Nigeria vs Sudan
Africa Cup of Nations
Date: Saturday, 15 January 2022
Kick-off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Omnisport Roumdé Adjia (Garoua).
Nigeria is leading Group D while Sudan is just below them at the second place. The race for top 2 spots are leading by both the teams in order to get promoted to the Play offs. The second round of Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled this Saturday at Stade Omnisport Roumdé Adjia.
Nigeria vs Sudan Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nigeria won 2 out of the last 3 h2hs while Sudan won once.
- Last 3 h2hs witnessed 6 goals in total averaging out to 3 goals per game.
- They last met on African Nations Championship Semi finals in 2018 where Nigeria won by 1-0.
- Their last CAF AFCON meeting in 2014 saw 3-1 in favour of the Nigerian Super Eagles.
Nigeria vs Sudan Prediction
Nigeria won the first game of Group D acquiring all 3 points from Egypt and currently stays at the top leading the group. Kelechi Iheanacho who plays as a forward for Premier League club Leicester City fired a shot that went inside and gave them a 1-0 win at the end.
Their more recent scorelines show that quality has been evident in Nigeria’s defense. They have have kept it tight, resulting in the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their past 6 matches stands at only 3.
Sudan drew the first AFCON match against Guinea Bissau with no goals to spare. They were lucky enough that Ali Abdallah Abu-Eshrein pulled off a wonderful save to deny Pele’s penalty. That match ended with 3 yellow cards resulting in a stalemate.
Sudan recently took an exit from FIFA Arab World Cup after losing 2 games against Lebanon and Egypt. They also lost to Ethiopia by 2-3 at a Friendly International closing off last year. A draw against Zimbabwe was also seen on early this year at another international Friendlies.
Nigeria are unbeaten in the last 4 games and the Super Eagles booked a place in the playoff rounds of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers after securing a vital draw against Cape Verde.
We anticipate a win for Nigeria as Sudan stand no chance against the opposition’s defense and can probably make it out with a clean sheet