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Guinea Bissau vs Nigeria AFCON 2024 Prediction

The Super Eagles will look to wrap up the AFCON 2024 Group phase on a winning note when they face Guinea Bissau in the last game of Group A. Peseiro’s men got their first win of the tournament against hosts Ivory Coast. William Troost Ekong’s 55th minute penalty was enough to seal all 3 points for the 3 time African champions in what was a keenly contested tie. Nigeria’s back line and goalkeeper came to the rescue to fight tooth and nail as they were able to secure all 3 points and stay one game away from making the last 16 stage.

In this Guinea Bissau Vs Nigeria tie, the Eagles face a familiar foe. Their last encounter was in the qualifiers when Nigeria beat them 1-0. Prior to that win, the Eagles had been stunned on home turf losing 1-0 to Guinea Bissau. At the last AFCON tournament, both sides were also in the same group and the Super Eagles beat them 2-0.

For Guinea Bissau this match is more like a dead rubber given how they have lost 2 straight games, 2-0 to Ivory Coast and a 4-2 loss to Equatorial Guinea. As things stand in Group A, Guinea Bissau are out of the AFCON however they would want to bow out in style by shocking the 3 time African champions again. A situation which can determine the fate of Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea as both games would be played simultaneously.

This is certainly another thrilling fixture to anticipate and for our Guinea Bissau Vs Nigeria prediction, we are expecting the Super Eagles to be more confident in their quest to earn another 3 points and finish as group winners

Nigeria Team News

In their last game, Coach Peseiro went with a 3-4-3 formation, retaining goalkeeper Nwabali with Bassey, Ekong and Ajayi at the back. This gave him a solid back line that was able to prevent the hosts from hitting the back of the net throughout the game. Up front, Osimhen is yet to hit the much anticipated form even though he won the player of the match against Ivory Coast, fans are expecting a lot more from the African Footballer of the Year and this tie against Guinea Bissau could be a confidence booster for him given the fact that Bissau have nothing left to play for in this tournament.

Possible Line Up

Nwabali, Bassey, Ekong, Ajayi, Aina, Onyeka, Iwobi, Sanusi, Chukwueze, Osimhen, Lookman

Guinea Bissau Team News

We do not expect Guinea Bissau to make any changes to their formation although the gaffer might want to try out some players as this would be their last game in this competition.

Possibe Line up

Djoco, Cande, Mane, Djalo, Encada, Cassama, Bikel, Semedo, Balde, Dju, Rodrigues

Guinea Bissau Vs Nigeria Predictions

The Super Eagles will be all fired up to finish off Group A as table toppers and start gearing up for the knockout phase. The win against Ivory Coast was a much needed one to ease the pressure on the gaffer and give the fans reasons to believe that Nigeria can replicate what they did in South Africa a decade ago by going all the way to win what will be a fourth title for the West Africans. Based on the points they have garnered so far, the Eagles can play with less pressure knowing that whatever happens in the Ivory Coast Vs Equatorial Guinea game, a last 16 place is on the horizon

Betting tip: Nigeria Win & Under 2.5 Goals

This should be an easy win for the Super Eagles given their squad quality and overall experience in a competition of this magnitude. The issue they might have based on their first two games is the ability to convert their chances effectively.
Also, their last 3 meetings with Guinea Bissau were a low scoring affair, an indication that this could also swing that way. Based on this, we are backing the Eagles to win with less than 3 goals scored.

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