Nigeria vs Argentina 101 Great Goals prediction: Nigeria 1-2 Argentina
Lionel Messi faces his final chance of rescuing his World Cup ambitions as he looks to take Argentina to three points against Nigeria.
Whilst Croatia are already through, both Nigeria and Iceland sit ahead of La Albiceleste meaning reaching the Round of 16 is out of their control.
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Nigeria vs Argentina betting tips: Who will win?
Nigeria advancing to Round of 16 by securing three points on Wednesday is at 11/2.
Argentina going home with a draw ending as the final result between the two nations is at 10/3.
Lionel Messi pulling his side to a win over Nigeria is at 11/20 with Bet365. The South Americans are heavy favourites.
Nigeria vs Argentina match preview
The Super Eagles produced a shock win to claim three points over Iceland as Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa struck twice.
Salisu Yusuf’s side now control their own fate in the competition knowing even a draw could see them advance through to the knockout stages.
Three points would see Nigeria advance and just a point could be required if Iceland were to defeat Croatia.
Then a +2 goal difference would have to be turned round by Iceland on the African nation to prevent the Super Eagles from reaching the Round of 16.
Meanwhile, the 2014 finalists are on the brink of elimination with a win and Croatia beating Iceland required for them to keep their hopes alive.
Jorge Sampaoli’s side have endured a miserable time in Russia, having been held by Iceland to a 1-1 draw and losing 3-0 to Croatia.
Argentina’s horror tournament so far…
Whether you love Leo Messi or not, there is no denying that Argentina’s two games at Russia 2018 so far have been gut wrenching.
The draw and missed penalty versus Iceland and hammering at the hands of Croatia, simply do not feel a fitting way for Messi to end his international career.
And, make no bones about it, if Argentina fail to get out of their group, a large swath of influential stars will retire from international football, including Leo Messi.
Whilst Croatia’s likely weakened line-up versus Iceland has a big bearing on this group, the eyes of the world will be on Messi and Argentina.
Nigeria, who came from 2-0 down to beat Argentina 4-2 last November will be chomping at the bit to secure their own progression and stun the South Americans.
A simply fascinating World Cup match awaits.
Nigeria team news vs Argentina
Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is a doubt with a hand injury, however, he is expected to play with a cast.
Argentina team news vs Nigeria
Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli is expected to make changes to the line-up that lost 3-0 to Croatia on Friday that will see him revert back to a back-four.
Plenty of rumours suggest that Sampaoli is not even picking the team for Argentina any more, so it will be a fascinating line-up, when it is released.
Franco Armani, Ever Banega, Angel Di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain are all set to start.
Nigeria predicted line-up vs Argentina
Argentina predicted line-up vs Nigeria
World Cup Group D update
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