Nigeria Super Eagles will take on the Syli Nationale of Guinea on Wednesday in a game that will see the Eagles in the round of 16 with a victory.
The two West African countries are the Group B favourites, and their respective recent form suggests that very little will separate them.
The next round of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group B fixtures will see Nigeria and Guinea clash on Wednesday afternoon at the Alexandria Stadium.
The Super Eagles huffed and puffed in their opener against a resilient Burundi, until the deadlock was broken 13 minutes from time via a fine Odion Ighalo strike.
The Super Eagles last managed to beat the Syli Nationale in 1997, but are considered favourites for victory for today game.
Paul Put’s men, meanwhile, played out a disappointing 2-2 draw against a Madagascar side they should not have had problems with.
It means victory at is very important for them here, as they look to boost their prospects of making it to the Round of 16.
Draws have occurred three times in the previous meetings between these two West African countries as Put’s team have the slight edge over Nigeria in head-to-head clashes, with three victories, three draws and two defeats.
On the other side, Gernot Rohr’s men have not lost a competitive match since their 2-1 World Cup loss to Argentina a year ago.