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World Cup – Nigeria vs Cape Verde: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the World Cup match between Nigeria and Cape Verde and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Another top-of-the-table clash in the CAF World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday sees Nigeria and Cape Verde lock horns in Lagos.

A place in the playoffs is at stake in what is almost the equivalent of a final. The winner takes all, while the loser goes home empty-handed.

In Nigeria’s case, a draw will be enough to progress into the next round of the qualifiers. The Super Eagles hold a two-point lead over second-place Burkina Faso, who must win at all costs, at the top of the Group C table.

Our tip

Facts and figures for Nigeria vs Cape Verde in World Cup.

  • Nigeria has won 22 of the last 26 home matches.
  • Nigeria has kept 6 clean sheets in the last 8 home matches.
  • Cape Verde has conceded in 5 of the last 6 matches across all competitions.
  • Cape Verde has lost 4 of the last 7 away matches.

Current form — Nigeria vs Cape Verde

The Super Eagles performing to expectations

It is difficult to point a finger at recent results for Nigeria, as they have performed according to their level. In their last 3 matches, Gernot Rohr’s side lost 1-0 to Central African Republic 1-0 before getting revenge by winning 2-0 in the reverse fixture. They won again last time out by beating Liberia 2-0.

The Blue Sharks are on a roll

Cape Verde head to Lagos in excellent form. In their last 3 matches, Bubista’s side sealed 2-1 and 1-0 victories over Liberia before seeing off Central African Republic last time out in a 2-1 win.

Nigeria vs Cape Verde — fixture history

The last time the pair played each other, Nigeria came away as 2-1 winners in a World Cup qualifier back in September 2021. Their only other meeting in the World Cup qualifiers ended in a 0-0 draw in January 2013.

Top goalscorer

All eyes will be on Victor Osimhen in what is a crucial match for Nigeria. The Super Eagles striker scored again at the weekend to help seal the team a 2-0 win over Liberia to continue his excellent start to the season for club and country.

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