Giants Nigeria faces Tunisia at Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua for the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Round of 16 second match.
Nigeria and Tunisia are meeting for the sixth time at the Africa Cup of Nations, with four of the previous five matches being played in knock-out games. Nigeria are unbeaten in all five (W3 D2, excluding shoot-outs).
Tunisia’s only successful Africa Cup of Nations meeting with Nigeria came in 2004, when they progressed via penalties in the semi-finals after the match finished level, going onto win the competition that year.
Nigeria have won 12 of their last 14 Africa Cup of Nations games (L2), winning each of their last four in a row.
Tunisia made it through to the round of 16 despite losing two of their three 2021 AFCON matches (W1). Tunisia won 1-0 against Mali, 4-0 against Mauritania and lost 1-0 against Gambia. They’ve now lost four of their last five in the competition (W1), as many defeats as in their previous 16 games at the Africa Cup of Nations (W5 D7).
Nigeria have had more different goal scorers (6) than any other team so far at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, with Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Simon Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi, William Troost-Ekong and Umar Sadiq each scoring once.
Statistically, Nigeria has upper hand but Tunisia will not be a walk-over.
The Tunisians won an AFCON Cup in 2004 when they hosted the prestigious games, while the Super Eagles of Nigeria are three-time champions.
Tunisia is ranked 4th in African football while Nigeria is 5th.
Who is sailing through?