England – Nigeria betting tips for today, June 2, 2018.
Football: International – Friendlies
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Match Result: 2:1 WON!!!
|Both managers, Gareth Southgate (ENG) and Gernot Rohr (NIG) are expected to use this preparatory game as a chance to access the strengths and weaknesses of their sides, experiment with a few in-game tactics, and analyse the respective European/African styles of play in preparation for their upcoming WC group games.|
|While the hosts are yet to kick a ball since drawing 1-1 with Italy in March, the Super Eagles are coming off the back of a 1-1 stalemate with DR Congo on Monday where they were denied victory by a late Ben Malango Ngita penalty.|
|The ‘Three Lions’ are unbeaten in their last four international friendlies dating back to November 2017. Although they have won just once within that period (1-0 vs Holland), they have also drawn with heavyweights Germany (0-0), Brazil (0-0) and Italy (1-1) respectively, who have 13 World Cup (WC) titles between them.|
|For Nigeria, although they have failed to win any of their last two international friendly games (1-1 with DR Congo and a 2-0 loss to Serbia), within their last five friendlies they have beaten Argentina (4-2) and Poland (1-0). With bragging rights up for grabs here, the two sides will want to give themselves a boost with a victory as the start of the eagerly anticipated WC draws ever closer.|
|These sides have met twice previously — in a friendly game 1994 and in the 2002 WC, with the hosts winning the former (1-0) and drawing the latter (0-0).|
|Players to watch: Leading the lines from the front for England is their prolific striker Harry Kane who scored five goals in WC qualification.|
|Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel is expected to rally his side from midfield when he comes up against familiar faces. The ex-Chelsea midfielder scored twice and laid on another enroute to WC qualification.|
|Stat attack: England are unbeaten in their last eight matches (W5, D3) in all competitions.|
|This game could produce very few goals. Each of England’s last six games have produced under two goals while Nigeria have failed to score more than once in their last three.|
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