Nigeria Vs Cameroon: Predictions, Rivalry History & More
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Friday, as part of a two-legged tie to warm up in preparation for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. This game will feature two old foes who have a long history of epic clashes that have left both joy and pain in the hearts and minds of fans.
In Nigeria, there are reasons why Super Eagles faithfuls may never forgive Cameroon. Some of the national teams’ painful losses have come in the hands of Cameroon. Many may not know this, but Nigeria actually lost to Cameroon in the AFCON finals first in1984, then in1988, and finally in 2000. Those losses brought pain to the hearts of millions of fans that only vengeance could appease. But if one looks at it generally, it is clear that Nigeria has had more wins against Cameroon, coming out tops 12 times in their last 23 games. Nigeria has also been unbeaten against Cameroon in their last 6 games played over the last 21 years.
But these victories have not appeased the fans. Their hearts still cringe at the thought of the Super Eagles handing Cameroon three precious AFCON titles, more than any other team in Africa. That is why only a domineering performance from the Super Eagles and a solid defeat for Cameroon on Friday will satiate the desperation of fans. Since he became coach, Gernot Rohr’s side have encountered Cameroon 3 times and he has emerged victorious on 2 occasions, with the latest coming in the quarterfinals of the 2019 AFCON. That is why betBonanza has predicted the Rohr’s side will carry the day again.
Nigeria’s hot strikers from around Europe will be on parade. Victor Osimhen, AKA ‘Big Vic’ of Napoli, who scored two goals in his last 4. Paul Onuachu of Genk, who ended last season as the highest goalscorer in the Belgian Pro League, and also scored 2 goals in his last 2 games for the Super Eagles, will be live too. The camp will also host English FA Cup winner, Kelechi Iheanacho, who also scored against Cameroon in a World Cup Qualifier in 2017. As well as Crotone goalmaker Simeon Nwankwo who scored 20 goals last season. Besides, 3 of their 4 encounters have resulted in at least 3 goals per game. This is why betBonanza favours Over 3.5 Goals in the match.