Arguably the biggest game of the Africa Cup of Nations thus far will see Nigeria battle it out against Egypt on Tuesday.

Arguably the biggest game of the Africa Cup of Nations thus far will see Nigeria battle it out against Egypt on Tuesday.

The Super Eagles are seeking to win the continental title for a fourth time and need a positive result to start with.

On the other hand, Egypt are looking for a record-extending eighth AFCON title.

Nigeria head into Tuesday’s game unbeaten in all but one of their last six competitive games, booking a spot in the playoffs of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

There is a huge weight of expectation on Mohamed Salah’s shoulders to spearhead his nation in Cameroon after his scintillating form at club level.

Who will get their campaign off to a winning start? Play here to make your predictions.

What time does Nigeria vs Egypt start?

The game kicks off at 7pm Kenyan time at the Estadio Roumde Adjia.

Nigeria vs Egypt team news

Leicester City duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi are set to start the game to offer the experience in midfield and attack.

Ahmed Musa, who holds Nigeria’s all-time appearance record, is also available for selection in the absence of Victor Osimhen.

William Troost-Ekong and Kenneth Omeruo are the likely pairing to be at the center of the Nigerian defense.

For the visitors, Salah is the most notable name in their attack, as he leads the EPL scoring charts with 16 goals.

Nigeria vs Egypt head to head

The Pharaohs have won three times out of the 5 matches played between these two teams, with another one resulting in a stalemate.

The Super Eagles have won just once, which was a 1-0 triumph the last time they met in March 2019.

Nigeria vs Egypt current form

Neither side has lost a game in their last five outings.

Nigeria vs Egypt prediction

The tournament has not proved to be filled with goals thus far but this game could bring out that difference. Both line-ups have enough quality to get a goal each at least.

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