Nigeria is favored to win the 2024 AFCON, having won their last four games without conceding a goal. However, their upcoming match against South Africa presents a new challenge for the Super Eagles.
South Africa, also known as Bafana Bafana, has already defeated heavyweights like Morocco, proving that they are a force to be reckoned with. With their impressive track record, can they add another win to their portfolio?
The odds for the Nigeria vs. South Africa match are in favor of Nigeria, with -160 for Nigeria, +245 for a draw, and +585 for South Africa. The odds for the total goals are set at -112 for over 2 goals, and -118 for under 2 goals.
The match will take place at Stade de la Paix in Bouake, Ivory Coast on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at 12:00 PM ET. It will be broadcast on beIN Sports USA for viewers to tune in and watch.
Nigeria’s performance in the AFCON has been impressive, with a draw against Equatorial Guinea in their first game, followed by four consecutive wins and clean sheets. Their victory over Ivory Coast, Guinea Bissau, Cameroon, and Angola has showcased the talent of players like Ademola Lookman, Victor Oshimen, and Alex Iwobi.
On the other hand, South Africa had a challenging start with a loss to Mali but bounced back with a 4-0 win against Namibia and a draw with Tunisia. Their decisive wins against Morocco and Cape Verde have proven their strengths defensively.
The prediction for the Nigeria vs. South Africa match is that Nigeria will dominate the game, while South Africa will focus on defending their goal. With players like Lookman and Oshimen, Nigeria is expected to break through South Africa’s defense.
In conclusion, the prediction leans in favor of Nigeria for the upcoming AFCON match. With their strong lineup and recent successes, they are expected to come out victorious.