Iwobi thrilled to find the net for super eagles in win over Lesotho

Iwobi thrilled to find the net for Super Eagles in win over Lesotho

Nigeria came from behind to beat Lesotho in Maseru in their second group game in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, with the team cementing top position in Group L. Alex Iwobi, who broke the deadlock for the Super Eagles in the 4-1 win over Lesotho, was thrilled to open his goal-scoring account. The Everton midfielder is brimming with confidence ahead of Saturday’s clash against Norwich City, where Marco Silva’s troops aim to build on a 2-1 win over Southampton.

Iwobi thrilled to find the net for super eagles in win over Lesotho

Will Iwobi return to the starting XI against Norwich City?

Super Eagles got off to a flying start

Nigeria kicked off their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 2-1 win over Benin, and, to make things even better, Our Boys outplayed Lesotho in their second group game as well. The underdogs took the lead after 11 minutes, but 15 minutes later, Alex Iwobi leveled the score. Lille attacker Victor Osimhen provided an assist for the Arsenal man, who scored a beautiful goal to level things up.

“Good start to the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, I am pleased to grab a goal too as a bonus,” Iwobi tweeted after the match.

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Samuel Chukwueze scored the second for the Super Eagles in the 36th minute, and thanks to Victor Osimhen’s brace, Gernot Rohr’s men completed the comeback. In the dying minutes of the match, Chidozie Awaziem scored an own goal to set up the final score (4-2). As a result, Nigeria are leading the standings after two rounds, and they are three points clear of second-placed Benin in Group L.

Iwobi now focused on EPL Matchday 13

Alex Iwobi has been struggling to find his best form ever since he joined Everton for a fee that could rise to £34m, but the goal against Lesotho surely gave him a confidence boost. The 23-year-old has lost his place in the starting XI, coming as a substitute for Theo Walcott in a 2-1 win over Southampton. Iwobi’s excellent performances during the international break, though, could persuade Marco Silva to recall him to the starting line-up against Norwich City on EPL Matchday 13.

Seeing that the Toffees aim to climb to the top half of the Premier League standings, they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Canaries, who are stuck at the bottom. Alex Iwobi and Co. will not have a better chance than this to get back on course at their Goodison Park; therefore, we believe that punters can find value in betting on Everton. You should bear in mind that the Toffees are 9/4 (3.25) at William Hill to win both halves.

Our Premier League Matchday 13 Betting Tips

Man City vs Chelsea over 3.5 goals @1/1 (2.00)

Manchester City will be aiming to bounce back from a painful 3-1 loss to Liverpool when they take on Chelsea at their Etihad Stadium. The Blues have been scoring goals for fun under Frank Lampard this season, and given Man City’s attacking potential; a high-scoring affair is on the cards. In their last meeting in the English top flight, the Citizens crushed the capital club 6-0.

Tottenham to win at 17/20 (1.85)

Tottenham made a slow start to the season, and, as a result, head coach Mauro Pochettino got fired on Tuesday afternoon. Legendary Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho took over the reins, and, no doubt, “the Special One” is going to help the team regain much-needed confidence. Since Harry Kane has found his goal-scoring touch of late, we predict that Spurs are going to beat West Ham United in the local derby on Saturday.

Watford to win @23/20 (2.15)

Watford desperately needed a win against Norwich City on Matchday 12, and they managed to get one. The Hornets recorded their first victory of the season at Carrow Road, but they remained in the relegation zone in the standings. Quique Sanchez Flores’ charges need to keep on raising their form if they are to secure yet another elite division survival, and given Burnley’s poor away record, we believe that Gerard Deulofeu and Co. are going to pick up all three points from Saturday’s clash.