Brazil vs Nigeria | Friendly International Betting Preview & Tip (13.10.2019)

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Brazil vs Nigeria | Friendly International Betting Preview & Tip (13.10.2019)

After sharing the spoils with Ukraine at Dnipro Arena, Nigeria will be looking to claim a major scalp when they face star-studded Brazil in yet another friendly international. The Super Eagles are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to Singapore, but grabbing something from the game against Neymar and Co. is easier said than done. Anyhow, a real football festival is on the cards at National Stadium as both teams are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s friendly.

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Can the Super Eagles match star-studded Brazil?

Super Eagles – No Iheanacho, Ebuehi returns

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has announced a 23-man squad for upcoming friendly against Brazil. Despite showing signs of improvement of late, Leicester City attacker Kelechi Iheanacho once again failed to make the cut, but Benfica defender Tyronne Ebuehi returns to the squad after overcoming his injury. The Dutch-born footballer is back following a 15-month absence due to cruciate ligament problem.

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Leganes defender Kenneth Omeruo and Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu are both out of contention with injuries, with CSKA Sofia attacker Efosa Solomon-Otabor receiving his first-ever call-up for the Nigeria senior team.

Full list:

  • Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Emil Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany).
  • Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Tyronne Ebuehi (Benfica, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England).
  • Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Anderson Esiti (PAOK Salonica, Greece); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain).
  • Forwards: Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Viv Solomon-Otabor (CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge, Belgium); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Prague, Czech Republic).

All eyes on Neymar

Despite being heavily linked with a move to Barcelona in the summer transfer window, Neymar remained at Paris Saint-Germain. The 27-year-old superstar has been producing fine performances with les Parisiens in the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 season and, no doubt, he will be the man to watch in Tite’s team when Brazil and Nigeria face each other in a friendly at National Stadium in Singapore this Sunday.

Neymar came as a substitute for Roberto Firmino in a shocking 1-0 loss to Peru in September, but the former Barcelona ace is likely to start against the Super Eagles. Neymar has netted 61 goals and provided 41 assists in 99 appearances for the national team and he is likely to pose a big threat for Nigeria defenders.

Gabriel Jesus, who has been in Kun Aguero’s shadow at Man City this season, is pushing for a start, whilst Bayern Munchen summer signing Philippe Coutinho is likely to prove a handful for the Super Eagles back-line as well.

First meeting since 2003

When the two teams met in a friendly at Abuja National Stadium in 2003 Brazil recorded a routine 3-0 win over Nigeria, with the likes of Gil, Beletti and Kleber scoring for the South American giants. Back then Ronaldinho was considered Brazil’s biggest star, but it has to be noted that the Super Eagles defeated the Selecao at the Olympic Games in Atlanta 1996 despite the fact that Ronaldo led the line for Mario Lobo Zagallo’s troops.

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Victor Osimhen player during the friendly match between national team Ukraine against Nigeria national team

Nigeria defeated Brazil 4-3 in the semis of the tournament, with legendary attacker Nwankwo Kanu scoring a brace for Our Boys. The Super Eagles then outplayed Argentina 3-2 in the title game, with Emmanuel Amunike scoring the winner in the dying minutes of the match.

Nowadays, a number of Nigeria footballers compete in the Champions League, meaning that they should not be written off just yet when it comes to friendly against Brazil.

Our Brazil vs Nigeria Betting Tip

When Brazil and Nigeria face each other on the international stage a lively contest is on the horizon. Brazil head coach Tite is likely to field the best possible side against Our Boys and given the attacking potential of the Nigeria national team, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals.

10 goals in total have been netted in previous two meetings between the two teams and we are positive that fans at National Stadium in Singapore will see goals galore this Sunday. Over 2.5 goals bet is priced 9/10 at Lions Bet, whereas Brazil are seen as hot favourites to win the match (1/2 at bet365).