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Nigeria vs Cameroon predictions: Tips, odds and team news

Nigeria vs Cameroon predictions: Tips, odds and team news

It’s a clash of giants as Nigeria and Cameroon go head-to-head in the Africa Cup of Nations round-of-16 on Saturday at 8pm (UK time).

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Nigeria vs Cameroon odds


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After a disappointing 1-1 draw with Equatorial Guinea in their opening match, Nigeria saw out the group stages with back-to-back victories over the Ivory Coast and Guinea-Bissau to reach the knockout rounds. That said, the three-time Afcon champions only managed those victories by 1-0 scorelines, with the goals coming via a penalty and an own goal, so they still have a lot to do if they’re going to convince supporters they’re a genuine prospect for success.

As for Cameroon, they scraped through the groups with their first win of the tournament on matchday three, coming from 2-1 down to beat Gambia at the death. Prior to that, the five-time winners drew 1-1 with Guinea and lost 3-1 to defending champions Senegal. Like Nigeria, Cameroon are an Afcon giant with plenty to prove.

Nigeria vs Cameroon predictions

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Predictions

Bet Prediction BetMGM odds
BTTS? Yes 6/5
Correct Score Nigeria 1-2 Cameroon 13/1
First Goalscorer Karl Toko Ekambi 21/2

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The stats behind our Nigeria vs Cameroon predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in each of Cameroon’s three games so far, with 11 goals scored in total.
  • Nigeria have scored one goal per game at Afcon so far.
  • Karl Toko Ekambi opened the scoring in Cameroon’s 3-2 win over Gambia last time out.
  • Cameroon are unbeaten in their last two matches against Nigeria and have lost just one of their last four.

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Nigeria vs Cameroon match tip

Draw/Cameroon @ 15/2 with BetMGM

Cameroon’s last five goals at Afcon have come in the second half, while Nigeria have scored just one second-half goal at the tournament so far.

Nigeria vs Cameroon team news

Nigeria team news

In  Out Doubtful
Victor Boniface

Nigeria are without Bayer Leverkusen striker Victor Boniface, who is sidelined until April with a groin injury.

Cameroon team news

In  Out Doubtful
Vincent Aboubakar

Cameroon are also without an important striker at this tournament, with Besiktas’ Vincent Aboubakar nursing a hamstring problem.

Nigeria vs Cameroon head-to-head record

  • 08/06/21 – Cameroon 0-0 Nigeria – Friendly
  • 04/06/21 – Nigeria 0-1 Cameroon – Friendly
  • 06/07/19 – Nigeria 3-2 Cameroon – Africa Cup of Nations
  • 04/09/17 – Cameroon 1-1 Nigeria – World Cup qualifying
  • 01/09/17 – Nigeria 4-0 Cameroon – World Cup qualifying

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