Algeria vs Nigeria: Betting Tips on Huge Africa Cup of Nations Clash

Martin Green

Friday, July 12, 2019 6:15 PM UTC

Friday, Jul. 12, 2019 6:15 PM UTC

Both teams will fancy their chances of scoring in this one...
<div><h2>Algeria vs Nigeria</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Algeria vs Nigeria"><strong>Sunday, July 14, at Cairo International Stadium</strong></a></p><p>Two of the best teams in Africa will go head to head in a mouth-watering semi-final clash in Cairo on Sunday night. Algeria have been almost impeccable thus far as they sauntered through a group of death and surged into the semis. They produced a phenomenal display to beat tournament favourites Senegal in the group stage and followed it up with a 3-0 victory over Tanzania to finish top with maximum points. Algeria swept aside Guinea in the round of 16 to make it four clean sheets on the bounce.</p><p>That remarkable run came to an end in the quarter-finals against a strong, quick and energetic Ivory Coast side, as Jonathan Kodija cancelled out Sofiane Feghouli’s first half strike. OddsMarket tipped both teams to score in that game, and so it played out. There is a compelling case for a repeat of that bet in this semi-final showdown with Nigeria.</p><p>The Algerians have scored in every game so far in this tournament, hitting 10 goals in five games. Man City’s Riyad Mahrez has been leading opposition defences a merry dance, and Islam Slimani has been dangerous in front of goal. Yet Nigeria have been similarly brilliant in attack. The Super Eahles beat Burundi 1-0 and Guinea 1-0 to sew up a place in the last 16 with a game to spare, and then they seemingly took a foot off the pedal as they lost to Madagascar in their final group game.</p><p>But Gernot Rohr’s side have been brilliant going forward ever since then. They landed a tricky last 16 tie against defending champions Cameroon, and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi was on fire as they battled to a 3-2 victory. He grabbed the winner after a brace from former Watford frontman Odio Ighalo, teeing up a quarter-final meeting with South Africa, who were fresh from conquering tournament favourites.</p><p>OddsMarket went for the Nigeria win and we were pleased to see them deliver, with Iwobi yet again pulling the strings as Samuel Chukwueze and William Troost-Ekong fired them to a 2-1 victory. Right now Nigeria are the most entertaining team in the Africa Cup of Nations, and it will be fascinating to see them lock horns with in-form Algeria. It looks hard to separate these teams, so the goals market could be interesting for punters.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Betfair"><em>Both teams to score at 2.15 (23/20) with Betfair</em></a></strong></p></div>
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