AFCON Sideline Studio – Nigeria vs Cameroon (Round of 16)
Date, kick-off time and venue
Nigeria vs Cameroon is scheduled for an 8 pm GMT kick-off today, Saturday, January 27, 2024.
The match will take place at Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan.
Nigeria vs Cameroon team news
Jose Peseiro has succeeded with a 3-4-3 formation in Nigeria’s last two matches, with Fulham defender Calvin Bassey impressing.
Alhassan Yusuf and William Troost-Ekong are racing back to fitness after injury, and both have been pictured in training.
Moses Simon and Ademola Lookman are competing to flank Victor Osimhen, while Alex Iwobi may expect to replace Joe Aribo in the middle of the park. Left wing-back Zaidu Sanusi should also return.
Nigeria vs Cameroon: AFCON Prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h results, odds today
Cameroon’s preparation has focused on Andre Onana’s situation, with the Manchester United goalkeeper reportedly involved in a bust-up with national team chief Samuel Eto’o after being dropped for the Gambia game.
Onana’s cousin, Fabrice Ondoa, is his chief competition for the gloves, whereas veteran striker Vincent Aboubakar has been declared fit to make his bow at the 2023 AFCON.
Nigeria vs Cameroon prediction
Even though Nigeria put together a solid record in the groups, they have often failed to make it count at crucial moments in recent times.
This one may go all the way up against a Cameroon team with a particular point to prove.
A 1-1 draw, Nigeria to win on penalties.
Head-to-head (h2h) history and results
The Super Eagles have lost just one of their last eight meetings with the Indomitable Lions.
Nigeria wins: 12
Cameroon wins: 5
Nigeria vs Cameroon match odds
Nigeria to qualify: 4/9
Cameroon to qualify: 8/5
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).