#AFCON2021: Nigeria Could Witness An Upset From Guinea-Bissau | READ WHY

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Guinea-Bissau aims to play world class football against a strong Super Eagles of Nigeria side that currently remains unbeaten in the AFCON 2021 competition.

 

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are looking to extend their unbeaten run and also make it three wins in three games in the group stages of the Africa Cup of Nations against Guinea Bissau tonight at 8pm.

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The Nigerian team has shocked and surpassed the expectations of Nigerians and Africans as a whole with their masterclass display in the competition so far. The Super Eagles of Nigeria have had a perfect start to the competition so far, beating both Egypt and Sudan to maintain the top spot on the group D table.

A win in the final fixture of the group stages would propel Nigeria into the status of worthy opponents as they would become the only country to step into the round of 16 unbeaten in all group matches.

Guinea Bissau has only managed to secure just one point so far in a draw with Sudan, and they also suffered a defeat at the hands of Egypt, making their qualification for the next round a little shaky and uncertain.

Team news

Coach Augustine Eguavoen is expected to make notable changes ahead of the game today and rest some players in order to achieve full match fitness ahead of the round of 16 fixture.

Nigeria have the full freedom of squad rotation as there are no major injuries in the camp, Wilfred Ndidi might be exempted from today’s fixture after suffering a slight knock in the first game against Egypt. Kenneth Omeruo is also another player that might be rested ahead of today’s fixture.

Guinea-Bissau would miss key players like Alfa Semedo, Nanu, and Mimito, who had been out for the game against Egypt, and it is uncertain if they would be available for the fixture tonight against Nigeria. The Guinea Bissau camp has suffered huge losses as a result of COVID-19 and this could still affect the team selection today. 

Head-To-Head Competition (h2h)

It is shocking that both sides have not faced each other in any competition so far, as this would be the first game involving both sides.

Prediction for Guinea-Bissau vs. Nigeria

The Super Eagles team have been the most impressive team in the tournament so far, regardless of the in-house conflict in regards to the team coach that ensued before the tournament kicked off on the 9th of January 2022

Nigeria's win today looks guaranteed, but we expect Guinea Bissau to put up a fight. The predicted score line would be 3-1 in favor of Nigeria.

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