Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(7) 6 Goals 3 (3)
(6) 6 Assists 2 (2)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
29.6 Average Age 32.3
181.5 Average Height (cm) 179.1
(1.1) 1.1 Shots pg 0.9 (0.8)
(51%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 54% (54%)
(0.8) 1.2 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.7)
(1.5) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.3)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Africa Cup of Nations Quarter Finals.

Team News

Nigeria
South Africa
  • Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr is expected to start the same XI that beat Cameroon 3-2 in the thrilling last-16 contest in Alexandria on Saturday.
  • Right-back Chidozie Awaziem is a booking away from suspension.
  • Stuart Baxter is not expected to make any changes to the team that shocked Egypt 1-0 in the round of 16.
  • That means Thembinkosi Lorch, who scored the goal against Egypt, will start despite the return of Themba Zwane from suspension.
  • Bogani Zungu, Sfiso Hlanti and Thulani Hlatshwayo must avoid a yellow card to be available for the semi-finals if South Africa progress.

Prediction

  • Nigeria and South Africa qualified for the last eight following hard-fought wins over holders Cameroon and hosts Egypt, respectively.
  • The Super Eagles, though, are the team that are favourites to win this one due to their formidable frontline. They have scored five goals in four games while Bafana Bafana have found the back of the net twice.
  • Nigeria, also have a 6-1 advantage with four draws from 11 previous matches against South Africa.
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User Predictions

Comments (8)

 
  • Well they won., but to be honest Nig won't win this tourney. The coach is wayyy to slow and the goalie is -1!

  • Nig 1 - 0 Rsa or whatever, all I know is Nig progressing to the semis

  • we are behind u Bafana bafana as a nation

  • 1-1 DRAW

  • @zardonic I would be shocked if South Africa do not win 1-0. You would usually expect the team with less possession of the ball to win.

  • @SeuneMilmas So that's it then, team with less possession will win thats how football is, Nig will win this game hands down and then you wont come back here to comment out of embarrassment, you can quote this anywhere.

  • @schoolworkparty The team with 39.2% possession won.

  • @schoolworkparty so true, probably he still in shock