Nigeria vs Argentina Odds

Nigeria vs Argentina Stats

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.

Both sides will have already come up against the two European nations in Group D by the time this match kicks off, and should have an idea of their chances of progression to the Round of 16. Argentina are expected to breeze through this group, and whether they need all three points against Nigeria may prove to be a big factor in determining the outcome of this match.

Nigeria are certainly a chance of reaching the second round for the fourth time, and much will depend on their performances against Croatia and Iceland considering their abysmal record against the South Americans.

Context is always a factor in the third group stage matches. There is a possibility that Argentina won’t need to win to progress to the next round, and they may therefore rest their big names for the Round of 16. Nigeria could also be in this boat, although it’s more likely they will field a full-strength lineup regardless, to try and get one over their arch nemesis.

Regardless of context, Argentina will enter the match as the firm favourite, and start at -201. As the South Americans may not field their strongest lineup, you would perhaps be better off waiting until closer to kickoff before placing a wager. They will certainly drop in price if Lionel Messi and some of the other big names are rested. 

The draw is available for +306, while Nigeria is at outsider rates of +591 for the unlikely victory. We’re sticking with the Argentines regardless of the team that is selected simply because their squad is too good, although we expect another close affair. 2-1 is our pick.


Nigeria vs Argentina Betting Trends

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    When: Tuesday, Jun 26 (2pm ET)

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    Where: Saint Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg

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    TV: FOX, Telemundo*

Nigeria vs Argentina Betting Tips

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 both teams will score and that option is the favoured pick in the ‘which teams will score?’ market. You can obtain -127 for a wager here.

The over/under market also provides a good opportunity for a bet. The line is set at +2.5 goals, and our pick suggests the over will be the winner here. Considering Nigeria and Argentina have played out two high-scoring matches at the World Cup previously, and also taking into account the last result between the sides (4-2 to Nigeria), the over at -147 looks to be the top choice.

If you are happy with the overs, there’s little point in just betting that there will be more than 2.5 goals in the match. The smart pick would be to utilise the matchbet and totals market, allowing you to parlay the over +2.5 into a Argentinian victory. This would give you slightly higher odds (+102).

In this market, you can always choose how aggressive or conservative you would like to be. If you think Argentina and Nigeria can share five or more goals between them for a third consecutive time, you will get +428 for Argentina and over +4.5 goals.

Finally, there’s always the correct score market for those who want to really press for a large payout. Our prediction of 2-1 is actually one of the favoured results, priced at +698. Alternatively, Argentina 2-0 is paying +589, while a 1-1 draw is also up there, priced at +600.