The Africa Cup Of Nations continues this Saturday with two blockbuster matches lined up. With the group stages now over, the tournament is now at the knockout stages. This is where things become interesting as it’s a winner takes it all affair.
Below, we take a look at the possible outcomes from Saturday’s Round of 16 matches in our betting previews…
In terms of heavyweights in African football, it does not get any bigger than these two. There are 8 African titles between the two with Nigeria winning 3 and Cameroon 5. Both teams finished second in their respective groups and have been unconvincing in the tournament so far.
Cameroon are the defending Champions but have only won once so far, a 2-0 win over Guinea Bissau. Nigeria, on the other hand, won twice in the group stages but lost their final group match against Madagascar.
TIP: Draw @2.80 TIP 2: x/x @3.95
Egypt is one of two teams to finish the Group Stages with a perfect record. The Pharaohs won all their matches and conceded no goals in 3 outings. Led by Champions League winner Mohamed Salah, the hosts have enough talent in their ranks to go all the way and win the tournament.
Meanwhile, South Africa qualified on the virtue of being one of the best 3rd placed teams. They won one and lost two which is probably the best they could do in a group that also had Ivory Coast and Morocco. Bafana Bafana will need a miracle to get past Egypt who will be backed by their home supporters.
TIP: Egypt win @1.62