Nigeria vs Cameroon Preview and Pick

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The 1/8 finals are giving us a clash between three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners Nigeria, and defending champions Cameroon. Even though both teams failed to win their last group stage game, unlike Nigeria, the Indomitable Lions didn’t lose, but they recorded a couple of draws in the previous two matches.

Nigeria vs Cameroon

•    Africa Cup of Nations

•    Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt

•    Saturday 6 July

•    18:00 CET

Nigeria Team News and Latest Form

Nigeria lost 2-0 to Madagascar in their previous group game, ending a nine-game unbeaten streak in this tournament (W7, D2). Still, if they get back to the winning ways in this one, it could be close as Nigeria’s last three AFCON wins were identical; 1-0. In fact, four of Nigeria’s last six games produced a 1-0 result either way.

Moses Simon created Nigeria’s previous AFCON goal and scored an opener in the most recent H2H back in 2017. The Super Eagles failed to score in four of their last eight games but did record five clean sheets in the process. Twelve of Nigeria’s previous 14 knock-out stage matches were decided by a one goal-difference (W8, L4), with all 12 finished with a 1-0 or 2-1 result.

Cameroon Team News and Latest Form

Five-time AFCON champions Cameroon are now without a loss in their last six games (W3, D3), and are yet to allow a goal in this tournament – although their previous two group stage matches ended without goals.

Additionally, the Indomitable Lions are unbeaten in their last nine games in this competition (W4, D5). In that span, both teams scored in only three of those games, with Cameroon allowing the first-half goal in two, but they bounced back to win both 2-1.

Christian Bassogog had a goal in Cameroon’s final AFCON qualifier and won the 2017 tournament’s ‘Man of the Competition’ award. Cameroon’s previous four AFCON draws ended with no goals. The Indomitable Lions are yet to score a first-half goal in this tournament.

Nigeria vs Cameroon Head to Head

These rivals have met on 13 occasions since 1968, and the Super Eagles are leading the all-time H2H duels with six wins; Cameroon have four while three games ended as draws. Nigeria haven’t lost to Cameroon in the last four encounters, winning three of those four games and scoring even ten goals along the way. The previous tilt ended 1-1 when Moses Simon and Vincent Aboubakar scored.

Nigeria vs Cameroon Betting Tip

Cameroon are without a loss in the previous six games, and they drew three of those while Nigeria are not playing their best football right now. It is hard to predict goals here as it could easily end 0-0, so I am suggesting you go with a draw at 2.80 (+180).

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