Nigeria is likely to be the strongest African participant in the 2018 World Cup. With a strong lineup and a strategically shrewd German at its helm, the Super Eagles can expect to play in low scoring matches and push their opponents until the end.
Sports Interaction has placed Nigerians outsiders on the outright betting market at +18900. Although it is unlikely that they will win the tournament, there are good odds they will make it to the second round. You’ll also receive generous odds of +230 if they do.
We pick Nigeria to exit the group stage, as Argentina and Croatia have better teams than Nigeria and will be able to do enough to advance from Group D. Nigeria’s best chance is against Iceland in their second match, but they will need to draw or better against Argentina, something that they have never done before.
No matter what happens, Nigeria is an interesting team and one that could prove all doubters wrong. Place a bet on the Super Eagles.
Each team must have a minimum of 30 players in their World Cup squad by May 31st. The final 23-man squads can be completed up to the first week June. This is just days before the tournament starts. We’ll keep you updated as soon as the team sheets are released. But first, let us take a look at the key players in Nigeria and how we believe they will be playing in the tournament.
If you are a fan, then you know that Argentina is the most persistent opponent for Nigerian football since 1994 when they were invited to the World Cup. They will again be sharing a group in Russia with the South American giants.
Although Nigeria has not gained a single point against Argentina at this World Cup, it hasn’t hindered their progress. In three of their five appearances, the Super Eagles reached the Round of 16, including their first start in the USA. Nigeria advanced to the second round with 2-0 and 3-0 wins over Greece and Bulgaria, respectively. They lost to Italy in an extra-time match.Last Updated on October 2, 2021