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CHAN 2014 Third Place Final | Saturday 01 January | Cape Town Stadium | 17:00

The third-place final looks to be an exciting match as both Nigeria and Zimbabwe proved to be the unluckier teams in their semi-final penalty shoot-out losses.

To Win (90mins)
Zimbabwe 4/1 
Draw 5/2
Nigeria 13/20

Zimbabwe have grown stronger as the tournament has progressed, two 0-0 draws with Morocco and Uganda, followed by a 1-0 win over Burkina Faso and then a 2-1 victory over Mali in the quarter-final.

The Warriors have conceded just a single goal in five matches.

Nigeria also started slow and then came out of their shell as the tournament progressed.

They started with a 2-1 Group A loss to Mali with a 4-2 victory over Mozambique before knocking hosts Bafana Bafana out of the competition with a 3-1 win.

And while their quarter-final clash with Morocco again highlighted the Super Eagles’ weakness in defence, the team showed amazing strength of character to win that match 4-3.

Betting PredictionNIGERIA 13/20
Zimbabwe’s defence will be tested here as they face some of the best attackers in the tournament. Nigeria should bounce back from their semi-final draw and take the game in 90 minutes.   

Written by Wayde Dorkin for @Hollywoodbets. Follow them both on Twitter and Facebook now! 

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