Nigeria surprised everyone with their performance against Iceland in their second group game. After being humiliated by the Croatians, they were expected to succumb and perish in the group stage only but their brilliance performance brought them alive in their world cup dream and also revived the hope of Argentina fans. It remains a very big question whether after winning, Argentina would still go to the knockout phase or not but there’s still some hope for Lionel Messi and company to carry on their third world cup dream. It would not be shocking as well if Argentina fails short of Nigeria in their final game because they have played terribly in the first two games and now they would be coming to face a Nigerian side that has got pace. Argentina had not also been popular at the moment for defending as well but this is do or die moment for Argentina no matter what where so it is expected that both the teams would score goals.
According to bet365 the odds of Nigeria winning this game is 11/2, odds of drawing this game is 10/3 and the odds of Argentina winning this game is 11/20. Similar odds have been provided by skybet too as their odds for Nigeria emerging out victorious are 5 and probability for a draw is 10/3 and for Argentina to win the odds are 8/15. Betfair odd for Nigeria is 11/2, for Argentina is 11/20 and the odds of this match ending in a draw are 10/3.
It remains to see what team Argentina would field in this game because Jorge Sampoli has been removed as a coach then who would manage things and how the players would form up. But whatever happens Lionel Messi will helm the Argentine attack with Paulo Dybala pushing for a start in this game alongside Angel Di Maria
Nigeria – W L L L D L
Argentina – L D W L W L
Argentina is most likely to come out on top after this game.
Man Of The Match:
If Nigeria has to win then it would fall on Ahmed Musa and if Argentina wins, it will be Lionel Messi.