Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria AFCON prediction and where to watch live

Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria will go head-to-head at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2024). Which of these outfits will be left standing when all is said and done?

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria overview

This Group A match will take place at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium on Monday January 22. Kick-off time is 6 pm WAT.

Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau's Nations Cup campaign has not gone as well as they had hoped, they find themselves at the bottom of the Group A table, with two losses in as many games.

Baciro Candé's men will hope to get a consolation victory as they take on Nigeria's Super Eagles in their final group game.

Nigeria

On the other hand, Nigeria's Super Eagles are coming off a hard-fought victory over hosts Ivory Coast. They've accumulated four points from a possible six, and are second on the group table.

Jose Peseiro's men will be eyeing the top spot in Group A as they clash with Guinea-Bissau on Monday.

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria
Nigeria captain Frank Ogochukwu Onyeka is challenged by Guinea-Bissau captain Braima Cande Nogueira Jorge during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying match between Nigeria and Guinea-Bissau held at the Abuja National Stadium in Abuja, Nigeria on 24 March 2023 ©Justina Aniefiok/Sports Inc – Photo by Icon Sport

Guinea-Bissau Vs Nigeria head to head

It's important to note that these teams met on three occasions, and those encounters were either at the AFCON, or at the qualifying rounds of the Nations Cup.

As a matter of fact, the previous skirmishes between these teams took place in the last 24 months.

Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria were paired in the same group at the previous edition of the AFCON, they also shared the same group in the qualifying rounds of AFCON 2024.

As it stands, Nigeria have two wins in three previous meetings between these outfits, with one loss.

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria potential lineups

Guinea-Bissau will likely line up in a 4-3-3 formation, with Mauro Rodrigues, Carlos Mané and Mama Baldé leading the charge.

On the other hand, a 3-4-3 formation worked out well for Jose Peseiro, so he might adopt something similar on Monday. Stanley Nwabali is expected to retain his place in the starting XI for the Super Eagles.

Guinea-Bissau

Goalkeeper: Ouparine Djoco.
Defenders: Fali Candé, Sori Mané, Marcelo Djaló, Jefferson Encada.
Midfielders: Moreto Cassama, Janio Bikel, Alfa Semedo.
Forwards: Mama Baldé, Franculino Dju, Mauro Rodrigues.

Nigeria

Goalkeeper: Stanley Nwabali.
Defenders: Calvin Bassey, William Troost-Ekong, Semi Ajayi.
Midfielders: Zaidu Sanusi, Alex Iwobi, Frank Onyeka, Ola Aina.
Forwards: Ademola Lookman, Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze.

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Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria tactical analysis

Guinea-Bissau have been going through a rough patch lately, as they've lost three matches in a row. The most concerning thing about this team is their inability to keep the goals out.

Baciro Candé's side saw their defence breached 12 times in that three-game stretch, that's four goals per game on average.

While the Super Eagles have had their fair share of struggles lately, they've been a difficult team to beat. Peseiro's troops lost just once in their last 10 matches across all competitions. However, they kept just one clean sheet in their last seven games.

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria prediction

As we've previously mentioned, these teams clashed three times in the past, and those meetings weren't exactly high-scoring. A total of four goals were scored in three previous encounters between these teams.

Interestingly, Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria have seen their fair share of low-scoring matches in recent months.

Four of Guinea-Bissau's last six games went below the 2.5 goal margin, all of Nigeria's last five matches too.

For this reason, our Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria prediction is under 2.5 total goals.

Where to watch Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria live

The usual suspects Supersport, NTA Sports 24 and StarTimes will broadcast this match on TV for fans who live in Nigeria.

Meanwhile those who reside in Guinea-Bissau can catch all the action live on New World Sport and Canal+.

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