Competition: Africa Cup 2019
Betting Tips: Nigeria and over 2.5 goals
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Nigeria vs. South Africa – a quarter-final, as one might wish at the Africa Cup of Nations, one might say. Both nations have done much for the international reputation of African football. While the Super Eagles from Nigeria continue to be a figurehead, Bafana Bafana from the South has not shown the performances that this team should be capable of. Somehow, the South Africans have cheated in this quarter-finals. The question will be whether this will work against the Nigerians. Probably the Super Eagles but are favored to go into this duel.
Although the team of Gernot Rohr at the African Cup in Egypt could not convince completely, but at least the
Nigerians were better and more successful than the South Africans. Nigeria lost sensationally in the group stage against Madagascar, but have otherwise scored three wins including the last sixteen. South Africa, as the fourth-best group third, has barely slipped into the last sixteen, but was able to prevail there more than surprisingly against the record winner and hosts from Egypt. Nevertheless, before the quarter-finals between Nigeria and South Africa, the prediction clearly goes in the direction of the West Africans.
Football Betting Tips Nigeria vs South Africa
South Africa should actually have much more potential. The South African league is widely regarded as the best on the continent. Accordingly, there should be a large reservoir of outstanding players. The euphoria, which broke out around the 2010 World Cup, seems to have subsided again. Nevertheless, Stuart Baxter has a squad that could be called to higher honors. For about 20 years, the South Africans have not torn anything at the African Cup. We think that could therefore be in the quarterfinals last stop. Therefore, in the duel between Nigeria and South Africa, we would rather venture a tip on the Super Eagles.
Nigeria – Statistics & Current Form
The fans of African football are a bit quarrelsome with the quality of the games at the Africa Cup of Nations 2019. This can also be transferred to the Super Eagles of the Nigerians, who especially had great problems scoring goals. With a goal difference of 2: 2 hits, the Super Eagles moved into the last sixteen. Gernot Rohr then changed the training and put more emphasis on the Torabschluss. Apparently with success, because the Nigerians have been able to significantly increase recently.
This also makes a good tournament team, which can adapt to the circumstances and then grows with the tasks. We definitely trust the Nigerians to win the Africa Cup for the fourth time after 1980, 2000 and 2013. Therefore, in the quarterfinals between Nigeria and South Africa, we would also prefer the odds of winning the Super Eagles. However, the West Africans have only won three of their last five matches.
Important for the rest of the tournament but was the appearance in the second round against the defending champion from Cameroon. In a gripping match, Odion Ighalo gave the Super Eagles a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes. At break, however, the irrepressible lions from Cameroon were ahead 2-1. In the second section, it was Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi who spurred on the Super Eagles’ attacks, scoring their goals with a 3-2 win. Despite the great catch-up Gernot Rohr saw but no reason to celebrate.
“It is not the right time to celebrate. We will conscientiously prepare for South Africa. ” – Gernot Rohr
Apparently, the Nigerians are on a mission to bring the title home. Therefore, the focus is less on celebrations than on preparing for the quarter-finals. But Captain John Obi Mikel will not be able to participate in this. The experienced strategist has suffered a knee injury and the question is whether he will be able to participate in the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 once again.
Expected formation of Nigeria:
↪ Akpeyi – Aina, Omeruo, Troost-Ekong, Awaziem – Ndidi, Etebo – Musa, Iwobi, Simon – Ighalo
↪ Trainer: Rohr
Last matches of Nigeria:
⚽️ 06.07.2019 – Nigeria Vs. Cameroon 3: 2 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 30.06.2019 – Madagascar Vs. Nigeria 2: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 26.06.2019 – Nigeria Vs. Guinea 1: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 22.06.2019 – Nigeria Vs. Burundi 1: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 16.06.2019 – Senegal Vs. Nigeria 1-0 (Non-FIFA Friendlies)
South Africa – Statistics & Current Form
Scottish coach Stuart Baxter has a tough time in South Africa. Apparently, the general public believes the Bafana Bafana should be able to play more effectively. Even at the African Cup, the coach has not managed to win the hearts of South African fans, but one thing must be left to him: He has led South Africa for the second time in the last 17 years to the quarter-finals of the African Cup. In the preliminary round was a 1-0 win and two narrow defeats just to escape the premature Aus just yet.
The faith was still there, but the qualities seemed to go away from the South Africans. Meanwhile, hope has returned, even though many experts in the duel between Nigeria and South Africa predict the outcome of the Bafana Bafana. Apparently, Stuart Baxter still has an ace up his sleeve. So it was last Saturday in the quarterfinals in the packed stadium in Cairo.
The Scot changed his tactics and strengthened his wings to take the fast attackers of the Egyptians out of the game. That is largely successful. Defensively, the South Africans were very compact, but were always enormously dangerous in forward. One of these counterattack finally led to the winning goal. In the 85th minute it was Thembinkosi Lorch who scored the much-celebrated 1-0. That was the victory and the home tournament was over for the weeping pharaohs.
“Nigeria is physically stronger, but not faster than Egypt. We trust our coach to tactically reinstate us so that we can win the game. ” – Lebo Mothiba
The tactical changes made by Stuart Baxter continue to increase confidence in the coach among his players. Attacker Lebo Mothiba makes it clear that he and his comrades against Nigeria again set great tasks, but that players fully rely on the match plan of the coach. We think it quite possible that the South Africans will compete again with a different tactic. What that means at the end of the day for the grid will have to show. The eleven players who have started against Egypt, but are likely to have good prospects to be back in the starting eleven.
Expected formation of South Africa:
↪ Williams – Hlanti, Hlatshwayo, Mkhwanazi, Mkhize – Mokotjo, Zungu, Furman – Lorch, Tau, Mothiba
↪ Coach: Baxter
Last matches from South Africa:
⚽️ 06.07.2019 – Egypt vs. South Africa 0: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 01.07.2019 – South Africa vs. Morocco 0: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 28.06.2019 – South Africa vs. Namibia 1: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 24.06.2019 – Ivory Coast vs South Africa 1: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 15.06.2019 – Ghana Vs. South Africa 0: 0 (friendly)
Nigeria vs South Africa Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The selection teams from Nigeria and South Africa have delivered 14 duels to date. The direct comparison speaks with 7: 2 victories relatively clear for the Super Eagles. Another five duels ended in a draw. However, the Nigerians have not been able to win five games against the Bafana Bafana. Both teams were in the qualification for the Africa Cup in a group. The first leg in Nigeria won the South Africans 2-0. The return leg in November last year was the last match between these two teams. Nigeria took a 1-0 lead in Johannesburg with an own-goal from Buhle Mkhwanazi. Lebo Mothiba was able to quickly compensate for the 1-1 final score.
Nigeria vs South Africa Our Football Betting Tips Explained
At first glance, we would say that Nigeria will favor this duel. This is also the view of the bookmakers, who offer low odds on a success of the Super Eagles. In terms of quality, Gernot Rohr’s side are certainly in a better position, but they have not won in their last five matches against South Africa. That could mean that it could be close again in Cairo on Wednesday.
But we would prefer the bottom line in the match between Nigeria and South Africa a tip on a victory of the West African. This is partly because the Bafana Bafana could not really convince at this tournament, let’s just say good tactical performance against Egypt.
Key Facts – Nigeria vs South Africa tips
⭐️ Nigeria has conceded at least two defeats in the last five internationals.
⭐️ South Africa have moved into the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup for the second time in the last 17 years.
⭐️ The Nigerians have been waiting for five games to win against South Africa.
We therefore believe that we will see the Nigerians again in the semi-finals. There is waiting with Algeria or the Ivory Coast again an absolute cracker. First of all, however, the quarterfinals must be overcome, in which we again expect a strong offensive performance of the Super Eagles. Therefore, in the match between Nigeria and South Africa, we will bet on betting odds for a Nigerian victory and a total of at least three goals.