Madagascar v Nigeria Predictions & Betting Odds – 30th June 2019

Super Eagles can hold on to top spot

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Madagascar v Nigeria Betting Tips – Africa Cup of Nations, 30th June 5.00pm

Madagascar need to dig out a point in this one to guarantee that they will be heading to the next round of competition. They are taking on the group leaders Nigeria here, but the Super Eagles may not be feeling too much pressure as they too only need a point to secure top spot. They have already guaranteed a top two place. Read our predictions for Madagascar v Nigeria.

Madagascar v Nigeria Betting Odds*

Nigeria 10/11
Draw 13/8
Madagascar 17/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)

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Madagascar News and Form

This may not turn out to be a bad debut at the Africa Cup of Nations then for Madagascar. They have a very good shot at making it through to the knockout stages. The Barea are ranked 107th in the world at the moment and they punched above their weight with a 2-2 draw against Guinea in their opening game. Madagascar were 2-1 up early into the second period of action, but couldn’t hold out, conceding an equaliser from the penalty spot. But a 1-0 success over Burundi in their second game has left them in a great position.

0-1 Total Goals Exact
6/4

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A win over the Super Eagles will see Madagascar top the group. A point and they will take second place. Worst case scenario is that they drop to third where they would have to see if they have done enough to be one of the best third-placed qualifiers. During qualification for the Finals Madagascar took a W3 D1 L2 record from their campaign, their notable result a 2-2 draw against the strong Senegal. Madagascar has scored in all but one of their last five games. However they have taken only the one clean sheet in their last seven fixtures.

Madagascar v Nigeria Head to Head

Nigeria lead the head to head W3 D1 L0 against Madagascar
The most recent meeting was a 2-0 win over Nigeria in 2011
Madagascar have failed to score in their previous four against Nigeria
Nigeria are on a three-match winning streak over Madagascar

 

Key-Facts – Madagascar v Nigeria

  • Madagascar are making their AFCON debut
  • Nigeria have taken back to back 1-0 wins
  • The Super Eagles have won 7 of their last 11 games

 

Nigeria News and Form

The Super Eagles are leading the way and they have won their opening two games of the tournament. Both of those wins were 1-0 success esof Burundi and Guinea. Four of Nigeria’s last five games have been settled by a 1-0 scoreline, the Super Eagles winning three of those four. Across their last eleven games played, Nigeria have taken seven wins (D3 L1) so they have been in decent nick. Six of their last seven games have finished under 2.5 goals so this may not be a high scoring game, especially given the set up here.

Nigeria need a point to win the group. The goals have not been flowing from Nigeria with three in their last five games only. So will that allow Madagascar to get what they need out of this game? Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nations just back in 2013 but then went into decline failing to qualify for the following two editions. But they are back with a bang now after winning their qualification group with a W4 D1 L1 record, averaging over two goals a game. The Super Eagles have only managed more than one goal in just one of their last eight fixtures though.

Madagascar v Nigeria Tips & Odds

Under 1.5 goals at 6/4
Draw match outright at 13/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 28th, 2019 10:29 p.m.)

Madagascar v Nigeria Predictions

Nigeria to win: This is, head and shoulders, the most difficult game that Madagascar are going to face. There’s the temptation to push for the draw, but Nigeria have been winning and another low scoring success for them looks to be a solid proposition.


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