Dive into the heart of African football as we explore the thrilling encounters that define the Africa Cup of Nations. Witness the underdogs, Angola, as they embark on a historic quest to reach the semi-finals for the first time, challenging the formidable Super Eagles of Nigeria, a team steeped in talent and victory. Experience the tactical battles, the sheer will to overcome, and the passion that fuels both teams on their journey through the tournament.
Then, shift your focus to the unexpected journey of Congo DR, the draw specialists who have defied odds by reaching the brink of the semi-finals without a single win, setting the stage for a gripping encounter with Guinea. With both teams showing resilience and a knack for holding their ground, this matchup promises a strategic battle that could end in yet another nail-biting draw.
Both matches are top clashes featuring stars from all over the world. However, as bettors, what matters most is what are the most likely outcome for these games. Also, Not just on these two games, TopbetsSA picks the top five betting fixtures you can place your money on, plus extra tips for our readers.
Nigeria vs Angola
Angola aims to achieve a historic milestone by reaching the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals for the first time, facing a challenging match against the strong Nigerian team. This marks Angola’s most significant advancement since 2010, but they face a formidable Nigerian squad, which includes stars like Victor Osimhen and Alex Iwobi.
Nigeria, known as the Super Eagles, has performed impressively in the tournament, securing three wins and one draw, including victories over Cameroon and Ivory Coast, while maintaining clean sheets in their wins. Despite Angola’s commendable performance, Nigeria’s superior quality and past successes suggest they are likely to win, potentially with a 1-0 scoreline.
Nigeria has advanced to this stage by securing victories against strong teams such as Ivory Coast and Cameroon, maintaining clean sheets in their last three wins. While Angola has shown promising performance, their path has been less challenging compared to Nigeria’s, and they have yet to make it to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Tip: We expect Nigeria to Win or over 1.5 Goals
Congo DR vs Guinea
Congo DR is on the brink of making it to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations without winning any of their games, having drawn all four matches and leading for only eight minutes in total. As they head into another match on Friday, expectations lean towards another draw. Despite being slight favourites and known as draw specialists, Congo DR has only secured one win in their last ten matches, with seven ending in draws.
Guinea, their upcoming opponent, has also shown vulnerabilities, winning just two out of four matches and leading for a little over an hour in total. With both teams’ recent performances, including a 1-1 draw in Guinea’s opener against Cameroon and three of Congo DR’s games ending with the same score, a draw and a 1-1 score prediction for Friday’s game seem plausible.
Congo DR has ended all four of their Africa Cup of Nations matches in draws and have seen the same outcome in seven out of their last ten games, with a mere eight minutes spent in the lead. On the other hand, Guinea has not secured a win in half of their Africa Cup of Nations fixtures and has held a lead for slightly more than an hour in total.
Below are our top five betting fixtures for Friday;
5️⃣ Top five selections – Over 2.5
- Australia vs. Korea Republic
- Almere City v Excelsior
- Palermo v Bari
- Magdeburg v Holstein Kiel
- FC Den Bosch v Helmond Sport
Five Picks – BTTS
- FC Dordrecht v FC Groningen
- VVV v Jong PSV
- Willem II v Cambuur
- NAC Breda v De Graafschap
- Brisbane Roar v Wellington
Five – Wins (Winning team in Bold)
- Strasbourg vs. Paris SG
- Heidenheim v Dortmund
- Fluminense v Bangu
- Leicester City v Birmingham City
- Juventus v Empoli
You can also check out our Rugby predictions.
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