Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria lineups, stats, where to watch – AFCON 2024

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria lineups, stats, where to watch – AFCON 2024
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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:

Guinea-Bissau

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.

Nigeria

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

Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau
4-2-3-1
1
Jonas Asvedo Mendes
gw
5
Houboulang Mendes
gw
25
Edgar Ie
gw
22
Opa Sangante
gw
21
Nanu
gw
19
Janio Bikel
gw
6
Nito Gomes
gw
18
Famana Quizera
gw
7
Dalcio Gomes
gw
13
Carlos Mendes Gomes
gw
9
Zinho Gano
gw
Substitutes
20
Sori Mane
gw
16
Moreto Cassama
gw
15
Jefferson Encada
gw
2
Fali Cande
gw
14
Mauro Rodrigues
gw
12
Ouparine Djoco
gw
11
Marciano Sanca Tchami
gw
3
Franculino
gw
8
Alfa Semedo
gw
23
Fernando Embadje
gw
24
Ze Turbo
gw
4
Marcelo Djalo
gw

Nigeria

Nigeria
4-2-3-1
23
Stanley Nwabali
ng
2
Ola Aina
ng
22
Kenneth Omeruo
ng
6
Semi Ajayi
ng
21
Calvin Bassey
ng
12
Bright Osayi-Samuel
ng
8
Frank Onyeka
ng
11
Samuel Chukwueze
ng
10
Joe Aribo
ng
15
Moses Simon
ng
9
Victor Osimhen
ng
Substitutes
25
Raphael Onyedika
ng
13
Onyemaechi Bruno
ng
7
Ahmed Musa
ng
19
Paul Onuachu
ng
3
Zaidu Sanusi
ng
24
Terem Moffi
ng
5
William Troost-Ekong
ng
17
Alex Iwobi
ng
14
Kelechi Iheanacho
ng
1
Francis Uzoho
ng
18
Ademola Lookman
ng
20
Chidozie Awaziem
ng

*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:

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria lineups
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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.

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria lineups
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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 6 months ago

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years. Kelechi has worked with a few reputable brands like Afrik-Foot, Football Whispers, What Are The Odds and Pundit Feed.