Czech Republic vs Nigeria Betting Tip
Czech Republic vs Nigeria | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
World Cup is approaching, and Super Eagles are doing their final preparations before heading for Russia. After England, the next opponent is the Czech Republic. Gernot Rohr wants to check out some players and tactics and to finalize the process of preparing for the upcoming challenges. The Czechs had disappointing qualifiers, and this talented nation is looking for a way to rebuild their squad and recover from this failure.
Both selections are oscillating pretty much in the recent times, and we can’t say that they perform very well. However, that doesn’t have to mean anything, because many new faces were included over the last few matches, and games they played were not competitive. This is a final test for Nigeria, which means that they will go out strong and try to increase the morale by winning after four straight matches.
Nobody could have predicted a devastating loss of the Czechs against Australia. The former European champions were broken into pieces by the Aussies, conceding four goals, without scoring a single one. It was the third game in a row in which they allowed two or more goals. Also, they couldn’t net twice during that span, indicating that this team has a lot of problems. Someone might say that their record of three wins and two losses in the latest five events is ok, but have in mind that they defeated China and Qatar among others. Both of these countries do not possess even average quality, to be honest. Captain of the squad is Marek Suchy, a defender from Basel, but the most prominent names are strikers. Matej Vydra from Derby County and Patrick Schick, 22-year-old Roma forward, who was supposed to become a part of Juventus, but failed to pass the medicals.
Latter 45 minutes of the clash with England should be the role model of play for the Nigerian team. Even though they lost this event with 1-2, there were some good periods in their game. These guys have a potential to be very dangerous and lethal at the World Cup. What is going to be a huge advantage for the Super Eagles in this meeting is the fact that they have better physical attributes than the Czechs. The athleticism of the starting lineups can’t be compared, especially when we see the pace of the African team. This is probably going to be the decisive factor on the pitch, and Nigerian players have enough experience to use that and impose their own tempo and style of play.
Czech Republic vs Nigeria Head to Head
Back on December the 11th 1996, we saw a clash between the Czechs and Nigeria, at the Hassan II Trophy tournament, in Morroco. In front of 60,000 at Casablanca, the European team won, 2-1.
Odds and Predictions
The Super Eagles are being favored by the bookies. Their win is set at 21/20 which is a very good bargain if you ask us. A draw is 11/5, while the victory of the Czechs will bring you 11 nairas on 4 invested.
Czech Republic vs Nigeria Top Betting Tip: Nigeria (2-0)
We are not going to be subjective if we say that Nigeria has much more quality than their rival in this game. While the Czechs are still rebuilding and looking for the right style of play, the Super Eagles are already a formed team, with a capacity to hurt world-class football nations. Karel Jarolim’s boys are struggling to find the net, and that is one more reason, why to bet against them. Also, you can’t see any of the Czech players in top European clubs, while on the other side, we have several of Nigeran internationals who have excellent roles in Chelsea, Leicester, Arsenal etc. To cut to the chase, our final prognosis, Nigeria vs Czech Republic 2:0.