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Benin - Nigeria
CAF World Cup Qualifiers
Mon, 10.06.2024 – 7:00 PM GMT+3
our main tip:
Under 2.5 Goals

Benin vs Nigeria prediction

The race for the 2026 FIFA World Cup in the African Continent continues this week as Benin will be taking on Nigeria in the 4th qualification round of Group C at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Abidjan. The Cheetahs were off to a poor start in their qualification campaign after failing to record a win in their opening group games. These results leave them at the rock bottom of the group with just a point claimed via a draw from a total of 3 matches, and as it is now their ambition to feature in their maiden FIFA WC is in jeopardy.

Meanwhile, the road to the World Cup has indeed been filled with challenges and disappointments for the 2023 AFCON finalists, Nigeria. However, they still have the chance to rejig their WC dreams and possibly wrap up the year as leaders of Group C with a chance of finishing things off from an easy angle in the next round of qualification.

These Nations are mostly known for their doggedness when it comes to defending and this matchup between them coming at a time when there’s a big need for points, only the usual caginess that comes from matches involving these two comes to mind. Therefore, Our Benin vs Nigeria prediction is Under 2.5 Goals and we recommend the Under 2.5 Goal market.

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Main tip: Under 2.5 Goals

Our Benin vs Nigeria predictions

According to the statistics and the odds of the bookmakers, we suggest the following tips:

Prediction 1: Under 2.5 Goals

3 reasons why we back Under 2.5 Goals :

  • Nigeria’s last 5 matches produced an average of 2.40 goals
  • Benin’s previous 5 games featured 2.20 goals
  • 4 of their last 5 H2Hs featured less than 3 total match goals

Odds for this bet

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The odd of 1.51 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 66% chance that this match will not feature up to 3 goals.

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Prediction 2: First Team To Score – Nigeria

3 reasons why we back Nigeria to Score First:

  • Nigeria opened the scoring in four of their last five matches.
  • Benin only found the back of the net first in 2 of their last 5 games.
  • Nigeria scored first in 3 of their last 4 direct meetings with Benin

Odds for this bet

Betboro offers competitive odds for “First Team To Score – Nigeria”

The odd of 1.59 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 63% chance that Nigeria will score the first goal in this match.

Odds comparisons for First Team To Score – Nigeria

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Betwinner – odds 1.59

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Prediction 3: Half With Most Goals – Second Half

3 reasons why we back Half With Most Goals – Second Half:

  • 3 of Nigeria’s last 5 games finished with more second-half goals.
  • Benin have conceded 2nd-half goals in three of their last five matches.
  • Given their defensive prowess, these two Nations would mostly start this game from a tight perspective.

Statistics for Benin vs Nigeria Prediction

Benin’s team news!

  • 29-year-old Brest striker, Steve Mounie who scored against South Africa will be at the heart of Benin’s attack.
  • Other Players to watch are the midfield duo, Junior Olaitan, Sessi D’Almeida, and the ever-present CB’s, Mohammed Tijanni and Cédric Hountondji.

Nigeria’s team news!

  • The Super Eagles will be without their striker, Victor Osimehn who has been ruled out of action due to an undisclosed injury, leaving Boniface another opportunity to lead the attack.
  • Also, Forrest’s, Ola Aina will be unavailable for selection due to injury but will be replaced by a new squad addition, Sodiq Ismail.
  • Bayer Leverkusen’s Nathan Tella was replaced by Caykur Rizespor’s winger, Ibrahim Olawoyin, after voluntarily withdrawing himself from the WC qualifiers squad.
  • Atalanta’s Europa League hero, Ademola Lookman is expected to make his return to the squad alongside Alex Iwobi.

H2H statistics

We take a look at their last 3 meetings

  • Benin have 0 wins, Nigeria have 3 wins
  • They scored an average of 1.00 goals
  • The last time they met, Nigeria won 0-1

Latest results Benin

  • 3 wins, and 2 draws, in their last 5 matches
  • 4 goals scored in their last 5 matches. Average 0.80 goals per match
  • They lost 1-0 against Senegal during their last match

Latest results Nigeria

  • 3 wins, and 2 losses in their last 5 matches
  • 5 goals scored in their last 5 matches. Average 1.00 goals per match
  • They lost 0-2 against Mali during their last match
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