Nigeria vs Argentina Odds

Nigeria vs Argentina World Cup 2018

Argentina will head into this match with plenty of confidence considering they have an imperious record over Nigeria at the World Cup. It's quite astonishing that the two teams have been placed in the same group five times in the last seven tournaments, and Nigeria certainly won't have been happy to be pooled alongside them yet again.

Yet this could be Nigeria's big chance. They were impressive against Iceland and Argentina have been woeful so far in this tournament. Lionel Messi missed a penalty in their first match, a rare feat, and they were simply dreadful against Croatia, resorting to dirty tactics during the latter stages. Can Argentina do enough to reverse this form slump and rise from the ashes like they did in qualifying?

Croatia are the runaway leaders in Group D, and each of the other three teams including Nigeria and Argentina will have a genuine chance of finishing second in the group. Nigeria's fate is in their own hands - win and they're home, or draw and they are almost certainly through. Argentina must win and hope Iceland doesn't beat Croatia. It could also come down to goal difference, so goals are crucial.

Despite Argentina's poor form, they are still clear favourites in this one, and on paper they should breeze past the Nigerians. But the game isn't played on paper, and Nigeria realistically only need a draw. Argentina have the players to break down a defensive unit though, and we think that they can do it.

Argentina will enter at -183, while the draw is a decent pick and available for +355, and Nigeria is at outsider rates of +412 for the unlikely victory. We're sticking with the Argentines regardless of the context, and tipping a 1-0 win. We will have to wait and see if that is enough for them to progress.


Nigeria vs Argentina Betting Tips

  • 1

    Correct Score - Argentina 1-0 @ +558

  • 2

    Which Teams Will Score? - Argentina only @ +151

  • 3

    Anytime Goalscorer - Lionel Messi @ -125

  • 4

    Over/Under - Under +2.5 @ +103

Nigeria vs Argentina Preview

Argentina's overwhelming favouritism, while expected, does not offer the betting community much in terms of head to head odds, and therefore you will be no chance of a big outlay. The best option may be to place a parlay bet, combining this head to head result with other sure things in the final round of matches. Our top picks are Spain, Brazil and Germany.

There are plenty of alternatives. We have predicted that only Argentina will score and that option is presenting great value in the 'which teams will score?' market. You can obtain +151 for a wager here.

The over/under market also provides a good opportunity for a bet. As Nigeria are looking for a draw, the unders is perhaps the best option. The line is set at +2.5 goals - go for the unders at -103 looks to be the top choice.

If you are happy with the overs, there's little point in just betting that there will be under 2.5 goals in the match. The smart pick would be to utilise the matchbet and totals market, allowing you to parlay the under +2.5 into a Argentinian victory. This would give you slightly higher odds (+267).

Finally, there's always the correct score market for those who want to really press for a large payout. Our prediction of 1-0 is actually one of the favoured results, priced at +558.