Argentina and Nigeria face each other in the third game both teams will play in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.
The South American side has been on the backfoot ever since the tournament started. After a draw with Iceland, they were mightily thumped against Croatia. The team looked disjointed and clueless.
Questions have been asked of Jorge Sampaoli’s team selection as he left out Angel di Maria, Paolo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain on the bench. No player looked comfortable and their messiah, Lionel Messi was almost invisible.
If Argentina can defeat Nigeria, their chances of qualifying for Round of 16 will increase. It will all come down to who wants it more.
Nigeria, on the other hand, bounced back from a stellar defeat at the hands of Croatia. Their manager also changed the formation, but Coach Rohr’s experiment worked.
The Super Eagles looked a completely different unit against Iceland. They dominated the game and were showing shades of being what was expected of them. With that win, they’ve put themselves in a good stead for qualifying phase.
An argument can be made that Nigeria just needs to draw this game and still qualify for the next round, and maybe they will be more defensive than they really are.
However, this would mean that they are inviting more pressure onto themselves, which can be exploited by the likes of Messi and Aguero.
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When and where?
This match is to be played at Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia. The ground has a capacity of 64,287 and it is going to be a mostly sunny day in Saint Petersburg with no chance of precipitation.
Where to watch Argentina vs Nigeria live?
The clash will take place at 11:30 PM (IST) on June 26th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV and Sony Ten 2.
ARG vs NGA recent form (Last six matches)
Argentina – L D W L W L
Argentina hasn’t won in two games and has performed far below expectations. The team has looked a shadow of its former self and needs to believe in itself more.
Nigeria– W L L L L D L
After a disappointing loss to Croatia, the team has struck back with a win against Iceland. The team looked completely different and will want to continue with the show.
ARG vs NGA Head to head
Argentina Won – 5
Nigeria Won – 2
Not Decided – 1
Argentina and Nigeria have played eight times with each other before. The last meeting was won by the African nation by 2-4 and it took place in 2017.
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ARG vs NGA Probable Playing 11:
Nigeria (3-5-2) –
Uzoho, Omeru, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Idowu/Eubehi, Moses, Etebo, Ndidi, Mikel, Idowu, Musa, Iheanacho
Caballero/Guzman, Salvio, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico, Biglia, Mascherano, Dybala, Messi, di Maria, Aguero
Players to look out for-
The Leicester City forward scored twice on his FIFA World Cup debut. He is expected to be upbeat with his performance and prove that it wasn’t a fluke.
If Argentina has any hopes of pulling off a miracle, it will have to heavily depend on their captain Lionel Messi. He needs to prove why he’s one of the best players of all time.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Argentina vs Nigeria –
Both teams need a positive result from this match. We expect Argentina to win or this game to be a draw.
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