have been to the semi-finals since being crowned champions in 1990.

Algeria v Nigeria Head to Head

The last meeting ended in a 1-1 draw in World Cup 2018 qualifying
Nigeria are W6 D1 L1 against Algeria in the head to head
Niger have won five of the last six meetings
Algeria trail 1-3 in previous Afcon games

Key-Facts – Algeria v Nigeria

  • Algeria are undefeated in eleven games
  • Nigeria have lost two of their last nine
  • Algeria have shipped just one goal in the tournament

 

Nigeria News and Form

Nigeria had to take on holders Cameroon in the round of sixteen. It was a great game actually with the Super Eagles fighting back to take it 3-2. In the quarter-finals, they looked to have an easier game on their hands as they were up against South Africa. However, the Super Eagles laboured a fair bit in that 2-1 victory which they took over them. Back in the group stage, they had to settle for second best in their battle with minnows Manager for top spot.

Tournament Top scorer for Nigeria is Odion Ighalo with three goals so far. Nigeria have produced a W6 D1 L2 record in their nine games so they are not in bad form at all. Each of their last five wins have all been by a one-goal margin. They will perhaps be a little worried that none of their last three games have yielded a clean sheet. The record of the Super Eagles at the Africa Cup of Nations is actually superb. From seventeen previous campaigns, they have only failed three times to finish in the top three.

Algeria v Nigeria Tips & Odds

Algeria to win outright at 7/5
Under 1.5 goals at 6/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 12th, 2019 at 7.30 p.m.)

Algeria v Nigeria Predictions

Algeria to win: We don’t see a hint of an upset in this one. The Algerians are very strong and have some quality players in their ranks. The Super Eagles just don’t look to be carrying a tremendous attacking threat. Algeria to win.


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