Nigeria vs Angola prediction, odds & betting tips 02/02/2024

Nigeria
02/02/24 - 17:00

Finished

1

-

0

Angola

Nigeria - Angola

Africa Cup of Nations - Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny

3rd Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

We're bringing you our AFCON predictions ahead of the Quarter-Final tie between Nigeria and Angola. Nigeria are the favourite to make it through to the Semi-Final with all bookmakers and on paper, they have a better team than Angola. However, Angola have been scoring a lot of goals and have looked strong at the back so we're expecting a very tight and tense ninety minutes between the pair.

Nigeria vs Angola prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Under 2.5 Goals

  • Each of Nigeria's last six international matches have produced under 2.5 goals.
  • Four of Angola's last six outings have witnessed fewer than three goals.

Another reason why we're backing under 2.5 goals in this game is that two of the last three encounters between these two countries have produced under 2.5 goals.

Latest odds

Head to Head

28/01/18

African Nations Championship ACN

Nigeria

Nigeria

Angola

Angola

2

1

Last Five - Nigeria

11/02/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

Nigeria

Nigeria

2

1

L

07/02/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

South Africa

South Africa

Nigeria

Nigeria

1 (2)

1 (4)

W

02/02/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Angola

Angola

Nigeria

Nigeria

0

1

W

27/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Cameroon

Cameroon

Nigeria

Nigeria

0

2

W

22/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

gw

Guinea-Bissau

Nigeria

Nigeria

0

1

W

Last Five - Angola

02/02/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Nigeria

Nigeria

Angola

Angola

1

0

L

27/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Namibia

Namibia

Angola

Angola

0

3

W

23/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

bf

Burkina Faso

Angola

Angola

0

2

W

20/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Mauritania

Mauritania

Angola

Angola

2

3

W

15/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Algeria

Algeria

Angola

Angola

1

1

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 3/4 (1.75) – 57.1%
  • DRAW: 41/17 (3.41) – 29.3%
  • AWAY: 11/2 (6.50) – 15.4%

Nigeria are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 57.1%, but Angola shouldn't be taken lightly as they have a great team spirit and an eye for goal. For more football betting tips on this match, check out the Both Teams to Score market.

You can back BTTS in this game at 6/4 (2.50) which has a probability of 40%, while a bet on BTTS – No is priced at 8/13 (1.62) with a probability of 61.9%.

Nigeria vs Angola prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 1-1

  • Nigeria have scored in all bar one of their last six matches and have only conceded more than one goal in one of those fixtures.
  • Angola have scored in each of their last four matches and have only conceded three goals in their last six outings.

Nigeria to Qualify

  • Nigeria won the last meetings between these two nations in 2018, going through in extra time.
  • Nigeria have a better team than Angola on paper and have more experience in this competition.

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Nigeria vs Angola team news

Nigeria

Nigeria took on Cameroon in their first knockout match where a goal in each half from Ademola Lookman proved enough for the Super Eagles to win the game. Another strong defensive performance from Nigeria played a big part in that win but Cameroon aren't the side they once were and Angola should provide more of a test.

Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali had to come off with ten minutes to go against Cameroon and could be replaced by Francis Uzoho in the quarter-final.

Predicted Lineup: Uzoho (GK), Troost-Ekong, Ajayi, Aina, Bassey, Sanusi, Onyeka, Iwobi, Simon, Osimhen & Lookman

Angola

Despite having their goalkeeper sent off after just seventeen minutes, Angola took the lead against Namibia through Gelson Dala. Namibia had a man of their own sent off in the fortieth minute and shortly after Dala doubled his and Angola's tally. A third goal via Mabululu made sure of the result for the Black Sable Antelopes in the sixty-sixth minute, setting up a date with Nigeria in the quarter-finals.

António Signori will start in goal against Nigeria following Neblú's sending-off.

Predicted Lineup: Signori (GK), Buatu, Eddie, Carneiro, Gaspar, Fredy, Estrela, Show, Mabululu, Dala & Gilberto 

Nigeria

Nigeria
3-4-2-1
23
Stanley Nwabali
ng
6
Semi Ajayi
ng
5
William Troost-Ekong
ng
21
Calvin Bassey
ng
2
Ola Aina
ng
8
Frank Onyeka
ng
17
Alex Iwobi
ng
3
Zaidu Sanusi
ng
15
Moses Simon
ng
18
Ademola Lookman
ng
9
Victor Osimhen
ng
Substitutes
10
Joe Aribo
ng
24
Terem Moffi
ng
11
Samuel Chukwueze
ng
16
Olorunleke Ojo
ng
12
Bright Osayi-Samuel
ng
20
Chidozie Awaziem
ng
1
Francis Uzoho
ng
4
Alhassan Yusuf
ng
19
Paul Onuachu
ng
22
Kenneth Omeruo
ng
7
Ahmed Musa
ng
14
Kelechi Iheanacho
ng

Angola

Angola
4-3-3
1
Antonio Signori
ao
21
Eddie Afonso
ao
6
Kialonda Gaspar
ao
3
Jonathan Buatu
ao
13
To Carneiro
ao
16
Fredy
ao
23
Show
ao
20
Valdmiro Tualungo Paulo Lameira
ao
7
Gilberto
ao
19
Mabululu
ao
10
Gelson Dala
ao
Substitutes
9
Ambrosini Antu00f3nio Cabau00e7a
ao
4
Manuel Keliano
ao
18
Jeremie Bela
ao
17
Bruno Paz
ao
15
Zito Luvumbo
ao
25
Inacio Miguel
ao
12
Kadu
ao
11
Milson
ao
5
Kinito
ao
24
Francisco Pedro Mangala
ao

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Ademola Lookman

Ademola Lookman put in a man-of-the-match display for Nigeria against Cameroon and we're backing the former Everton man to impress against Angola.

The 26-year-old winger didn't really find a home in football following his departure from Charlton in 2017, that was until he moved to Atalanta in 2022.

Lookman has scored twenty goals in forty-nine appearances in Serie A and has netted four goals in sixteen games for the Super Eagles.


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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.