All eyes will be on the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium as Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria's Super Eagles go toe-to-toe with each other on Monday January 22. Which of these teams will be left standing after 90 minutes?
Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria probable lineups
These are our probable Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria lineups:
Goalkeeper: Ouparine Djoco.
Defenders: Fali Candé, Sori Mané, Marcelo Djaló, Jefferson Encada.
Midfielders: Moreto Cassama, Janio Bikel, Alfa Semedo.
Forwards: Mama Baldé, Franculino Dju, Mauro Rodrigues.
Goalkeeper: Stanley Nwabali.
Defenders: Calvin Bassey, William Troost-Ekong, Semi Ajayi.
Midfielders: Zaidu Sanusi, Alex Iwobi, Frank Onyeka, Ola Aina.
Forwards: Ademola Lookman, Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze.
Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria stats and predictions
This will be the last match of the group stages for both teams, and they've had contrasting AFCON campaigns so far.
On one hand, Guinea-Bissau have lost two of two group games, conceding six times in the process. They are currently at the bottom of the Group A table with no points.
It's important to note that Guinea-Bissau are all but eliminated from this competition. It's entirely probable for them to finish last even if they win this match.
In contrast, Nigeria's Super Eagles are second on the table, and will book a place in the round of 16 with a win or draw. As a matter of fact, José Peseiro's men could lose this match, and still advance to the knockout stages.
With that in mind, these are our Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria predictions:
Prediction 1: Nigeria to win
It's fair to note that not only did these teams meet at the previous edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, they were also paired in the same group in the qualifying rounds of this tournament.
That said, the Super Eagles won two of three clashes between these outfits in the last 24 months.
In the same vein, Nigeria have fared relatively better than Guinea-Bissau lately. While they've amassed four points from their last two matches, Guinea-Bissau have lost three games in a row.
All things considered, anything other than a victory for Nigeria would be a surprise.
Prediction 2: Under 2.5 goals
We've established that these teams clashed three times in the last two years. Interestingly, all three encounters went below the 2.5 goal line.
Similarly, both teams have been involved in a few low-scoring games in recent months. While Nigeria's last five matches featured less than three goals, four of Guinea-Bissau's last six games went south of the 2.5 goal marker.
All things considered, this should be a low-scoring affair.
Where to watch Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria live
Fans who reside in Guinea-Bissau can tune into Canal+ Sport 1 and AfroSport TV for live coverage of this match.
Also, those who live in Nigeria have a few TV options, like Supersport, StarTimes and NTA Sports 24.
This article was most recently revised and updated 1 month ago