Fleetwood town has been experiencing it the hard way in the few past weeks in this competition. This is so because they have a win of their last five played matches in a row .Though they out of relegation zone much is needed to be in a more secure position in the table standing.
Odion Ighalo saw his career in English football run out long ago, but hes still playing at a very high level and proved that much on Saturday as he scored twice and assisted once to propel them to a big victory over Cameroon to get them to this quarterfinal. The speed and creativity of Ahmed Musa makes him another man to watch. He never found his footing in England, but hes got bags of talent and has plenty to prove as he seeks to help drive his nation further forward. He now has three goals in the tournament, and he could be heating up at just the perfect time.
Not only do South Africa have a decent recent record over Nigeria but they also must be respected. Their confidence coming into this game must be good when we think they have knocked out a quality team like Egypt and the hosts.
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Expert Verdict: It would be very easy to say that Nigeria are huge favorites here, due to South Africa's showing in the group stages, but they somehow managed to get past Egypt, the hosts, and they come into this match having not lost very often in recent times, particularly against Nigeria. It's been a wild tournament so far, and Bafana Bafana could just pull off another shock here. Clearly, the Super Eagles are the better of the sides on paper, but paper does not determine winners.
They have been above average when playing away from their home turf in the last 18 matches they have played. This is so because they have 7 wins match 4 draws and 7 lost matches.
Gernot Rohr has some strong options to go to on his bench if he chooses to do so, but the team that beat Cameroon looks like it could be his best and it would be a foolhardy move to try and alter it.
This is so because the club has 4 wins 5 draws and 9 lost matches in this competition. They have been performing average when playing in their own turf in the last 18 home matches.
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Bristol Rovers are better in their current and form compared to their opponents. Although they have had mixed results in their last 5 matches in a row they are still better than the host team.
South Africa were elected to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but despite defeating France in Group A, they eventually failed to book their place in the last 16. Four years later South Africa participated at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and South Korea, with the team suffering once again suffering elimination in the group stages of the competition.
Nigeria will probably be the favourites to go through, but this match is closer than most people think. This quarter final match has the possibility of being a tasty game and a classic match as these two great nations go head to head for a place in the semi-finals.
The pacey winger played for England at youth level, but he eventually went on to play for Nigeria. Speaking of his Premier League debut, Alex Iwobi played his first game for Arsenal in a 3-0 victory over Swansea City in October, 2015. Iwobi made his senior debut with the Super Eagles on October 8, 2015, coming as a substitute for Ahmed Musa in a 2-0 loss to DR Congo.
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Where the home Team recorded 4 wins, 4 win for the guests and a draw for both sides. The two sides have met for a total of 9 times.
They have been above average when playing away from their home turf in the last 22 matches they have played. This is so because they have 7 wins match 8 draws and 5 lost matches.