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Predictions and betting tips for Nigeria vs Guinea-Bissau

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Guinea-Bissau will square off against Nigeria at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in their final group-stage match of the Africa Cup of Nations 2023 (AFCON) on Monday.

With only one point separating the top three teams – Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria and Ivory Coast – and the potential for all three of them to qualify for the knockout stages, it’s all to play for here.

Nigeria got their Africa Cup of Nations campaign up and running with a victory over hosts Ivory Coast on Thursday, after playing a disappointing draw against Equatorial Guinea in their opening game.

The win put Nigeria level on points with Equatorial Guinea at the top of AFCON Group A as Nigeria looks to make it into the knockout stages against Guinea-Bissau today

Here, we look at some predictions and betting tips.

According to Opta, Nigeria are big favourites to win the match, coming out on top in 61.2% of the pre-game simulations.

Nigeria have won their final group stage match in 10 of their last 12 AFCON tournaments (D1 L1).

Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria are facing each other for a second time at the Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria won 2-0 in the 2022 AFCON in their last group game.

Guinea-Bissau are winless in all 11 of their AFCON matches (D3 L8), losing the last four in a row.

William Troost-Ekong has scored two of Nigeria’s last three AFCON goals, with one of those coming against Guinea-Bissau in 2022. He scored at three AFCON tournaments; 2019, 2022, and 2023, only the sixth Nigerian to do so and first since Yakubu (2002, 2008, 2010).

Nigeria kept their 30th clean sheet in the Africa Cup of Nations group stages in their 1-0 win over hosts Ivory Coast on matchday two, becoming only the third team to reach that tally after Ghana and Egypt.

Betting Tips

Tip 1: Result – Nigeria to win

Tip 3: Goals – Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Under 2.5 goals

Tip 3: Nigeria to keep a clean sheet – Yes

Tip 4: Victor Osimhen to score or assist – Yes