Lesotho vs Nigeria | 2021 AFCON qualifiers Betting Preview & Tip (17.11.2019)

2021 afcon qualifiers betting

Lesotho vs Nigeria | 2021 AFCON qualifiers Betting Preview & Tip (17.11.2019)

Nigeria will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over Benin when they take on Lesotho at Setsoto Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Super Eagles aim to retain top position in their qualifying group, but Thabo Senong’s troops should not be written off just yet. Lesotho suit Nigeria, but Our Boys will have to prove their worth on the field.

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Will Super Eagles extend their winning run in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers?

Promising start for Super Eagles

Nigeria kicked off their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign in style, with the team beating Benin 2-1 at Akwa Ibom Stadium. In-form attacker Victor Osimhen scored his second goal for the Super Eagles, with Samuel Kalu finding the net in the opener as well. Nigeria fans praised the Bordeaux winger after the brilliant striker, and, no doubt, the rising star is likely to keep his place in the starting XI.

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Despite struggling to find his form in the Premier League, Alex Iwobi produced an excellent performance in the 2-1 win over Benin, and he is likely to play an important role in Gernot Rohr’s team as well. Wilfred Ndidi once again proved his worth, with the Leicester City midfielder breaking up plays and controlling the midfield. Anyhow, Our Boys showed character in their first 2021 AFCON qualifier, coming from behind to beat Benin in Uyo.

Ahmed Musa pushing for a start

Ahmed Musa returned to the field against Benin following a two-month absence, with the Al Nassr attacker coming as a substitute for Victor Osimhen in the 85th minute of the match. Seeing that his injury is in the past, the former CSKA man could be recalled to the starting XI against Lesotho.

“For me, I feel delighted, over two and half months now I have not played for the team, but thank God finally I am back. Any minute the coach wants me to play, I am ready,” said Musa for the Nigerian media ahead of the Benin game. 

Ahmed Musa made his 88th international appearance in the 2-1 over Benin, meaning that he is only 12 matches away from playing his 100th match for the Nigerian national team.

However, since Kalu and Osimhen impressed in Wednesday’s qualifier, Samuel Chukwueze is the only player Ahmed Musa could replace in the starting berth.

Lesotho suit Nigeria

Nigeria and Lesotho meet for the first time since 2007. The two national teams faced each other in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, with the Super Eagles emerging triumphant in both meetings with the Crocodiles. Since Lesotho have yet to find the net in encounters with Nigeria, it is no wonder Our Boys are seen as hot favourites to win Sunday’s qualifier at Setsoto Stadium, the venue which can hold up to 20,000 spectators.

Thabo Senong’s troops kicked off their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 1-1 draw at Sierra Leone as Jane Thaba Ntso scored the equalizer in the dying seconds of the match. Lesotho failed to win the previous six games in all competitions, which is yet another reason why bookies offer such high odds on home win. If you enjoy creating accumulator bets, make sure you take advantage of Supabets extra betting bonus promotion.

Our Lesotho vs Nigeria Betting Tip 

Super Eagles aim to keep their 100% record in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Considering that Gernot Rohr has a full squad to choose from ahead of the trip to Maseru, we believe that punters can find value in betting on Our Boys. Nigeria are more of a team than Lesotho, who failed to win the previous six games in all competitions; therefore, away win should be considered.

Lille striker Victor Osimhen seems to be on top of the game at the moment, and we are positive that he is going to lead the Super Eagles to their second victory in Group L. Even though reputable online betting operators do not offer high odds on the Super Eagles, away win should be considered.