Sports Innovation previews the World Cup match between Liberia and Nigeria and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Nigeria pay a visit to the Grand Stade de Tanger to take on Liberia in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.
A return to winning ways last time out kept Nigeria on top of the Group C table. The Super Eagles have nine points from four games, leaving them on the brink of progressing to the third round. With Odion Ighalo back, and in-form Victor Osimhen leading the attack, a fourth win is the aim.
Liberia, on the other hand, have failed to book their place for the next round. The rock-bottom side have nothing left to play for in Saturday’s qualifier, meaning they won’t too fussed about spoiling Nigeria’s party.
Facts and figures for Liberia vs Nigeria in World Cup.
- Liberia has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Liberia conceded in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Liberia’s last 4 of 6 matches.
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Nigeria’s last 5 of 7 matches;
- Nigeria scored in the last 5 of 7 matches.
Current form — Liberia vs Nigeria
Helpless Lone Star desperate for a turnaround
Results have been close to hopeless for Liberia in recent months and a quick turnaround is sorely needed. Peter Butler’s side have had to endure a tough spell in their last 3 matches from which they have nothing to show. They were beaten 2-0 by Nigeria before Cape Verde ran out 2-1 winners. A third defeat on the trot followed against Cape Verde, who came out 1-0 winners.
The Super Eagles need consistency
Nigeria have been in a relatively mixed run of form across recent fixtures. In their last 3 matches, Gernot Rohr’s side beat Cape Verde 2-1 before suffering a surprise 1-0 home defeat to Central African Republic. They got revenge last time out by beating the latter 2-0 on the road.
Liberia vs Nigeria — fixture history
The last match between these teams was a World Cup qualifier back on 3 September 2021 and saw Nigeria claim a 2-0 victory.
Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet 3 times in the past 7 matches between Liberia and Nigeria. Both teams found the back of the net 3 times in those 7 matches. Nigeria tend to have the upper hand against Liberia, grabbing all 3 points 5 times in 7 matches in the World Cup.
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Victor Osimhen. He is one of the Nigerian players, who is showing decent form on the international stage. He managed to find the back of the net 3 times in his most recent outings. Surely, he will want to add more goals against Liberia.
As for the home side, Kpah Sherman and Van Dave Harmon have scored one goal a piece in their last 6 matches.