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Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Nigeria will look to make a strong start to their Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign when they host Sierra Leone on Thursday at 5pm (UK time).

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Betting Tips

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Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Predictions

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 4/6 with Sky Bet
Correct score 1-0 27/5 with SBK
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Nigeria head into this match on an awful run of form, losing two recent friendlies against Ecuador and Mexico to extend their winless run to five games. To add to their woes, the Super Eagles are without some of their biggest stars for this international break, including the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho and Victor Osimhen. Goals have been an issue of late even with those forwards around, so Jose Peseiro will have to find some solutions in the attacking third.

Sierra Leone, meanwhile, have won their last two friendlies, beating Congo 2-1 and Liberia 1-0. However, in competitive action, they have just one win in their last nine.

These two nations shared draws in both their meetings during qualification for the previous edition of Afcon; one a forgettable 0-0 and the other a memorable 4-4. So who knows what to expect this time…

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Nigeria vs Sierra Leone match stats

Nigeria have failed to score more than once in a single match in their last five internationals. The highest-scoring player in their current squad is Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi, with just nine goals in 56 caps.

Sierra Leone made the 2021 edition of Afcon, qualifying for the tournament for just the third time in their history and the first since 1996. Like Nigeria, they may struggle to find goals in this match, with the top scorer in their squad Kwame Quee, who has three goals in 31 caps.

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Nigeria 1-0 Sierra Leone

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone odds

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone head-to-head

These two nations have met 16 times in the past, with Nigeria winning nine and losing just two.

The last two meetings have ended all square in contrasting fashion, with Nigeria and Sierra Leone sharing 0-0 and 4-4 draws during qualifying for Afcon 2021.


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