Nigeria vs Burundi Preview, Tips and Odds

Nigeria will meet Burundi in their opening Africa Cup of Nations 2019 match. The game will take place at Alexandria Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt. The Nigerians are three time champions of the continent, with their latest triumph coming in 2013, but failed to qualify for the following two editions. For Burundi this will be their maiden participation on the grandest of continental stages.

Nigeria vs Burundi Head to Head

This will be the first meeting between those two nations.

Nigeria vs Burundi Stats

As of 19.06Last gameLast gamesLast games home/away
NigeriaLoss5 W/ 3 D/ 2 L3 W/ 2 D/ 0 L
BurundiLoss1 W/ 7 D/ 2 L1 W/ 3 D/ 1 L

Last game Nigeria: 16.06.2019 Friendly: Senegal – Nigeria 1:0; Idrissa Gueye 18′
Next game Nigeria: 26.06.2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Nigeria – Guinea
Last game Burundi: 17.06.2019 Friendly: Tunisia – Burundi 2:1; Taha Khenissi 66′, Naim Sliti 90′; Cedric Amissi 76′; Yassine Meriah missed a penalty for the home side in the 45′
Next game Burundi: Africa Cup of Nations: 27.06.2019 Madagascar – Burundi

Last 10 gamesGF:GAOver 2,5BTTSClean sheets

Worth mentioning: Nigeria were unbeaten in eight matches, prior to facing Senegal just a few days ago. The Nigerians lost their last friendly game before the start of Africa Cup of Nations where they will face Burundi. The only goal of the game fell in the 18′ courtesy of Everton’s midfielder Idrissa Gueye strike. Just one of Nigeria’s last five outings featured over 2,5 goals and only the same match saw both involved sides hitting the back of the nets. The country is undefeated in their previous five games, when listed as hosts, as they scored eight and conceded a single goal in the process.
Much like their next opponents, Burundi were going without a loss in seven matches, before facing Tunisia in their last friendly game, before the start of tournament. All the goals fell in the second half, and just when Burundi thought that they will draw for the seventh time in eight matches, Naim Sliti scored the winner for Tunisia deep into stoppage time. That outcome marked the end of a ten game streak involving the Burundi national side, that saw none of the hosts end up as winners. Each of Burundi’s last five encounters witnessed goals at both ends, while two of those produced over 2,5 goals.

Nigeria vs Burundi News

Missing players Nigeria: No reports of injuries or suspensions.
Missing players Burundi: No reports of injuries or suspensions.

Nigeria vs Burundi Predictions

Under 0,5 goals in the first half – 2.50 @ bet365

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