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The Geeks are into worldwide soccer. African Cup of Nations 2019 is going in to the final phases and the semifinals will be played on Sunday. Senegal & Tunisia and Algeria & Nigeria is left to fight for the prestigious trophy in Africa. Algeria is having a great campaign this far, being undefeated and only conceded one goal, they won Group C and moved on to the playoffs. Bookies see them as a favorite in this upcoming semi-final against Nigeria. Nigeria on the other hand have shown inconsistency numerous times in the tournament. They finished 2nd in Group B behind a surprising Madagascar.

Algerians have beaten Kenya, Senegal, and Tanzania in the group stage without conceding any goal while scoring six themselves. They crushed Guinea in Round of 16 in the playoffs premiere and followed up with a close win against Ivory Coast in the quarter-finals. The game lasted for 120 minutes with the score 1-1, so it went to penalties where Algeria won 4-3. Mahrez, Slimani and the rest of the Desert Foxes are looking good, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see them eliminate Nigeria.

Algeria last five games: (5-0-0)
23 Jun 2019          Algeria v Kenya                  2-0          Africa Cup of Nations
27 Jun 2019          Senegal v Algeria                0-1          Africa Cup of Nations
01 Jul 2019           Tanzania v Algeria             0-3          Africa Cup of Nations
07 Jul 2019           Algeria v Guinea 3-0          Africa Cup of Nations
11 Jul 2019           Ivory Coast v Algeria         1-1 (PK: 3-4)        Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria finished 2nd in the group stage after wins against Burundi and Guinea but lost to Madagascar in the final game. Even though their performance has been uneven the Nigerians delivered a splendid performance against the reigning champions Cameroon. It was a thrilling game ending in 5-goals and a 3-2 win for Nigeria. Ighalo is showing an amazing form at the moment, and he might represent the biggest danger for Algerian defenders.

Nigeria last five games: (4-0-1)
22 Jun 2019          Nigeria v Burundi               1-0          Africa Cup of Nations
26 Jun 2019          Nigeria v Guinea 1-0          Africa Cup of Nations
30 Jun 2019          Madagascar v Nigeria        2-0          Africa Cup of Nations
06 Jul 2019           Nigeria v Cameroon           3-2          Africa Cup of Nations
10 Jul 2019           Nigeria v South Africa       2-1          Africa Cup of Nations


Last five games (Algeria 1, Draw 0, Nigeria 4):
03 Jul 2004           Nigeria v Algeria 1-0          FIFA World Cup
04 Sep 2005          Algeria v Nigeria 2-5          FIFA World Cup
30 Jan 2010          Nigeria v Algeria 1-0          Africa Cup of Nations
12 Nov 2016        Nigeria v Algeria 3-1          FIFA World Cup
10 Nov 2017        Algeria v Nigeria 3-0          FIFA World Cup

Our Tip
We believe both sides are going to be careful and not jeopardize anything, especially in the early stages of the game. We won’t be surprised to see a goalless game or 1-1 at fulltime.

Our tips are a draw after 90 minutes played at with odds 2/1.