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AFCON – Nigeria vs Tunisia: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the AFCON match between Nigeria and Tunisia and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

It’s the battle of the ‘Eagles’ as Nigeria and Tunisia lock horns on Sunday in an Africa Cup of Nations last-16 clash at the Roumde Adjia Stadium.

Nigeria have made a flawless start in their bid for a fourth AFCON title. The Super Eagles comfortably brushed Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea-Bissau aside to win Group D with three wins from three. They were the only team in the tournament to boast a 100% record in the group stages.

On the other hand, Tunisia didn’t have it so good. The Eagles of Carthage progressed into the knockouts as one of the best third-placed teams, having ended up third in Group F. They lost two of their three games (W1), leaving them with only three points.

Our tip

Stats and facts for Nigeria and Tunisia in Africa Cup of Nations.

  • Nigeria has won the last 5 matches in a row;
  • Nigeria unbeaten the last 10 matches in a row;
  • Nigeria has won the last 3 matches in a row at home;
  • Nigeria unbeaten the last 11 matches in a row at home.
  • Tunisia scored in the last 7 of 9 matches;
  • Tunisia conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Tunisia’s last 2 of 4 matches.

Current form — Nigeria vs Tunisia

Super Eagles in sound form

Nigeria are in awesome shape. In their last 3 matches, they defeated Egypt 1-0 before overcoming Sudan 3-1. They beat Guinea-Bissau 2-0 last time out.

Eagles of Carthage on a poor run of form

Tunisia go into this encounter on the back of a miserable run of form in previous games. In their last 3 matches, they first lost 1-0 to Mali before thrashing Mauritania 4-0. They lost again last time out, 1-0 to the Gambia.

How do the bookies view it?

 Nigeria head into their last-16 match in AFCON billed as the clear favorites to take home the spoils of victory. The Super Eagles are priced at 2.00 with Mr. Green to claim all 3 points. A draw pays out at 3.75 with Bet365, which also offers odds of 8.50 for Tunisia to cause an upset.

Nigeria vs Tunisia – Fixture History

It finished all square when Nigeria last faced Tunisia in a friendly on October 2020. With both denying to back down, the scoreboard said 1-1 in the end. Depending on your betting strategy, another draw will no doubt spice up your next accumulator.

Nigeria enter the match against Tunisia with a 2-3-1 record in their previous 6 encounters. This amounts to a 33% winning ratio for the Super Eagles, with the away side victorious in 17% of the last 6 encounters.

Primary goalscorer

As we enter the knockout phase of AFCON 2021, both Nigeria and Tunisia will be looking for their main strikers this season. Accordingly, we have listed some of the in-form players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.

Despite Victor Osimhen being unavailable, Nigeria have several options to handle the goal burden while Wahbi Khazri leads the way in terms of goals for Tunisia.