2018 World Cup: Nigeria v Argentina Tips, Preview and Predictions
June 26, 2018
The World Cup is in full swing and producing jaw-dropping moments every day. Nigeria v Argentina is next up for Jorge Sampaoli’s struggling side, meeting the Super Eagles in Saint Petersburg.
After watching Cristiano Ronaldo catapult, himself into Player of the Tournament, Lionel Messi has continued his troubles in Russia – yet to score a single goal or win a game with his nation.
Messi carries the weight of a nation on his shoulders, but it seems to be taking its toll on the superstar.
So, with this huge clash incoming, we’ve picked out our best tips and odds.
Messi to silence the doubters
With the odds against him and critics coming out the woodwork, Messi normally bounces back.
This Argentine outfit is under immense pressure, but back the Barcelona man to drag his nation to a victory and through to the knockout stages.
Messi, his country’s all-time top goal-scorer, has scored 64 goals during his international career and should add to his tally against Nigeria.
He is 3/1 with betfair to score two or more against Gernot Rohr’s men.
Argentina to win and both teams to score
Boasting stars in attack but terrifically weak at the back, if the South Americans win, it’ll be the hard way.
Keeping only three clean sheets in their last 8 internationals, Argentina’s porous defence will be tested by a fast, offensive Nigerian three.
With this in mind, look to back to White and Sky Blues to win, but with the Super Eagles to score at 5/2 with betway.