Nigeria (@4.2) vs Argentina (@1.25)
02-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Argentina will win

Nigeria – Argentina Match Prediction | 02-09-2019 04:30

Their goal difference of -3 also has them on the back foot and asit stands, Croatia and Nigeria look like the teams that will progress from Group D. France in 2002, Italy in 2014 and it looks to be Argentina in 2018. History tells us that big teams in turmoil that struggle in the group stages go out of the competition even when presented with a chance to still go through.

Argentina football team are likely to ring the changes after defeat to Croatia last time out, starting with Willy Caballero in goal. Angel di Maria is also likely to return, after being surprisingly overlooked for Maximiliano Meza, while Marcos Rojo, Federico Fazio, Lucas Biglia and Ever Banega are all rumoured to be lined up for starts against Nigeria too. The veteran keepers mishit led to the first goal, and Nahuel Guzman is set to replace him between the sticks.

Some blame their manager Jorge Sampaoli, others think Lionel Messi is the biggest culprit for Argentinas poor performances. Those who think that the manager is most responsible for the failures in the previous two rounds, believe that he hasnt picked the best possible XI. Instead, he gave a chance to several inexperienced players, such as Maximiliano Meza, a player who played only 2 times for his national team before the start of the World Cup.

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Overall, teams are looking at their ninth head to head encounter as Argentina picked up five wins and two losses in past eight. The Super Eagles came on top when the two sides last locked horns, back in November last year when they took a 4-2 victory in a friendly. Each of last four head to head outings saw at least four goals scored with the BTTS option coming in.

No matter who plays they will have the obligation to give until the last bead of sweat so that Argentina will go through. Tomorrow will be the first final. Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli: We have to make our goal five games to reach the final.

They proved to have what it takes to stay competitive to the likes of Argentina in the history of H2H encounters as World Cups, with La Albiceleste winning each of three games only by a single goal margin. The Super Eagles picked up only their second victory in last 14 World Cup affairs when they defeated Iceland on Friday afternoon.

When the two teams met in a friendly in 2017 Nigeria defeated Argentina 4-2 and we predict that Jorge Sampaolis men are going to get their revenge on the African side. La Albiceleste face a must-win situation in Tuesdays football match, but they dont have destiny in their own hands. Argentina will be looking to bounce back from a heavy 3-0 loss to Croatia when they take on Nigeria in their last group game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. Anyhow, the South American giants will fight tooth and nail against Nigeria and we believe that the time has come for Leo Messi to prove his worth at the showpiece tournament in Russia. The Super Eagles, on the other hand, did well to beat Iceland 2-0 in their second group game and, as a result, they are one point away from booking their place in the last 16 of the World Cup.

Nigeria vs Argentina Prediction & Betting Tips

Argentina have put themselves in a very tough position after a nightmare evening in Nizhny Novgorod. A tough 0-3 defeat to Croatia, which followed the opening 1-1 draw to Iceland, faced La Albiceleste with a prospect of a shocking group stage exit in Russia. Petersburg. To avoid such destiny, Jorge Sampaolis men desperately need success against Nigeria on Tuesday evening in St.

If Argentina fail to get out of their group, without doubt their stars will retire from international football, including Leo Messi. Argentina have been poor in each of their opening two fixtures at this tournament and all expect from them to prove themselves against Nigeria. This tactic will give an opportunity to Nigeria to score after fast counter attacks and we will enjoy in one dynamic and open game with lots of scoring chances. So, stakes are truly big and we expect from them one comfortable win. It will be their last chance on this tournament and we expect from them to play aggressive in attack from the first minute.

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Ahmed Musas goals marked a return to goalscoring ways, with only two goals scored in the previous five matches before them a 2-0 defeat to Croatia in their opening World Cup game and a 1-0 loss to Czech Republic in their final warm-up being more reflective of their previous form. Victory against Iceland ended a five-match winless streak for Nigeria team a run in which they had lost four, including three in a row before last weeks success.