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Nigeria vs Tunisia BetKing Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

14:00 EAT 23/01/2022
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The Super Eagles and the Carthage Eagles are set to meet for the sixth time in the continental competition

The Africa Cup of Nations returns on Sunday with Nigeria and Tunisia clashing in the Round of 16 at Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua.

The Super Eagles had a dream start to the tournament as they defeated Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea-Bissau, and they emerged top of their group. Tunisia, meanwhile, joined the knockout phase as one of the four best third-placed sides in the group stages.

Nigeria vs Tunisia Latest Odds

A win for Nigeria is valued at (1.60).

A victory for the 2004 champions, Tunisia is tipped to occur at (7.00).

A draw between the rivals at full-time is considered to happen at (3.60).

Nigeria vs Tunisia Team News

Given the stakes the game carries, Nigeria's coach, Austin Eguavoen, is expected to bring back his stars that were rested against Guinea-Bissau. 

Maduka Okoye, Kenneth Omeruo, Ola Aina and Joe Aribo are expected to be part of the first team as the West Africans hope to pick up a win against the Carthage Eagles who did not entirely impress in the group stage.

For Tunisia, they hope the players who were ruled out of their last group game against The Gambia will be available. Seven players - including Wahbi Khazri, who scored a brace against Mauritania - were sidelined.

Nigeria vs Tunisia Preview

Nigeria and Tunisia are meeting for the sixth time at Afcon, with four of the previous five matches being played in knock-out games. Nigeria are unbeaten in all five (W3 D2, excluding shoot-outs). 

Tunisia’s only successful Afcon meeting with Nigeria came in 2004, when they progressed via penalties in the semi-finals after the match finished level, going on to win the competition that year.

Nigeria have won 12 of their last 14 Africa Cup of Nations games (L2), winning each of their last four in a row.

Tunisia made it through to the Round of 16 despite losing two of their three 2021 Afcon matches (W1). They’ve now lost four of their last five in the competition (W1), as many defeats as in their previous 16 games at Afcon (W5 D7).

The Super Eagles have had more different goalscorers (6) than any other team so far at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, with Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Simon Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi, William Troost-Ekong and Umar Sadiq each scoring once.

Nigeria vs Tunisia Tips and Predictions

Nigeria have scored nine goals in their last five games, kept three clean sheets and conceded just two goals while Tunisia have scored five, conceded four and kept two clean sheets. Punters can take an offer of under 2.5 goals at (1.50) with BetKing.

Under 2.5 goals at (1.50) with BetKing.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.