Will Osimhen score for Nigeria? – Our Nigeria vs Cameroon bet builder

Will Osimhen score for Nigeria again? The Napoli striker opened his 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) account with a goal in Nigeria's disappointing 1-1 draw against Equatorial Guinea, but drew a blank in their final two group stage 1-0 wins against Ivory Coast and Guinea-Bissau.

Given his quality, he surely will not be kept quiet for much longer, as we have analysed some potential bet builders involving Osimhen and other players that you should keep an eye on for Nigeria's round of 16 clash against Cameroon on Saturday night.

Will Osimhen score for Nigeria? – Our Nigeria vs Cameroon bet builder picks

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Osimhen to score and Nigeria to win 1-0 

You can currently get a repeat of a 1-0 Nigeria win at 19/4 with betting markets, which is deemed the most likely scoreline. Having blanked in his previous two matches, Osimhen will be desperate to get back on the scoresheet, and get back into goalscoring form ahead of a potential road to the final.

He was top scorer in qualifying with 12 goals, and his average of 4.3 shots per game is among the highest in the tournament so far. Despite having just one goal to his name so far, Osimhen is currently joint-third favourite to finish as top scorer, and has shown for club and country he can produce in big games.

Thus, we would not back against him to steal the limelight against Cameroon with a quarter-final place at stake. Nigeria only scored three goals in the group stages, with one goal in each match, which makes this bet builder particularly tempting.

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Nigeria to win and Osimhen to have 4+ shots

Unsurprisingly, Nigeria are 6/5 favourites to beat Cameroon with betting markets, given how their respective tournaments have gone so far. The Super Eagles were undefeated in the group stages, coasting through with seven points, while Cameroon needed an injury-time winner against Gambia in their final match to guarantee them a place in the knockouts.

Both teams have pedigree in this competition, but Nigeria should expect to dominate on current form, which again could open the door for Osimhen to pounce. The fact he has averaged over four shots per game so far suggests he could do so again here, with the Nigerian attackers often looking at him as a focal point.

This bet builder is particularly tempting as it does not rely on Osimhen scoring or Nigeria to win by a specific scoreline like above, so could be another to watch ahead of  Saturday.

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Nkoudou to assist and Cameroon to win

There have been plenty of shocks already in this tournament, and so a Cameroon win should not be ruled out at 3/1 with betting markets. Despite only picking up four points in the group stages, they managed to score five goals, two more than Nigeria, and so will be dangerous going forward.

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, who plays his club football in Saudi Arabia with Damac, has assisted three of those goals, including two in their 3-2 victory over Gambia in Cameroon's final group game.

Nonetheless, if you fancy another upset on the cards, this bet builder could be the one to go for.

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Nigeria to win and both teams to score – 9/2

If you fancy an early flutter, Nigeria winning but both teams scoring could be the bet builder for you, at an already generous price. Both Cameroon and the Super Eagles scored in each of their three group matches, making this clash a potentially tasty affair.

Nigeria are favourites, and should expect to advance to the quarter-finals, but Cameroon will not be easy to beat. However, the Super Eagles are stern with consecutive 1-0 victories on show, so should have the know-how to get through.

However, Cameroon outscored them in the group stages, and so should also be confident in opening up the Nigerian defence.


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