Nigeria faces Burundi
Nigeria faces Burundi in a game from Group B of the African Cup of Nations. This match is going to be played on Saturday night at the Alexandria Stadium in the city of Alexandria. Here are our winning soccer predictions for it.
Nigeria are arguably one of the big favourites in Group B and one of the main contenders for the trophy as well. Being in the company of teams like Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar, it’d be a big surprise if the Super Eagles face any problems in this group.
Nigeria have won the Cup of Nations three times in their history so far. This happened in 1980, 1994 and 2013. Now they will try to do it for a fourth time and let’s be real – they are strong enough to do it.
At this moment the Super Eagles are managed by the German tactician Gernot Rohr. For him this is not the first time he’s managing an African team. He’s a former manager of Gabon, Niger and Burkina Faso as well.
There are some well known names in Nigeria’s squad for the 2019 Cup of Nations. Just for example, we could mention Udinese’s William Troost-Ekong, Middlesbrough’s John Obi Mikel, Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi, Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi and Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze.
For Burundi this is history, because this country is playing in the African Cup of Nations for a first time in its history. So far Burundi were never able to reach the competition, so now they are going to be debutants.
At this moment Burundi are managed by the 48-years old Olivier Niyungeko, who is the coach of the team since 2016. The most famous name in Burundi’s squad is Stoke City’s striker Saido Berahino. Other players who are currently performing in Europe are Hibernian’s Gael Bigirimana and NAC Breda’s Mohamed Amissi.
These are our vip soccer bets for the Cup of Nations clash between Nigeria and Burundi. The Super Eagles are the huge favourites here, but let’s see.