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Nigeria vs Guinea Bissau Match Review, Time, Venue, Prediction, Line-up

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Having been confirmed as group toppers, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be looking to maintain their perfect record at the Africa Cup of Nations when they face Guinea-Bissau at the Roumde Adjia Stadium on Wednesday night.

AFCON 21: Nigeria vs Guinea Bissau Match Review - Naija News 247
AFCON 21: Nigeria vs Guinea Bissau Match Review

The coach Austin Eguavoen led side have six points from their opening two games, having beaten Egypt 1-0 and besting Sudan 3-1 to claim the top spot in group D.

On the other hand, the game is a must-win for the Djurtus, who face the risk of elimination after picking up just one point from their opening two games.

Guinea-Bissau suffered a huge blow to their chances of reaching the round of 16 as they fell to a slender 1-0 loss against Egypt last time out, with Mo Salah scoring the only goal for the Pharaohs in the 69th minute.

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Prior to that, Baciro Cande’s men were held to an uneventful goalless draw by Sudan and now need a win to keep their slim qualification hopes alive as they are currently level on one point with Sudan and two behind second-placed Egypt.

AFCON 21: Nigeria vs Guinea Bissau Match Review - Naija News 247
AFCON 21: Nigeria vs Guinea Bissau Match Review

However, Guinea-Bissau head into Wednesday’s game in poor form as they have failed to win any of their last six games in all competitions, picking up three draws and losing three, while failing to score in all six outings.

The Super Eagles head into Wednesday’s game unbeaten in each of their last five games across all competitions, picking up four wins and one draw since last November’s shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of Central African Republic and will now look to make it three wins from their opening three AFCON games for the first time since 2006, when they defeated Senegal, Zimbabwe and Ghana.

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Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria prediction

Nigeria have been one of the most impressive teams at the tournament so far, and even if they do decide to make changes they are still expected to win.They look in good shape to secure their place in the last 16 with a perfect group-stage record.

Nigeria to win, 2-0.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria is scheduled for an 8PM WAT kick-off tonight – Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

Venue: Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua will host the match.

Where to watch Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria

TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League.

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Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.

Group D standings

After winning their first two matches, Nigeria lead Group D with six points after two matches while the Djurtus sit in the third position with just a point which they got after a goalless draw against Sudan on January 11.

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria Head-to-Head

This will be the first match Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria have played against each other.

Guinea-Bissau possible starting lineup:

Mendes; Cande, Mane, Sangante, Encada; Cassama, Nogueira; Pele, Piqueti, Ambri, Balde

Nigeria possible starting lineup:

Okoye; Aina, Troost-Ekong, Ajayi, Sanusi; Nwakali, Onyeka; Chukweze, Iheanacho, Musa; Awoniyi

Source: Nigeria Football News via Naija News 247

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