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World Cup – Nigeria vs Central African Republic: Betting Preview

Nigeria, Central African Republic
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Sports Innovation previews the World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Central African Republic and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Nigeria welcome Central African Republic to the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Thursday evening out to maintain their perfect start to their World Cup qualification campaign.

Back-to-back victories over Liberia and Cape Verde Islands in their first two games mean Nigeria sit top of Group C on six points and on course for passage into the third and final round of the African World Cup qualifying phase.

The Super Eagles will fancy their chances of keeping their 100% record in the qualifiers going against Central African Republic, who have just a point to their name across two games.

Our tip

Stats and facts for Nigeria and Central African Republic.

Form Nigeria vs Central African Republic

Super Eagles out to extend winning streak

Results appear to be on up for Nigeria as they seek to make it 3 wins in a row. In their last 3 matches, Gernot Rohr’s side lost 4-0 to Mexico before beating Liberia 2-0. They overcame Cape Verde Islands 2-1 last time out.

Wild Beasts on a poor run of form

It has been nothing but gloom for Central African Republic as results offer little sense of progress. In their 3 latest outings, Raoul Savoy’s side lost 2-0 against Rwanda and went on to a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde Islands. Their latest game produced a 1-0 defeat to Liberia.

Nigeria and Central African Republic – Fixture history

This will be the first time Nigeria and Central African Republic have gone head-to-head in a World Cup qualifier.

Man of the Moment

The standings of the top-scoring players in the last 6 matches show that Victor Osimhen could be Nigeria’s go-to guy for the goals. On the other side, Louis Mafouta is one of the decisive players from Central African Republic. Both players are expected to be dangerous and difficult for defenses to stop on Thursday.