Published: Thu, July 11, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Nigeria vs South Africa Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Nigeria vs South Africa Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Here, AFP Sport looks at the first quarter-final, between Senegal and giant-killers Benin at another Cairo stadium, and the showdown between Nigeria and South Africa. "They love nepotism, if they can remove this two problems then they would be better than what they are doing today".

Ronwen Williams does not think Bafana Bafana will be put off by a near-empty Cairo International Stadium when they take on Nigeria on Wednesday evening in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. "I don't think he (Rohr) is fooling anybody", the South Africa coach said at a press conference.

"We have to think about that one, but we should be under no illusions that Nigeria are one of the best teams on the continent, they have been stable under Gernot Rohr so it will be a massive and hard game for us". "The main problem of the Nigerian team is that they don't prepare adequately".

"The question for us is do we tweak our way of playing against Nigeria before, which has worked quite well, when on the other hand we played very well against Egypt", Baxter told reporters on Tuesday.

Team News! First up Nigeria! Baxter oversaw a 2-0 away win in Uyo at the start of the campaign before a 1-1 draw in Johannesburg.

"Dare I say it crowds in South Africa for some worldwide matches are quite sparse", said Baxter. They look the most unsafe players for Bafana Bafana going forward and they have been instrumental, especially in the last game.

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"If I don't win the golden boot but won the trophy I'd be very happy because we are here to do that", Ighalo said ahead of Wednesday's clash against South Africa.

"But probably the most important thing was to play a game that I don't think Egypt expected us to play. I'm a striker, I want to score goals, but if they don't come and we win the game I will be more satisfied".

Liverpool star Mane does not want to take any more penalties at the Cup of Nations after missing two of three he was entrusted with during the tournament.

Officials reportedly wanted a big name replacement but were believed to be priced out of moves for Herve Renard and Hugo Broos, Cameroon's title-winning coach in 2017, and Baxter was eventually reappointed after a long delay.

In Africa, SuperSport 4 will broadcast the quarter-final fixtures.

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