Nigeria plays against Cape Verde in the last fixture of CAF Group C World Cup Qualifiers. Both teams look to secure the top spot and consequently a place in the next FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar next year. Read on to find out how we are tipping these teams to perform in this fixture.
Free Predictions with the Best Odds for Nigeria vs Cape Verde
Our CAF World Cup qualifier predictions are premised on extensive data research and analysis. Based on recent stats, H2H and in-depth preview of this fixture, the following are our best free picks for the big game:
- Football Whispers Prediction One-Half-time result: Draw @ 1/2 (1.50)
- Football Whispers Prediction Two-Match result: Nigeria to [email protected] (Odds not yet available)
- Football Whispers Prediction Three-Total goals: Under 2.5 @ (odds not yet available)
Note: Odds from Netbet are subject to change.
A tough duel is expected when Nigeria hosts Cape Verde for an an-all-decider match. The winner in this game will secure a place in the World Cup playoffs. However, we don't expect both sides to yield early in the game. Both teams boast a strong defence, which is why we are backing a draw in the first forty-five minutes.
Nigeria to edge out Cape Verde
This fixture will be a tough one for both sides given how they have performed recently. However, playing at home means Nigeria will have massive support in this game in its quest for a place in the Next World Cup. The hosts defeated Cape Verde 2-1 in the reverse fixture away from home. Ranked at position 36 by FIFA, Nigeria is among the best teams in Africa. Cape Verde is ranked 76th by FIFA.
We think this fixture will have fewer than three goals. Given that it is the last group stage fixture in CAF World Cup qualifiers, managers of these teams will likely take a cautious approach on matchday. Moreover, both teams have strong defence lines hence shouldn’t concede goals easily.
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Match Preview: Battle Royale for World Cup Places between Nigeria and Cape Verde
Nigeria vs Cape Verde is one of the most interesting CAF World Cup qualifiers fixtures to watch this week. Both teams have lost once in the last five matches and will attempt to secure a place in the next World Cup. Notably, only two points separate these teams in Group C having secured 12 and 10 points respectively in 5 matches. As a seasonal qualifier of the FIFA World Cup tournament, Nigeria's Super Eagles is a team to watch in this fixture. Top strikers plying their trade in Europe's top-flight such as Victor Osimhen, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho are expected to feature for the hosts. Moreover, Odion Ighalo is also expected to play in this game after getting a call-up for this important match.
FAQs-Nigeria vs Cape Verde
Where is the match venue?
The match venue is Mashood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, Nigeria.
What is the kick-off time for Nigeria vs Cape Verde?
19:00 GMT +3
How many points do the two have so far?
Nigeria has 12 points while Cape Verde has 10 points after five matches.