Algeria vs Nigeria Predictions

jonwilde 12 Jul 2019
  • Algeria vs Nigeria predictions for their Africa Cup of Nations semi-final on Sunday

  • We are backing Nigeria to cause a minor upset in Cairo

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Ahmed Musa (front) in action for Nigeria (PA Images)

Algeria vs Nigeria preview for Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final in Cairo. These teams are aiming to face either Senegal or Tunisia in the final. Read on for our free correct score prediction and betting tips.

Algeria vs Nigeria Score Prediction

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Algeria vs Nigeria Match Info

Date: Sunday July 14 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST
Venue: Cairo International Stadium

Algeria vs Nigeria Head-To-Head Record

Last 3 matches

November 10 2017: Algeria 3-0 Nigeria
November 12 2016: Nigeria 3-1 Algeria

January 30 2010 (neutral venue): Nigeria 1-0 Algeria

Total head-to-head matches played: 19
Algeria wins: 7
Nigeria wins: 9
Draws: 3

Algeria vs Nigeria Stats

  • These countries have met eight times previously in the Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria winning four and Algeria three with one draw
  • The most recent of those matches was the 2010 third place play-off which Nigeria won 1-0
  • A clean sheet has been kept in five of the last seven games between these countries

Algeria vs Nigeria Match Preview

Nigeria rewarded our bet on them to come through their Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against South Africa in 90 minutes – and we will play up our winnings on them to follow up and beat Algeria.

The Super Eagles needed a late winner from William Troost-Ekong to get the better of South Africa after Samuel Chukwueze’s opener had been cancelled out, and they have certainly upped their goalscoring output in the knockout phase following a 3-2 success over defending champions Cameroon.

That is just as well too, because Algeria have built their run to the semi-finals on being solid at the back – they did not concede a goal in winning all of their three group games, including against the team who are now favourites to lift the trophy, Senegal.

Algeria impressed again in the round of 16, winning 3-0 against Guinea, but then needed a penalty shootout to get past the Ivory Coast after conceding their first goal of the tournament.

Much will depend on Algeria’s creative players here who are the other strength of their team, notably Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez and out-of-contract Porto winger Yacine Brahimi.

But Nigeria are also full of quality from the top leagues around Europe, with former Watford striker Odion Ighalo their top scorer so far in Egypt, and they may just represent the better value to stay on course to repeat their most recent AFCON triumph of 2013.

MORE: Check out the latest betting tips for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament on our Africa Cup of Nations predictions page. Plus, if you are planning a Both Teams To Score bet, check out the latest selections on our BTTS Tips page. We also have lots more free football tips across our site.

Algeria vs Nigeria Betting Tips

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Nigeria to win 12/5

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Algeria vs Nigeria Predictions

Algeria vs Nigeria Match Info Date: Sunday July 14 2019 Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST Venue: Cairo International Stadium Algeria vs Nigeria Head-To-Head Record Last 3 matches November 10 2017: Algeria 3-0 Nigeria November 12 2016: Nigeria 3-1 Algeria January 30 2010 (neutral venue): Nigeria 1-0 Algeria Total head-to-head matches played: 19 Algeria wins: 7 Nigeria…