World Cup 2018 | Nigeria v Argentina Tips | 26th June 2018
GROUP D of the 2018 World Cup finishes on Tuesday as Argentina take on Nigeria. Adam Goodwin shares his thoughts on the best betting angle.
Many were wondering how it could get any worse for Argentina after their 1-1 draw with Iceland. It could – Croatia rubbed salt into Argentinean wounds as they battered them 3-0. It was a defensive horror show and leaves Lionel Messi and co on just one point after two games.
The Nigerians, on the other hand, were superb in their 2-0 victory over Iceland and it was Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa who bagged a brace for his country. They’re now in a great position to qualify from Group C but need to avoid defeat here.
Nigeria to score
If you watched both Argentina’s and Nigeria’s most recent matches, you’ll know that the 5/1 available on Nigeria looks like terrific value.
Nicolas Otamendi and Marcos Rojo looked disorganised and lacked any pace, whilst the Argentinean midfield failed to track-back and left gaping holes in the midfield. This is something that a quick and energetic Nigeria frontline will relish playing against. Victor Moses, Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho caused Iceland lots of problems on Friday and I can see them doing the same to Argentina.
Jorge Sampaoli’s side conceded 16 goals in 19 games during their World Cup qualification and Nigeria failed to score in just 1/8 (13%) of their games in qualifying. So, the 97/100 on Nigeria to score 0.5 goals could be a good