Nigeria Are Favorites To Progress Against Their North African Rivals Tonight

Nigeria v Tunisia Build Up

Tunisia will face Nigeria for a place in the quarter-finals of AFCON 2021. Nigeria v Tunisia promises to be entertaining as both sides are known for their attacking styles. However, Nigeria have been in better form than Tunisia so far in this tournament.

Nigeria v Tunisia: AFCON times, TV and how to watch online -

The Eagles of Carthage barely made it through to the Round 16 as they lost twice in three group stage matches. They qualified as one of the four best losers from the groups. Meanwhile Nigeria cruised through their own group. Three victories out of three including an opening victory over Mohamed Salah`s Egypt meant the Eagles topped their group conceding once and scoring 6 times.

Match Details

The match will be played at The Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua.

Kick-off time 8:PM WAT

Nigeria coach Austin Eguavoen has stated that Knockout matches are always differnt from Group stage matches.

Nigeria coach Augustine Eguavoen. Match Preview Nigeria v Tunisia

We topped our group with maximum points, but this is a totally different story, and the players and technical staff know this well. We`re not done with what we had in the group. We will work together for the coming steps. Nigeria plan to go as far as possible. Being named best coach of the group stage was because of the players. They make coaches win.

Tunisia deserved to qualify, and we respect each other. We both have the same target which is to win and qualify. We will continue to work in the same way.

Austin Eguavoen via CAF Website

Team News And Possible XI

It`s all positive news in the Super Eagles camp ahead of this one. Players look ready for the match, but Tunisia reportedly have many players unavailable through Covid-19.


Nigeria players warm up for Nigeria v Tunisia. Match Preview Nigeria v Tunisia

Possible XI


Maduka Okoya, Ola Aina, Troost Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Zaidu Sanusi, Wilfred Ndidi, Joe Aribo, Samuel Chukwueze, Moses Simon, Kelechi Iheanacho, Taiwo Awoniyi.

Head To Head Stats

Nigeria and Tunisia will face off for the 21st time today. Nigeria and Tunisia have won 6 times each, with 8 matches ending draws. The Super Eagles have won their 12 out of their last 15 at AFCON losing 2 and drawing just one.

Tunisia 4-0 Mauritania: Khazri nets brace as Eagles of Carthage soar past  the Lions. Match Preview Nigeria v Tunisia

Wahbi Khazri who has been involved in 55% of Tunisia`s last 11 goals at AFCON missed their last match because of Covid 19.


The Super Eagles should win this one, but it should be very close. Maybe a 1-0 score line in favor of Nigeria. Scoring first in this match will be very important.