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BETTING PREVIEW: EGYPT vs NIGERIA

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah will lead Egypt when they face off against Nigeria in a mouth-watering Group D opener at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon on Tuesday Evening.

The Super Eagles and The Pharaohs have been pitted in Group D alongside the likes of Guinea-Bissau and Sudan, who will face off in the other group game later the same day.

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Gernot Rohr’s men come into this encounter after they earned a spot at the 2022 2022 Fifa World Cup qualification play-off, despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Cape Verde Islands on 16 November when Victor Osimhen’s first minute opener was cancelled out by Stopira.

BETTING ODDS: EGYPT ARE TIPPED TO WIN

Meanwhile, Carlos Queiroz’s chargers will be hoping to begin the tournament with a positive result after they suffered a 5-4 defeat on penalty against Qatar after the game ended goalless in the Fifa Arab Cup 2021 on 18 December.

When the two sides last met on 26 March 2019, Paul Onuachu’s stunner saw Nigeria defeat Egypt 1-0 to start their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Cup on a positive note at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.

Here is a look at how Nigeria and Egypt faired in their last five games:

Nigeria:

Nigeria 1-1 Cape Verde Islands – Nov 16, 2021
Liberia 0-2 Nigeria – Nov 13, 2021
Central African Republic 0-2 Nigeria – Oct 10, 2021
Nigeria 0-1 Central African Republic – Oct 07, 2021
Cape Verde Islands 1-2 Nigeria – Sep 07, 2021

Goals Scored (Conceded): 7 (3)
Games Over 2.5 Goals: 1 / 5
Both Teams Scored: 2 / 5

Egypt:

Egypt 0-0 Qatar – Dec 18, 2021
Tunisia 1-0 Egypt – Dec 15, 2021
Egypt 3-1 Jordan – Dec 11, 2021
Algeria 1-1 Egypt – Dec 07, 2021
Sudan 0-5 Egypt – Dec 04, 2021

Goals Scored (Conceded): 9 (3)
Games Over 2.5 Goals: 2 / 5
Both Teams Scored: 2 / 5

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