Verdict: Nigeria win & Under 4.5 goals
Best Odds: 8/11
With an AFCON final spot hanging in the balance on Wednesday evening, Nigeria will meet South Africa at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake.
Starting with Nigeria, watching a host of African icons shockingly crashing out at the group stage last month, the Super Eagles are certainly smelling the chance to make more AFCON history. Collecting seven points from their three Group A appearances, Jose Peseiro’s men have quickly gained a reputation for their pragmatic approach. Making a statement on January 27th as they punched their quarter-final ticket thanks to a 2-0 victory against historic rials Cameroon, the mood in Niergia’s camp should be at a real high. Suffering just a single defeat from any of their previous 13 straight appearances across all competitions – a run that stems back over the past 11 months. Picking up a 2-1 victory when they last met South Africa while on AFCON qualifying duties back in July 2019, the Super Eagles will certainly be calling on a repeat performance here.
Forming what has become a rugged partnership at the heart of Peseiro’s midfield, Fulham’