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Betting Preview: Algeria vs Nigeria: Super Eagles to qualify for the final

5:46 AM MYT 14/07/2019
Ahmed Musa, Ighalo - Nigeria
The three-time champions will be hoping to use their edge over the North Africans to make their first Afcon final appearance in six years

The Cairo International Stadium will host Nigeria for the second time in a row at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, as they tackle Algeria in the semi-finals on Sunday night.

The Super Eagles put in a disciplined performance as they overcame South Africa to make it to the last four of Afcon for the third consecutive time.

Coach Gernot Rohr stated before the tournament kicked off the aim was to reach the semi-finals. Now it has been achieved, the German tactician has a chance to move one step forward and claim ultimate victory.

Nigeria are quoted at (3.20) with bet365, to win within 90 minutes.

The Desert Foxes 100% record within regulation time ended in the previous round as they needed penalties to dispatch Ivory Coast.

It’s a first semi-final appearance from the North Africans since 2010, and having not been to the final since in 1990 when they won it on home soil against this same opponent, they’ll be eager to make things work in their favour, and are (2.40) with the same firm to pull through.

Nigeria is yet to draw a single game at the 2019 Afcon. A first one is however priced at (3.00).

The Super Eagles have the edge over the Desert Foxes coming into this clash. They have won six of last eight meetings, including their last two Afcon clashes in 2004 and 2010.

Considering all these facts, the West African giants are tipped to qualify at odds of (2.05) with bet365.

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