Algeria impressed again in the round of 16, winning 3-0 against Guinea, but then needed a penalty shootout to get past the Ivory Coast after conceding their first goal of the tournament.
Algeria have been dominant throughout this year’s AFCON, scoring nine and conceding zero in their opening four games, However, a 3-2 and 2-1 wins against Cameroon and South Africa in the last 16 and quarter finals respectively, however, put the Nigeria in good stead to challenge the Algerians.
Nigeria are also full of quality from the top leagues around Europe, with former Watford striker Odion Ighalo their top scorer so far in Egypt
Prediction: Nigeria to win and Qualify
Possible Outcomes: 1-2 win for Nigeria
Last head to head meeting:
November 10 2017: Algeria 3-0 Nigeria
November 12 2016: Nigeria 3-1 Algeria
January 30 2010 (neutral venue): Nigeria 1-0 Algeria
Algeria possible starting lineup:
M’bolhi; Zeffane, Mandi, Benlamri, Bensebaini; Mahrez, Guedioura, Bennacer, Feghouli; Belaili, Bounedjah.
Nigeria possible starting lineup:
Akpeyi; Awaziem, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Collins; Chukwueze, Etebo, Ndidi, Iwobi; Musa, Ighalo
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