Portugal vs Nigeria Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 17/11/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Portugal and Nigeria face off at the Estádio José Alvalade for an international friendly fixture on Thursday, November 17th. Can Portugal sign off with a victory before jetting off to the World Cup? Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Portugal vs Nigeria – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Portugal are aiming finish their World Cup preparations on a positive note when they host Nigeria for a friendly match in Lisbon on Thursday. Read our top predictions for this week’s fixture below.

Half Time/Full Time – Portugal/Portugal

Portugal will be determined to sign off in style with a victory over Nigeria in Lisbon before heading to the World Cup in Qatar and we expect the hosts to dominate from the first whistle in the capital. Nigeria have lost six of their last eight assignments and the current generation of Super Eagles players lack the quality of some of their predecessors. Portugal are strong on home soil and they have led at both half time and full time in four of their last five fixtures in their homeland. Expect a similar outcome to unfold here.

Portugal to Score in Both Halves

Fernando Santos’ Portugal side is packed to bursting with goal-scorers and match-winners and A Seleção have the ability to hurt opponents from all over the pitch. Portugal are particularly potent performers at home and they have notched in both halves in five of their last eight contests in their homeland. Portugal have the quality to do more damage against Nigeria on Thursday and we recommend backing the hosts to score goals either side of the interval again.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Portugal vs Nigeria

View our selection of the top stats for Thursday’s clash below alongside a tool to help you choose the most lucrative odds.

Portugal vs Nigeria Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Thursday’s international friendly tussle between Portugal and Nigeria below.

Portugal Predicted Lineup

Portugal have a strong squad for Thursday's game and for the World Cup in Qatar, though Joao Moutinho, Renato Sanches, Diogo Jota and Goncalo Guedes didn't make the cut for varying reasons. Cristiano Ronaldo's mouthiness again made headlines this week, though the controversial veteran will hope to let his feet do the talking against Nigeria.

Predicted Lineup for Portugal: Costa – Cancelo, Dias, Silva, Mendes – Palhinha, Carvalho, Fernandes – Silva, Felix, Ronaldo

Nigeria Predicted Lineup

Nigeria have taken a new-look squad to Portugal for Thursday's friendly game. Adebayo Adeyleye, Ebbue Duru, Bright Osayi-Samuel and Sopuruchukwu Onyemaechi will be among those hoping to win a first cap. Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Osimhen and Kenneth Omeruo are among the high-profile absentees.

Predicted Lineup for Nigeria: Uzoho – Awaziem, Troost-Ekong, Onyeka, Ebuehi – Iwobi, Akpogyma, Ndidi, Bassey – Lookman, Moffi

Portugal vs Nigeria Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Portugal vs Nigeria prediction

Have these teams met before?

This will be the first-ever encounter between Portugal and Nigeria.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 18:45 BST.

Who is Portugal’s manager?

Fernando Santos has been in charge of Portugal since 2014.

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