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Nigeria v Argentina Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

Argentina v Nigeria- World Cup 2018
Nigeria v Argentina Betting Preview - World Cup 2018 26th June -3.00 p.m Argentina have been beaten up in this World Cup and yet they are still not out of the running to reach the knockout phase. A win would move them up into second place only if Iceland failed to beat Croatia. After Croatia destroyed Argentina that is going to be a tough game for the Icelanders to win, so there is still a big window of opportunity here for Argentina. It would certainly be some massive drama if they got three points here and actually for our Nigeria v Argentina prediction we are siding with the South Americans.

Nigeria News and Form

The Super Eagles have played themselves into a good position following there are 2-0 win over Iceland. Ahmed Musa got both goals in that win and therefore he is going to be worth a look in the anytime goalscorer market. This is a huge game for Nigeria as they will know that a victory over the South Americans will guarantee them a place in the round of 16. The draw would probably be enough to get them through as well. Nigeria are not a side who are carrying any kind of form whatsoever and that success over Iceland snapped a five-match sequence of four defeats and a draw that the Super Eagles were on. Ironically with Nigeria beating Iceland that actually helped Argentina in their chances of qualifying, so in a roundabout way that has put pressure on the Super Eagles. Despite pulling out a good second half performance against Iceland by and large Nigeria have looked pretty poor at this tournament and we are having a hard time seeing them have much of an impact in this game at all despite the huge prize that is within sight. Both teams not to score is at 10/11 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from June 23rd, 2018 at 00:03 a.m.). The Africans have failed to score in three of their last six fixtures. In their victory over Iceland it was the first time they have managed more than one goal in a game since beating Argentina 4-2 back in November last year. They had conceded in eight straight fixtures before they collected the clean sheet against Iceland. The draw is likely to be enough for Nigeria here as long as Iceland don’t beat Croatia by a healthy goal margin. This is a game where it may just be about the Africans hanging on and avoiding defeat because they will know that at least that keeps Argentina behind them. [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Argentina News and Form

Argentina ’s qualification hopes were kept alive by Nigeria beating Iceland. It has been a terrible tournament for the Albiceleste some far though, having been held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland before losing heavily 3-0 against Croatia. That is just about as bad of a performance as you would ever see from the South Americans. Despite all of that they are still alive and a win in this fixture, coupled with Iceland losing against Croatia would see them squeeze through to the knockout phase. If Iceland were to win then Argentina would have to take victory by two more goals than what Iceland win their game by. Argentina have not looked a great side and in the bet365 correct score market an Argentina 1-0 result is at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 23rd, 2018 at 00:03 a.m.). As a draw is likely to be enough for Nigeria the impetus will be on the South Americans come out and attack. Argentina have lost three of their last six games (W2 D1) and you could see their heads drop as Croatia powered their way past them. The Albiceleste have been really poor in the middle of the park and they have offered no service for Lionel Messi, who has had to come deep looking for the ball in both of their games so far. Argentina needs something special from their star man in this one and Messi is a 4/6 anytime goalscorer option for this game* (Betting Odds were taken from June 23rd, 2018 at 00:03 a.m.). Argentina were on a seven-match scoring streak before their loss against Croatia, scoring at least two goals in four of the games in that sequence. Can they avoid embarrassment in this crucial Group D qualification match? This is likely to be a tight affair and under 2.5 goals is at even money with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from June 23rd, 2018 at 00:03 a.m.).

Nigeria v Argentina Head to Head

There have been eight previous matches between these two nations and Argentina are 5-2 ahead from those meetings. The last four games between have all been very high-scoring affairs, producing at least four goals in each fixture. With Argentina playing so poorly so far we don’t expect this one to get to that level. Argentina lost 4-2 against Nigeria in a friendly back in November and from their three previous World Cup meetings, Argentina have won all of them by a one goal margin. Nigeria v Argentina World Cup 2018 Infographic

Nigeria v Argentina Betting Odds*

Argentina 1/2 Draw 15/4 Nigeria 6/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 23rd, 2018 at 00:03 a.m.)

Nigeria v Argentina Predictions

It has been dreadful and clueless stuff from Argentina, but they do have those big game match winners and Nigeria are nothing more than an average side. You know that somewhere along the line Argentina are going to get chances in this one and we can see them pulling out by the skin of their teeth, a one goal margin victory. That is our bold Nigeria v Argentina prediction.  
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Nigeria v Iceland Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

Nigeria v Iceland- World Cup 2018
Nigeria v Iceland Betting Preview - World Cup 2018 22nd June - 4.00 p.m All credit due to Iceland for producing a point against Argentina in their opening group match. That was some debut to the World Cup that the Icelanders made as they held their own well and deserved their point. Can they drive on and bag themselves three points against Nigeria which would keep them in the hunt for a qualification spot? The Africans need to pick themselves up after a lacklustre defeat against Croatia to open with. Read our Nigeria v Iceland predictions for more.

Nigeria News and Form

Nigeria opened their World Cup 2018 campaign with a loss against Croatia, going down 2-0 in the game. They just never really got themselves up and running at all and they didn’t show a tremendous amount of fighting spirit. That is a D1 L4 record that the Africans have posted in their last five games and that is going to leave them vulnerable for this fixture. They have scored in just two of their last five games as well. So this is likely going to be a low scoring game and under 2.5 goals at bet356 is at 8/15 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 19th, 2018 at 9:47 p.m.).

Nigeria v Iceland World Cup 2018 Infographic

So there has been no form from the Super Eagles and if they don't dig a little deeper here and push on for the win then they are going to be out of this tournament. This probably is going to be a fairly tight game and in the bet365 correct score market, there is decent value at 11/2 on the 1-1 draw* (Betting Odds were taken from June 19th, 2018 at 9:47 p.m.). Nigeria drew a lot of criticism in their defeat against Croatia because they simply dropped their heads and didn’t play with any confidence or commitment really. They will be outperformed by Iceland in those departments. [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Iceland News and Form

What an introduction it was for Iceland to World Cup competition. In their first ever game at a World Cup, they held one of the pre-tournament favourites, Argentina to a 1-1 draw. They fully deserved the point that they worked so hard to get. Yes, they were on the back foot and camped in their own half for most of the game, but they remained organised and they played with tremendous spirit. Iceland did also look really good on the break because when the timing was right, they just poured forward and showed some cracks in the Argentinean defence. Throw on top of that their aerial height from set pieces and they will beat rehat in this game. The only concern about backing them outright to win the game is that they are not in winning touch, much like Nigeria. Iceland are only D2 L3 in their last five games played which isn't great and their defence has been vulnerable in that sequence. But they don’t look too likely to lose against Nigeria realistically and if they can get up a head of steam, there is a big three points on offer for them here. The bet365 first goalscorer market favourite is Alfred Finnbogason who is at 5/1* (Betting Odds were taken from June 19th, 2018 at 9:47 p.m.) and he had a great game up front holding the ball up against Argentina.

Nigeria v Iceland Head to Head

This will be the first-ever game between Nigeria and Iceland.

Nigeria v Iceland Betting Odds*

Nigeria 19/10 Iceland 17/10 Draw 11/5 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 19th, 2018 at 9:47 p.m.)

Nigeria v Iceland Predictions

Iceland are such a difficult team o break down but they cause so many threats from set pieces and direct counter-attacks. They will get their chances against Nigeria, built for our Nigeria v Iceland predictions were are expecting a low scoring, tight game and the draw in the match outright appeals.  
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Croatia v Nigeria Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

Croatia v Nigeria- World Cup 2018
Croatia v Nigeria Betting Preview - World Cup 2018 16th June - 8.00 p.m (Full time: 2:0 - goals: Etebo 32' (OG), Modric 71' (P)) Croatia have been labelled as being a dark horse Russia 2018 and this action is coming from the competitive Group D which also houses Argentina and Iceland. Croatia are going to need to make a strong start to play up to their billing. Nigeria just seen their form fall away ahead of the tournament and so we will be interesting to see if they can shake that off and cause some kind an upset here. Here are our Croatia v Nigeria predictions.

Croatia News and Form

In trying to pick out some dark horses for the 2018 World Cup, Croatia look as if they should be top of the list. They don’t actually look a bad option to go and beat Argentina to win Group D outright. Ahead of their big game against Argentina, which will be their second fixture, Croatia will want to have three points on the board going into that. Croatia are doing okay with their form having won five of their last nine, losing just two of those. They faced African opponents on the weekend in their final warm-up fixture as they took a 2-1 win over Senegal. Croatia have only won two of their last five fixtures though and have just been struggling in front of goal. For our Croatia v Nigeria predictions running as one of our key options is under 2.5 goals is at 8/13 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken on June 12th, 2018 at 8:29 p.m.). That does have pretty good appeal as Croatia have failed to hit the back of the net in three of their last five games played. The real strengths of Croatia lie in the middle of the pitch with a fantastic high-quality midfield, and they will look to their main man Mario Mandzukic for goals and he is the 8/5 odds favourite in the bet365 anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken on June 12th, 2018 at 8:29 p.m.). Croatia did not actually manage to win their World Cup 2018 qualification group, finishing second behind Iceland who they will meet again in Group D. They eased their way past Greece in the World Cup qualifying play-off round and they should be competitive at the World Cup, with a lot of their players plying their trade at top European clubs. Croatia have only conceded more than one goal on two occasions in their last nine games so it’s hard to see Nigeria tearing them apart. [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Nigeria News and Form

So in our predictions for Nigeria v Croatia we aren’t expecting the scoreboard be ticking over on a regular basis. Croatia do look better of the two nations and they are favourites to win this, but with their lack of goal output it may well be worth considering Croatia to win by a one-goal margin at 12/5 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken  on June 12th, 2018 at 8:29 p.m.). The Super Eagles have seen their form fall away ahead of the World Cup, which is pretty poor timing. They can be forgiven for their 2-1 defeat against England at the beginning of June, but then their follow-up lost against the Czech Republic is not a result that bodes well for them in having to take on Croatia who are a much higher quality opponent. Nigeria have come up with only two goals in their last four fixtures, which for Croatia v Nigeria predictions again indicates that goals may be at a premium. You can consider both teams not to score option at 4/6 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 12th, 2018 at 8:29 p.m.) and that looks like a pretty reasonable option. At the end of the day, Nigeria may not be able to hold themselves together at the back because they have only managed to earn one clean sheet in their last eight games, with defeats coming in four of those. So based on their current form which has seen them lose three of their last four games, it looks as if the Super Eagles are going to have a hard time working their way into this fixture. Getting enough quality ball off of Croatia is going to be a tough task in and of itself.

Croatia v Nigeria Head to Head

This Group D meeting at the 2018 World Cup will be the first ever competitive match-up between Croatia and Nigeria.

Croatia v Nigeria Betting Odds*

Croatia 8/11 Draw 27/10 Nigeria 19/4 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 12th, 2018 at 8:29 p.m.)

Croatia v Nigeria Predictions

We like the setup for Croatia have and they have a good enough midfield to control this game and drive forward to collect three points. The Nigerians are blowing just a little cold have the moment and although they will have patches of competitiveness,¬†our Croatia v Nigeria predictions suggest that Croatia can win by a one-goal margin.¬†  
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Who will be the best African team at the World Cup?

World Cup 2018 Betting
There are five African teams at the 2018 World Cup, but will any of them qualify for the last sixteen of the tournament? We’ve enjoyed the performances of certain African players throughout the last domestic season including the Egyptian Mohamed Salah who was voted the Premier League Player of the Year after some scintillating displays for Liverpool. Sadio Mane has also been part of that team’s success and he will represent Senegal in Russia, while we will also see Nigeria, Morocco and Tunisia make an appearance at the 2018 World Cup. Bookmaker William Hill have created a Top African Team betting market and it could be a simple case of selecting a country that will make the last sixteen.

World Cup 2018 Outright Winner Odds*

  • Brazil 4/1
  • Germany 9/2
  • Spain 6/1
  • France 11/2
  • Argentina 9/1
  • Belgium 11/1
  • England 16/1
  • Portugal 25/1
  • Uruguay 28/1
  • Croatia 28/1
  • Colombia 40/1
  • Russia 40/1
  • Poland 66/1
  • Denmark 100/1
  • Mexico 100/1
  • Switzerland 100/1
  • Bar 200/1
* (betting odds were taken from William Hill on June 6th, 2018 at 3:34 a.m.) Senegal, Egypt and Nigeria are all vying for favouritism, so let’s look at their group opponents and weigh up their chances. EGYPT catch the eye in a weak-looking Group A, with the Pharaohs meeting Uruguay in their opener although they then have Russia and Saudi Arabia who are the lowest-ranked teams in the tournament. Egypt are 15/8 odds* (betting odds were taken on June 6th, 2018 at 3:34 a.m.) to qualify from their group. Much rests on the shoulders of Mo Salah although the Egyptians will be confident that they can make the last sixteen of the competition and their talisman has been absolutely phenomenal for Liverpool. SENEGAL are a similar price to qualify for the last sixteen of the World Cup and Group H looks to be the most open of the competition, with Poland, Colombia and Japan all clashing with the African side. Much depends on whether the Senegalese players can get a positive result against the Poles in their opening match before an easier-looking clash against Japan before meeting the Colombians. Senegal are 4/11 odds* (betting odds were taken on June 6th, 2018 at 3:34 a.m.) to get out of Group H.

Top Africa Team Odds*

  • Senegal 9/4
  • Egypt 5/2
  • Nigeria 11/4
  • Morocco 7/1
  • Tunisia 9/1
* (betting odds were taken from William Hill on June 6th, 2018 at 3:34 a.m.) NIGERIA might be a similar price to be the top African team although the truth is that the Super Eagles have been dealt a very tough hand, with two tough European contenders along with Argentina. It might not be a forlorn hope to qualify from this group, with the Nigerians opening with a clash against a Croatian team who blew hot and cold in qualifying and actually finished runner-up behind Iceland. The Icelanders are getting used to major tournament appearances after a bright showing at Euro 2016 and will be difficult to beat, while Argentina might have defensive issues but they are extremely strong in attack. What about TUNISIA and MOROCCO? We are happy enough to put a line through the Tunisians on the basis that Belgium look like very strong contenders and England should really have too much to allow them a sniff of second place, even if the Three Lions are prone to wobbling at a major tournament. Morocco are a more interesting beast at 7/1 odds with William Hill* (betting odds were taken on June 6th, 2018 at 3:34 a.m.) and this is a side who are excellent from a defensive point-of-view which could well be a problem for Portugal.
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England v Nigeria Predictions & Betting Odds – 2nd, June 2018

Football Betting
England v Nigeria Betting Preview - 2nd, June 2018 Things are getting serious now for England with the 2018 World Cup just around the corner. The Three Lions warm up against Nigeria on the weekend ahead of the tournament, and it will be important for them to stay in a positive frame of mind and to try and get some good momentum going ahead of the tournament, especially in front of goal. Nigeria will pose a threat to them after having secured a place at Russia 2018 after a comfortable qualification campaign.

England v Nigeria Betting Tips

England are in solid form, enough to make a decent case for themselves in this international friendly as they look ahead ahead to the 2018 World Cup. Their goal output has been a bit disappointing recently though despite boss Gareth Southgate putting out a more attacking formation and trying to get the players to adopt a more positive mindset. To be far their style of play has improved, but will the goals flow for them? England have only managed the four goals in their last six games. In their World Cup 2018 qualification campaign the Three Lions did have a relatively easy group but still they produced an average of less than two goals per game. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 is 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:37 p.m. on May 30th, 2018) and given their recent run of results that looks a pretty solid option. At the back England have been strong having conceded in just two of their last eight fixtures and they are unbeaten in eight as well. That’s not bad at all considering their last four games have been against tough opponents in Germany, Brazil, Netherlands and Italy. England have just the one goal in their last four games and an England one nil correct score option at bet365 is at 9/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:37 p.m. on May 30th, 2018). The Super Eagles of Nigeria put together a strong qualification campaign to get to the World Cup finals. In the last qualification round, they were actually placed in a tough group alongside Cameroon, Algeria and Zambia. But Nigeria came flying out of the box and produced a W4 D1 L1 record on the board along the way, earning convincing home wins over Cameroon and Algeria. So rightly they should have a bit of confidence behind them as they head to Russia 2018 where they will be taking on Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in a really competitive Group D. Nigeria have only suffered the one defeat in their last six fixtures and that lone defeat was a friendly loss against Serbia back in the March international break. Notably, before that though they did record back-to-back victories over Argentina and Poland so they are a threat. So if you want to back the Africans to get on the scoresheet at Wembley then both teams to score at bet365 is at 6/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:37 p.m. on May 30th, 2018). There is every reason to suggest that they will turn up at Wembley and give England are pretty rigorous workout.

England v Nigeria Betting Odds*

England 2/5, Draw 3/1, Nigeria 6/1* (Betting Odds taken at 9:21 p.m. on May 28th, 2018)

England v Nigeria Predictions

Will England go with their likely starting 11 for the World Cup in this one or will Gareth Southgate use it to get a late look at some options? England have been struggling in front of goal lately, and that’s something that’s going to need change if they are going to have a successful World Cup campaign, but for now it may be worth backing the Three Lions take a one goal margin victory.
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Sky Bet offer 6/1 odds on Nigeria to win against France at World Cup 2014

Skybet
Nigeria kick off against France in their second round clash in the 2014 World Cup as pretty heavy underdogs. The odds on Nigeria to win against France have the Super Eagles out as heavy 6/1 underdogs at Skybet. That‚Äôs not too surprisingly perhaps, as Nigeria have won just one of their last eleven World Cup matches. It has been a real mixed bag of results for the Super Eagles at the World Cup, who were only third favourites to make it out of their group which contained Argentina, Bosnia and Iran. A disappointing draw against Iran was followed with a narrow win over Bosnia, before falling at the hands of the Lionel Messi show against Argentina. But Nigeria have scored in all but one of their previous ten World Cup matches against European sides, so they have a big trend going there, and they did bag themselves a couple against Argentina which would have given them some great confidence. They are looking to be just the fourth African side ever to make it to the quarter finals. So they have already come through their group trial as underdogs, so can they take it a step further and beat France? The 6/1 odds on Nigeria to win against France which are available at online betting site Skybet, an offer which is great value, are tempting to have a shot at. After all, Nigeria did win the only previous meeting between them, a 1-0 victory in France back in 2009. They don‚Äôt have the strike power that France have, no-one is going to argue that, but with the likes of Emmanuel Emenike and Peter Odemwingie, they have players who can finish chances if they fall their way. It is important for the Super Eagles to play with pace and power going forward, to really trouble the French defence. If you fancy the African underdogs to have their day, then snap up the fantastic odds of 6/1 on Nigeria to win at Skybet. The bookmaker is also running a great promotion for this match, where they will refund lost bets on select markets if France fail to win the game in 90 minutes.  
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France v Nigeria Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2014

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France v Nigeria World Cup 2014, 30th June Betting Preview France head into this one as strong favourites and it is hard to see an upset happening in the match. Les Bleus, on the back of some strong performances so far have been moved into 10/1 shots to win the title in Brazil. The winner of this match will move ahead to play the winner of Germany and Algeria.

France v Nigeria Betting Tips

France are odds on favourites to win this match. They looked more than comfortable in their group, taking convincing wins over Honduras and Switzerland, before rounding off with a draw against Ecuador. The two sides have met just twice before, and that was back in 2009 with the Super Eagles taking a 1-0 win in the match. France have suffered defeats in two of their last three encounters against African sides at the World Cup. Those were against Senegal in 2002 and four years ago against South Africa. Sandwiched in between that was a win over Togo. France are running hot going forward, as no side produced more attempts at goal in the group stage than Les Bleus did. Karim Benzema now has nine goals in his last nine international appearances and can be backed at 10/11 in the anytime goalscorer market. Olivier Giroud looks in good back up stage and is 5/4 to net at any time. They have an offensive threat, and they have also won all three of their previous second round ties at the World Cup. So history is on their side and they are worth backing to get through. They have gone on to make it to the semi finals on each of the last five occasions that they have made it out of the group stage. In the group stage, Nigeria opened with a disappointing draw against Iran, and then pulled off a shock win over Bosnia, and rounded off with a defeat against Argentina. Thanks to Iran not beating Bosnia in their final match, the Super Eagles scraped through to the knockout stage of the competition. They have lost on their last two appearances at this stage of the competition, and both were against European opposition. There isn't a lot of forward power to bank on for Nigeria, but they have scored in all but one of their last 10 World Cup matches against UEFA sides. But their form at the World Cup is poor having won just one of their last 11 matches in the tournament. Their current form is poor too, having won just one of their last six.

France v Nigeria Betting Odds

France 1/2, Draw 1/2, Nigeria 5/1 Online betting site Sky Bet are offering a money back special for this one. If France fail to win this game inside 90 minutes, then you will get your money back on selected markets, up to the maximum of £25. A £5 minimum stake is needed for the qualifying bet.

France v Nigeria Predictions

Would not look any further than France for this one. There appears to be a clear division between the two nations and Les Bleus have far more to offer as an offensive unit. The strengths for Nigeria are in digging in, but you would expect France to break them down and progress.
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Odds on Nigeria to beat France | World Cup 2014

France v Nigeria
France didn't have the most difficult of groups to navigate and they did exactly what was expected of them. They topped the group by beating Honduras and Switzerland and then took their foot off the gas a bit when notching a scoreless draw with Ecuador. They've looked very good going forward and in Karim Benzema they have a top quality goal-getter. This France squad have their head together - remember what happened at the last World Cup? Tough route to the final though - they'll have to overcome probably Germany in the quarters, followed by possibly Brazil in the semis. Nigeria's key to getting through to the quarter final is to frustrate France on Monday night. They are very solid at the back and kept clean sheets against Iran and then  Bosnia, who posed a much more potent threat. Although they only scored once in those two games, they did bag two goals against Argentina in a 3-2 loss. Only the magic of Lionel Messi hauled Argentina through with three points. Nigeria have good quality all over the field and in Emmanuel Emenike they have a real class forward. Keeping it tight at the back for as long as possible will cause France to start tinkering with their tactics and once that begins, Nigeria have the pace and guile to open up a vulnerable back line. The latest odds on Nigeria beating France are 13/2. LATEST MATCH ODDS - France v Nigeria  World Cup 2014 France  8/15 Draw     100/30 Nigeria  13/2 with BET365 TO QUALIFY France  2/7 Nigeria  7/2 with BET365 FIRST GOALSCORER Karim Benzema 7/2 Olivier Giroud    9/2 with BET365 Loic Remy            11/2 Antoine Griezmann        6/1 with BET365 Mathieu               Valbuena             9/1 Remy Cabella     10/1 Ahmed Musa     10/1 with William Hill Emmanuel Emenike        12/1 with BET365 Paul Pogba          11/1 CORRECT SCORE France 1-0           6/1 France 2-0           13/2 with William Hill Draw 1-1              8/1 France 2-1           9/1 France 3-0           10/1 Draw 0-0              11/1 France 3-1           14/1 Nigeria 1-0          18/1 Draw 2-2              22/1 Nigeria 2-1          22/1 TOTAL GOALS Over 2.5               10/11 with William Hill Under 2.5            10/11 with William Hill BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE No          4/5 Yes         11/10 HALF-TIME/FULL-TIME France/France   13/10 with William Hill Draw/France      7/2 Draw/Draw         11/2 Nigeria/Nigeria 12/1 Draw/Nigeria     14/1 VERDICT: The longer Nigeria can keep France scoreless, the better. There's enough experience in the Nigeria squad to contain the classy French and if they can reach half-time still at 0-0 they'll have a real chance of nicking a late winner as France begin to panic and alter their formation and tactics. It'll be a low-scoring affair with Nigeria running the legs off France and grabbing a late winner. Remember, these sides only ever met once before (five years ago) and Nigeria won 1-0.
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Nigeria v Argentina Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2014

Nigeria v Argentina
Nigeria v Argentina World Cup 2014, 25th June Betting Preview Both of these are still in contention to book a spot in the round of sixteen. A draw would suit both of these perfectly as it would be enough for Argentina to secure top spot, while Nigeria would follow them through with a point also. However, the Africans could still steal top spot if they come out and post a victory.

Nigeria v Argentina Betting Tips

As long as Iran don’t beat Bosnia in the other group match on Wednesday, then Nigeria would be through. They need a point to guarantee top spot. They opened with a really frustrating 0-0 draw against Iran, and that was their fourth draw in their last six matches. It was also their ninth World Cup match in a row in which they had failed to post a win. But then the Super Eagles managed to pull something out of their hat, going as underdogs against Bosnia in what was pretty much the battle for second place in Group F, winning 1-0 thanks to a fantastic strike by Peter Odemwingie. The two sides have played three times before at the World Cup and the Argentineans have won all of them. From six meetings in total, Nigeria have only managed to pick up one victory over the Albiceleste. Nigeria have further weight against them, as they have not beaten a South American side at the World Cup in their previous four attempts. The win by the Super Eagles over Bosnia in their last match, snapped a run of nine matches without a World Cup win (D3 L6), so it really was a bit of an upset. They are now 221 World Cup minutes without conceding a goal, so given the pattern of Argentina’s games so far, they may have enough to frustrate the South Americans and force the game under 2.5 goals. Largely thanks to Lionel Messi, Argentina have now won their last four matches on the bounce, but the victories at the World Cup so far haven’t been convincing. They took a battling 2-1 win over Bosnia in their opener thanks to a special goal by Lionel Messi and then they looked to have been held to a 0-0 draw against Iran until Messi popped up with another brilliant goal. Argentina just don’t look to have a Plan B. Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain have been very poor and even when they got out wide and threw balls into the box against Iran, there was no-one in there. Argentina have only scored eight goals in six previous matches against Nigeria, an average of 1.3 per game. The Albiceleste don’t look to be in a lot of danger of losing this one, as they have lost just the one of their last 14 World Cup matches and in that sequence they have conceded just the five goals. Lionel Messi has finally turned up for a World Cup, which is great and he is 4/5 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market. They need him clearly and he has scored eight in his last seven appearances for Argentina.

Nigeria v Argentina Betting Odds

Argentina 1/2, Draw 3/1, Nigeria 7/1 Place a first goalscorer, anytime goalscorer, scorecast and correct score bet at Betfair and if the refund trigger which you select for the game gets activated, then you will get losing stakes on those markets refunded. Yes, you  pick the trigger from the match ending 0-0, Lionel Messi scoring first, Sergio Aguero scoring first, the first goal being a header or Lionel Messi scoring two or more in the match.

Nigeria v Argentina Predictions

Would expect this to be a little bit flat. Both would be happy enough to coast to the next round by settling for a draw, even though Nigeria could still take spot with a victory. Given the history between the two sides, it’s unlikely to happen though and the South Americans are more likely to get the victory on the board. Would just back them in the outright market.
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Odds on Nigeria to beat Argentina | World Cup 2014

Argentina v Nigeria
Argentina, for all the shouting abnout them pre-tournament, have been very disappointing. They struggled to overcome a decent Bosnia side 2-1, while Lionel Messi bailed them out of trouble with a very, very, very late winner against Iran. But it's a case of job done effectively, rather than job done attractively and efficiently. They sit atop Group F and a draw with Nigeria will ensure they stay there and avoid France in the round of 16. On that subject, it could be that Argentina will then face Belgium in the quarter finals - a definitely winnable game for La Albiceleste. At the semi final stage, anything can happen and Argentina are currently around 4/1 to win the tournament (one firm appear to be going 9/2). Meanwhile, Nigeria struggled against Iran in their Group F opener.  Big stage nerves may have gotten to the Super Eagles but they hit their stride in round two with a much improved 1-0 victory over Bosnia. Nigeria are going the right way, and only a heavy defeat to Argentina and a big win for Iran over Bosnia on Wednesday night will prevent them from progressing to the round of 16. A draw against Messi Et Al would suffice nicely. The latest odds on Nigeria beating Argentina are 15/2. LATEST MATCH ODDS - Nigeria v Argentina World Cup 2014 Nigeria  15/2 Draw     3/1 Argentina            4/7 FIRST GOALSCORER Lionel Messi       11/4 with BET365 Sergio Aguero   4/1 with BET365 Gonzalo Higuain               5/1 with BET365 Rodrigo Palacio 6/1 with BET365 Ezequiel Lavezzi                13/2 with William Hill Maxi Rodriguez 10/1 Angel Di Maria   11/1 Emmanuel Emenike        12/1 Peter Odemwingie          12/1 CORRECT SCORE Argentina 1-0     13/2 Argentina 2-0     7/1 Draw 1-1              15/2 Argentina 2-1     9/1 Argentina 3-0     11/1 Draw 0-0              12/1 Argentina 3-1     12/1 Draw 2-2              18/1 with William Hill Nigeria 1-0          22/1 TOTAL GOALS Over 2.5               10/11 Under 2.5            EVS BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE No          10/11 Yes         EVS VERDICT: With a draw suiting both teams perfectly, expect that to be the final outcome. Nigeria are very capable going forward and may be able to expose the Argentinian defence. Have a punt on a 1-1. If you're feeling brave and having a good World Cup, the 15/2 about Nigeria winning this game is not beyond the realms of possibility. It's worth remembering that three years ago, Nigeria beat Argentina 4-1 (Argentina's goal was a 90th minute penalty).
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