Nigeria play Sudan in Round 2 of Group D of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
The match is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. GMT on Saturday, 15 January 2022. The match venue is Stade Roumde Adjia, Garoua.
Let’s check out the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups. Below are betting tips and match predictions for the Nigeria vs Sudan (January 15) game.
Nigeria vs Sudan (January 15) latest betting odds
Nigeria to win odds are valued at 1.24 (-415 American; 20/83 Fractional), the odds for a draw are valued at 5.45 (+345; 69/20), while Sudan to win odds are valued at 15.00 (+1500; 15/1).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Nigeria — 76%, draw — 18%, Sudan — 6%.
Latest betting odds on Nigeria vs Sudan (15 January 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.25 (+125; 5/4)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
- Asian handicap (-1.75) on Nigeria — 2.12 (+112; 28/25)
- Asian handicap (+1.75) on Sudan — 1.77 (-130; 10/13)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 3.80 (+280; 14/5)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.25 (-400; 1/4)
Nigeria vs Sudan (January 15) match preview and statistics
Nigeria were the only team to win their Round 1 fixture in Group D. They are top of the group table with three points and a +1 goal difference. Three wins and a draw in their last four games. The Super Eagles beat Egypt 1-0 in their last game.
Kelechi Iheanacho hit the game winner in the 30th minute of the first half with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner, assisted by Joe Aribo with a headed pass. Aribo was everywhere in the game, created three chances, gave two key passes, won four duels, 2/2 tackles succeeded with four ball recoveries.
Samuel Chukwueze created four chances and gave four key passes, Moses Simon completed the most dribbles (4), while Ola Aina had a brilliant performance defensively, won nine duels, four clearances, 2/2 dribbles succeeded, two tackles, two interceptions and nine recoveries.
Team statistics: 43% possession, 15 total shots, 13 chances created, three big chances, five shots on target, 249 accurate passes, 75% pass accuracy, 15 fouls conceded, six corners.
Nigeria team news: Kenneth Omeruo and Wilfred Ndidi are doubtful for this game.
Sudan are third in the group table with a point and zero goal difference. Their winless streak continues and extends to 10 games, with six losses and four draws. The Falcons of Jediane played a goalless draw with Guinea- Bissau in their last match.
Ali Abdullah Abou was the hero in the game as he saved the penalty in the 82nd minute of the second half. Top stats: 41% possession, 10 total shots, nine chances created, four shots on target, 261 accurate passes, 78% pass accuracy, 18 fouls conceded, three corners, four offsides, two yellow cards.
Mazin Mohamedein won four duels, made two clearances, 3/3 tackles succeeded, three interceptions and six ball recoveries. Aldelrazig Omer had a good game, 3/6 tackles succeeded, four dribbles completed, 10 duels won, one interception and 10 ball recoveries.
Sudan team news: no player is injured or suspended for this match.
Nigeria vs Sudan H2H
Nigeria have won the previous two meetings between both sides. The Super Eagles won 1-0 in the last meeting.
Nigeria vs Sudan (January 15) key players and lineups
Nigeria projected starting lineup:
- Maduka Okoye
- Ola Aina
- Semi Ajayi
- William Troost-Ekong
- Zaidu Sanusi
- Wilfried Ndidi
- Joe Aribo
- Moses Simon
- Samuel Chukwueze
- Kelechi Iheanacho
- Taiwo Awoniyi
Ola Aina is the key player to watch out for. His defensive contribution in the last match against Egypt was top notch. Aina won nine duels, four clearances, 2/2 dribbles succeeded, two tackles, two interceptions and nine recoveries. Samuel Chukwueze wants to score in this game. He had a good performance in the last match but couldn’t grab a goal for himself, created four chances and gave four key passes.
Kelechi Iheanacho is another player to watch out for. Looking at the highlights of the game, the way he composed himself and controlled the ball before hitting the strike into the back of the net was great. Iheanacho looks forward to being on the scoresheet in this match. Joe Aribo shouldn’t be overlooked. He created three chances, gave two key passes, won four duels, 2/2 tackles succeeded, four ball recoveries and assisted the winning goal.
Sudan projected starting lineup:
- Ali Abdullah Abou
- Mustafa Elfadni
- Salaheldin Nemer
- Mustafa Abdelgader Karshoum
- Mazin Mohamedein
- Gomaa Abbas Omer
- Mohamed Al Rasheed
- Walieldin Khedr
- Abdelrazig Omer
- Yasin Hamed
- Mohamed Abdelrahman
Aldelrazig Omer had a good game against Guinea-Bissau, 3/6 tackles succeeded, four dribbles completed, 10 duels won, one interception and 10 ball recoveries. He’s the key player to watch out for in this team.
Nigeria vs Sudan (January 15) betting tips and prediction
Nigeria are in good form ahead of their Round 2 match. They beat Egypt 1-0 in their Round 1 fixture. In their last four games, the Super Eagles have three wins and a draw. Sudan avoided a loss in their Round 1 game as they drew 0-0 with Guinea-Bissau thanks to the penalty save by Ali Abdullah Abou in the final minutes of the game. The Falcons of Jediane are on poor form ahead of this clash. They haven’t won a game in 10 attempts with four draws and six losses.
Nigeria are in better form and can easily get the win in this match. The Super Eagles won the previous two meetings between both teams. Predictions are Nigeria to win, over 1.5 goals, and correct score: 2-0.
Betting prediction: Asian handicap (-1.25) on Nigeria
Odds: 1.60 (-165 American; 20/33 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 1.5 goals
Odds: 1.40 (-250 American; 2/5 Fractional)