nigeria Team News:

Nigeria aren't expected to change the side which beat Cameroon in the previous round. Chidozie Awaziem is a booking away from a suspension.

south-africa Team News:

Stuart Baxter is unlikely to switch up the side which frustrated and then shocked Egypt in the last round.

nigeria vs south-africa Tip Reason:

Can South Africa continue their shock run in this competition when they meet Nigeria on Wednesday? They are looking to follow up their impressive win over Egypt, but could this be a game too far for Bafana Bafana? They are back in action in Cairo this week, with both of these sides now dreaming of stepping out in the final next week. Will this clash fall towards a Nigeria side who are building momentum, or will South Africa be able to carve out another result after mixed results in Egypt? Nigeria’s presence here is odd, given that they failed to qualify for the 2015 and 2017 editions of the tournament. This is their first AFCON run since lifting the trophy in 2013, something they could easily repeat with just over a week until the final of this competition. Nigeria did dump out the 2017 winners Cameroon in the last round, which got them back on form and proved that they can mix it with some of the best sides on the continent. Nigeria were expected to face hosts Egypt, who were the overall favourites for the tournament. However, South Africa’s late goal at this stadium on Saturday night pulled off a major upset, as the Bafana Bafana edged into the last eight and blew this competition wide open. That’s left room for a challenge from a side like Nigeria, while South Africa should have faith in their abilities after that big result. However, South Africa have had their problems in Egypt so far. They may have won their last 16 clash, but they suffered two 1-0 losses in the group stage. Their only three points came against Namibia, which just about got them through into the second round. While Scotsman Stuart Baxter has done a fine job in charge of the South African national side, we doubt that he can get them consistently reaching across the gulf as they did against Egypt. South Africa were expected to come here and struggle, so the last eight is a solid achievement for them. However, they now meet a Nigeria side who have won three of their four games in this competition. Their 2-0 loss against Madagascar came thanks to major changes, but their first choice side have won three from three here. With that in mind, we’re backing Nigeria – who are well priced in the full-time result market.

Nigeria vs South Africa Betting Prediction:

Nigeria 2 1 South Africa
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Recommended BET Stakes : 7/10 units

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