England – Nigeria : Preview & Prediction
A few days before the start of the 2018 World Cup, England will begin its preparation campaign. For this, Gareth Southgate’s men welcome Nigeria to Wembley Stadium. After a clear round in the playoffs (eight wins and two draws), Harry Kane’s teammates quietly secured their ticket to Russia. For its part, Nigeria has emerged from a very delicate pool in qualifying. Opposed to Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia, the Nigerians did not suffer the slightest defeat and finished easily at the top of their group. If the African nation should be taken very seriously by the selection of the Three Lions, the English team seems daunting in front of its supporters. Having lost at home since nine games, England could succeed in building confidence during this phase of preparation.
England has not lost since nine games in front of their home crowd.
The two teams met only once in 2002 (0-0).
Nigeria has just been held in check by the Democratic Republic of Congo (1-1).
The English remain on a series of eight games without defeat.
If this meeting should still be balanced, it is certain that England will do everything to win. Expected to turn before every major competition, the English must arrive in Russia with full confidence. Led by a new generation, the selection of Three Lions will have arguments to make for the international event. For that, Gareth Southgate surely hopes that his men will do the job against Nigeria.
England – Nigeria : Betting Tips
England – Win Odds: 1.45
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70