The AFCON title match will see Nigeria and Ivory Coast face off in a repeat of their group stage meeting. Just like the Ivorians, who came out of the group as one of the best losers, Jose Peseiro’s side defied the odds to be here. Considering how both teams have played, it is going to be a cracking match.
Our betting expert has prepared predictions for this fixture, including a likely win for the Super Eagles, GG, and other combined markets.
Nigeria vs Ivory Coast Predictions & Tips
- Nigeria to win & under 2.5 @ 4.65 with Bet9ja
- GG @ 2.11 with Bet9ja
- First half draw @ 1.84 with Bet9ja
- Victor Osimhen to score anytime @ 3.50 with BetKing
- Nigeria to win or draw and under 2.5 @ 1.93 with Bet9ja
- Nigeria win and GG @ 6.90 with Bet9ja
- GG & over 2.5 @ 3.10 with Bet9ja
The Nigerian team to beat the hosts once again
Nigeria and Ivory Coast will renew their AFCON rivalry, this time at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan on Sunday. The two teams made a great run into the tournament, overcoming challenges both before and during the tournament.
Looking at the head-to-head, seven of their eight meetings have resulted in clear wins, with Ivory Coast taking four wins to Nigeria’s three. The teams shared one score draw between them back in 2002.
Ivory Coast have the home support to count on when they take on the 2013 champions at the Olympic Stadium.
The Super Eagles are the slight favourites in this Nigeria vs Ivory Coast predictions piece and they might go on to take the day.
Bet 1: Nigeria to win or draw and under 2.5 @ 1.93 with Bet9ja
Both teams find the back of the net
This Nigeria vs Ivory Coast game will see two former champions clash in one of the biggest AFCON finals in recent years.
While the Super Eagles have been solid at the back, Ivory Coast have conceded several. Still, they managed to keep a clean sheet in the semi-final against Congo.
The two teams have the right attacking skills to get goals in this final, setting the stage for an entertaining fixture.
Moreover, this tournament has produced high-scoring matches with the two teams finding the back of the net.
Bet 2: GG @ 2.11 with Bet9ja
First-half stalemate in Abidjan
This match is a significant one and both teams understand the outcome could be unpredictable, so they will have a cautious approach. Both semifinals saw their first halves end in a stalemate, which goes to show how cagey the opening 45 minutes were.
Nigeria have been solid all tournament long and might just hold their own once again against the hosts.
This is why we have included this tip in our Nigeria v Ivory Coast predictions piece.
Bet 3: First-half draw @ 1.84 with Bet9ja
Victor Osimhen to find his shooting boots
Despite showing impressive attacking prowess, Victor Osimhen has been quite unlucky in finding the back of the net recently.
The Napoli man, who scored in his first appearance against Equatorial Guinea, scored again versus South Africa but was ruled out for offside. He also scored in the quarter-final game against Angola, but it was disallowed again.
After consecutive disappointments, Osimhen needs a goal here to crown his efforts in the tournament. Although it looks quite risky, the Napoli forward is capable of making things happen.
Bet 4: Victor Osimhen to score anytime @ 3.50 with BetKing
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