The stadium of Alexandria will host the match that opens the schedule this Saturday, July 6, for the round of 16 of the African Nations Cup. Teams from Nigeria and Cameroon will fight for survival starting at 13h (Brasília time). Those who overcome this stage will find in the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup the winner of the meeting involving the Egyptians, owners of the CSA, and South Africans, who will face each other from 4pm.The African Cup takes on a different format from the round of 16. Clashes take style wins or returns home. In case of equality, the regulation establishes an extension of 30 minutes. Persisting the lack of definition, the final resource to decide who advances is the maximum penalty charges.
The Nigerians came into contention as big favorites to take first place in Group B, which would provide a path considered quieter in the knockout stage.Even without any brilliance, they confirmed that condition in their debut match by scoring 1-0 in Burundi. Although the match was fairly balanced, where rivals even had a slight superiority at the time of the finals, it was Ighalo who, in the 32nd minute of the final stage, managed to get the ball in the net, securing three points for Nigeria.Against Guinea, in the second round, the performance was a bit better, but the score was repeated. This time, the goal was scored by Omeru in the 28th minute of the second stage. By reaching six points and securing a second-round qualification with a one-day lead, Nigerians needed only equality in the final round to confirm the most likely route.However, the turnaround happened in the match against the new team of Madagascar, who reached for the first time the right to play the decisive stage of the Africa Cup. To be beaten 2-0 in a clash that only hit a shot in the direction of the opposing goal, the Nigerians set themselves on a path considered much more difficult.
In the case of the selection of Cameroon, expectations were not so high, as political and administrative problems prevented the team from having a better preparation. However, the team managed to pass through the initial stage without having conceded a single goal.At the premiere, his attack worked. Won Guinea-Bissau 2-0. In the following games, this did not happen. Thus, points were collected in the scoreless draws against Ghana and Benin. Enough to put the team on an equal footing with the Ghanaians. At that moment, however, the goals were missed. In the tiebreaker, the balance of bottom goals left the Cameroon in second position.However, goalkeeping is definitely not the priority of the team, which set up a defensive system in which goalkeeper Onana, holder of the Ajax of the Netherlands, made only one intervention in each of them. As a result, the team extended their unbeaten run in the last round of the African Nations Cup qualifier to six matches (three wins and three draws).
Football Prediction of the Day Nigeria vs Cameroon
Nigerians presented serious problems in the offensive sector. Facing a team that makes defensive blocking their biggest weapon, the prognosis in the draw with Cameroon seems to be the best guess for Saturday’s showdown for the round of 16 of the African Nations Cup 2019.
Bet Tips: DRAW