Nigeria faces South Africa
Nigeria faces South Africa in a match from the 1/4-finals of the Cup of Nations. Allow us to take a look at this fixture in our vip soccer bets for today.
Nigeria are usually among the favourites to win this trophy. Since the start of the tournament, the Super Eagles didn’t win in only one case – during their surprising 0-2 loss against Madagascar in the group stage.
In the 1/8-finals Nigeria faced Cameroon in a huge derby, enjoying a tough, but sweet 3-2 win in Alexandria. Odion Ighalo was the hero for the Super Eagles, scoring a brace in Andre Onana’s net. But the decisive third goal for Nigeria was scored by Arsenal’s winger Alex Iwobi. For Cameroon it was Stephane Bahoken and Clinton N’Jie who scored, but it was not enough.
South Africa are the team which caused one of the buggest upsets in the tournament so far. During the 1/8-finals they eliminated the hosts of the competition Egypt, beating them with 1-0. It was Thembinkosi Lorch, who scored the winning goal against the Pharaohs just five minutes before the end of the game. It was a huge dissapointment for the Egyptian team, led by Liverpool’s superstar Mohamed Salah.
Meanwhile for Bafana Bafana it was just a second win in the tournament after the one against Namibia. So for the South African team suffered two defeats – against Ivory Coast and Morocco, which made their upset against Egypt even more suprising.
These are our vip soccer bets for today for the Cup of Nations 1/4-final game between Nigeria and South Africa on Wednesday. Most of the pundits would say that Nigeria are the clear favourite here, but be careful – it was the same for Egypt against Bafana Bafana as well. Can South Africa cause another big shocker?