It will open on Wednesday, June 26, the second round of the first phase of the African Cup of Nations. The first game of the day schedule involves the selections of Nigeria and Guinea. The stadium of Alexandria in Egypt will be set up. The kickoff is scheduled for 11:30 am (Brasília time). The confrontation is part of group B, which also has Madagascar and Burundi.
Based in Egypt, the competition will run until July 19. In the period, the 24 ranked countries, which were divided into six groups with four teams each in the initial phase, will fight for the title. The first stage is held in a single shift. At the end of three rounds, the first two places of each key advance. The top four will be joined by the top 12 players in the comparison of the six who complete their participation in the competition by completing the last 16. From there, elimination matches will indicate the survivors until the champion is defined.
The Nigerians made their debut on Saturday, June 22, with a victory by the minimum score against Burundi. It was the striker Odion Ighalo, who plays for Shanghai Shenhua (China), to make the attempt that secured the first three points in the account. He rocked the net in the 32nd minute of the final, four minutes after entering the field replacing starter Paul Onuachu.Despite the success, Nigeria’s performance was considered disappointing for a country listed as a trophy contender. Although the team showed tactical organization and desire to remain with possession of the ball as long as possible (did this during 64% of the action period), the domain was not reflected in the number of attempts to finish. The two teams had exactly 15 shooting opportunities.Even with Nigeria being the only one to shake the net, their goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi needed to work harder than their rivals. There were six interventions throughout the match, while the Nigerians only hit the Burundi goal three times. The archer Nahimana did not show the same efficiency.
Guinea stared for the first time in Madagascar, who for the first time ever won the right to participate in the finals of the African Cup of Nations. Also on Saturday, June 22, he was equalized 2-2. He thus extended his winning streak to six matches (four draws and two losses), between official matches and friendly games.The team even went ahead with a goal scored by Sory Kaba of Dijon (France) in the 34th minute of the first half. But it took the turn with goals of Anicet, in the 4 minutes, and Andria, to the 10 minutes of the final step. He needed a maximum penalty, which was converted by François Kamano (Bordeaux, France) to equalize the score after 21 minutes.He had, however, a superior performance to the rivals trying more than twice the finals (15 to 6). However, at the time of hitting the target, both teams got three correct shots, showing more accuracy of the Madagasgar team.
Football Prediction of the Day Nigeria vs Guinea
Even though Nigeria’s collective football lacked quality, their best technique in pre-game play prevailed. This same factor makes the prognosis in the success of the Nigerians in front of Guiné is the best option of guess for the meeting of Wednesday by the second round of the classification phase of the African Cup of Nations.
Bet Tips: Nigeria