Nigeria vs Burundi Match Info
Match date: 22ndJun 2019
Kick-Off: 6.00 pm
Stadium: Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria
Nigeria vs Burundi Head to Head Record
Interestingly, this will be the sides’ first head-to-head clash ever, as Burundi qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time ever.
Nigeria vs Burundi Match Preview
Burundi secured a ticket to their first Africa Cup of Nations ever as 2nd placed in Qualifiers Group C, finishing four points behind Mali and two clear of Gabon, and they now open the competition as they meet heavy favourites Nigeria at Alexandria Stadium looking to show what they’re made of.
Swallows have seen their seven-match unbeaten streak ended by Tunisia (2-1) last week only with a last-minute winner from Naim Sliti and Olivier Niyungeko’s men will surely be a warning against complacency, despite heavily rated outsiders in Group B by many in the know.
Nigeria have, on the other hand, seen a narrow loss to Senegal and while they’ve shown off as a very tough defensive side, Gernot Rohr has struggled to find a cure for their woes in the final third – as they failed to find the net in two June outings also held to a goalless draw by Zimbabwe.
Super Eagles have seen an eight-match unbeaten streak beforehand and they’ve kept clean sheets on five of those occasions too, which should have them very motivated to bounce to it with seemingly less of a challenge early in Africa Cup of Nations.
We do feel they have what it takes to do just that and with that in mind, we’re now backing Nigeria to win to Nil at 3/4 with Ladbrokes after seeing them regularly basing success on such performances at the back.
Still, we expect a strong challenge from the debutants and we don’t expect to see a very one-sided contest, which has us going for few goals and Under 2.5 Goals FT at 8/13 with bet365 – which feels like buying money for old rope at this point.
Nigeria vs Burundi Betting Tips
Nigeria to win to Nil @ 3/4 with Ladbrokes
Under 2.5 Goals FT @ 8/13 with bet365
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