Competition: World Cup
Market: Both teams to score
Odds: 10/11 @ Bet 365
Jorge Sampaoli will need his Argentina side to immediately bounce back if they want to stand any chance of staying in this summers World Cup finals.
The 2014 World Cup finalists know that they must bounce immediately back from their embarrassing performance last week if they want to stand any chance of reach the last 16. After only managing to secure a 1-1 draw with World Cup debutants Iceland in their opening outing in Group D, Argentina were thumped 3-0 by Croatia last week and now find themselves bottom in the charts. Needing to beat Nigeria and have a helping hand from Croatia against Iceland, they must improve on their recent defensive issues, with Willy Caballero’s high profile mistake adding to a recent defensive tally that has seen them ship 14 goals in their last six games.
As for Nigeria, while The Greens had endured an incredibly difficult start to the finals after slumping to a 2-0 loss to Croatia in their opening fixture, Salisu Yusuf’s side, inspired by former Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa’s two goals, Nigeria earned a 2-0 win over Iceland and a second win on the bounce could see them snatch the second qualification position. However, while their confidence may be high, Nigeria have never beaten a side outside of Europe in the World Cup and they have also only recorded one clean sheet in their last seven. While we expect Nigeria to find the net, we do believe a certain Lionel Messi might be to much for them to handle at the other end.
Bet: Both teams to score at Argentina vs Nigeria in Tuesdays World Cup showdown 10/11 @ Bet 365
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