Match of the day – Algeria – Nigeria – 14.July.2019
Algeria – Nigeria
The Cup of Africa is coming to an end and today it will be decided the team that will play in the final. The most interesting semifinals will take place on the Cairo International Stadium, where Algeria and Nigeria meet in a very close match. Algeria had a nearly perfect run at this tournament after three wins without a goal conceded in the group stage followed by a 3-0 victory against the national team in Guinea and in the quarter-finals Algeria defeated the Ivory Coast at penalties.
Emotions for Nigeria were much higher because Gernot Rohr’s squad was defeated by Madagascar in groups stage and then met Cameroon and South Africa, two opponents who have put real trouble on Nigerians. The semi-final qualifier is largely due to striker Odion Ighalo who scored three times and provided an assist in the 5 matches played at this tournament.
There are more players in the Algerian team who can change the outcome of this meeting, but Algerian fans have the most expectations from Captain Riyad Mahrez. Probably will be a very dramatic semifinal, so we recommend bettors to bet on the option under 2.5 goals scored, a forecast which is quoted with 1.50 and it is very possible given the small differences between the two national teams.