After a set of intriguing group stage games, Nigeria are all set to face Tunisia in the pre-quarterfinals (Round of 16) of the African Cup of Nations. Both teams will look to advance to the next round when they lock their horns.
Nigeria topped Group D with three wins from three games. They registered victories against Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau to confirm their place in the pre-quarterfinals. They registered a comprehensive 2-0 win against Guinea-Bissau to carry the momentum to the next round.
On the other hand, Tunisia made it to the Round of 16 as the best third team. Tunisia finished as the third team in Group F but they were the fourth-best third team in the tournament. They will look to take the advantage of the luck they were given.
Match: Nigeria vs Tunisia
Date and Time: 24th January, 12:30 AM IST
Venue: Roumde Adija Stadium
Nigeria vs Tunisia Head-to-Head
Both teams have played each other four times. Nigeria have won two and drawn one. Tunisia have only one win to their name.
Nigeria vs Tunisia Team News
Nigeria: There are no injury concerns for Nigeria.
Tunisia: Tunisia is reeling under suspensions and COVID outbreak. Hamza Mathlouthi and Ben Mustapha are out due to suspension whereas 11 players are set to miss due to COVID-19.
Nigeria vs Tunisia Probable Playing XI
Nigeria: Maduka Okoye (GK), Zaidu Sanusi, William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Ola Aina, Wilfred Ndidi, Joe Aribo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Taiwo Awoniyi, Samuel Chukwueze
Tunisia: Bechir Ben Said (GK), Ali Abdi, Montassar Talbi, Bilel Ifa, Mohamed Drager, Ellyes Skhiri, Aissa Laidouni, Anis Slimane, Hamza Rafia, Saif-Eddine Khaoui, Saifeddine Jaziri
Nigeria vs Tunisia D11 Team
Maduke Okoye, William Troost-Ekong, Ola Aina, Ali Abdi, Bilel Ifa, Wilfred Ndidi (VC), Ellyes Skhiri, Hamza Rafia, Joe Aribo, Anis Slimane, Taiwo Awoniyi, Kelechi Iheanacho ©
Nigeria vs Tunisia Probable Winners
Nigeria are dominating the campaign whereas Tunisia have held their heads high with strong performances. However, with injuries affecting Tunisia, we predict Nigeria to win the game.
Prediction: Nigeria 2-0 Tunisia
Nigeria vs Tunisia Live Stream
The match between Nigeria and Tunisia will be streamed live on the Sony Six, Sony ESPN SD and HD channels.