The in form Nigeria are surely not wholly convincing at the back, but they may just have enough to keep Tunisia at bay in Sunday’s second last-16 match in Cameroon. and Nigeria AFcon match on hesgoal afcon 2022 match
Also the Super Eagles have soared at this edition of AFCON – much to their supporters surprise – and the growing belief among Augustine Eguavoen’s men could carry them to victory in Garoua
Now that they have won three games on hesgol the bounce in a none-too-easy group that featured pre-tournament favourites Egypt.
The performance levels have been pretty good too with only a few minor aspects, such as a lack of impact made by any of Eguavoen’s substitutes, feeling like hes goal nitpicking compared to the coach’s successes.
Nigeria, who are yet to trail in the tournament, appear to be a united group, which is more than can be said about Tunisia. The Eagles of Carthage were left to argue among themselves when the referee blew for time on Thursday night as tournament debutants Gambia stole a 1-0 win in stoppage time.
The Tunisia’s traits aren’t tempting us
And the result didn’t alter the outcome of the group, but it could have driven a wedge between a few of the Tunisia players, whose body language looked awful and whose temperament when under pressure looked far from ideal.
Looking at it in term base on xG, they should have won the game, but an inability to take chances and the drop in collective concentration near the end are traits that no punter wants to back.
Also, so we would be with Nigeria in the match result betting here, but this is a tournament where fear can sometimes be the overriding factor in close matches and six of the last seven head-to-head meetings have finished level.