Nigeria vs Sierra Leone | AFCON 2022
Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Match Preview & Betting Tips
The Super Eagles are all set to kickstart their AFCON 2023 campaign when they host Sierra Leone at the Abuja National Stadium this week.
For all sports betting enthusiasts, this will surely be an exciting match filled with opportunities for pre-match and live betting, so read on for the match details and football betting tips.
Nigeria vs Sierra Leone Head-to-Head & Form
The two teams have clashed 16 times over the course of their history, with Nigeria winning 9 times, Sierra Leone winning only twice, and 5 games ended in a draw.
However, the Super Eagles are currently on a 5-game winless streak across all competitions while their opponents come into the match after winning their last two games.
Nigeria will aim to end their dry spell with Thursday’s match. They’ll be appearing in their 3rd consecutive Africa Cup of Nations tournament and remain unbeaten in their last 6 qualifying matches, with 4 victories and 2 draws during that time.
When it comes to average goals between the teams, Nigeria scores 2.25 goals while Sierra Leone scores 1.25 goals in their meetings.
Nigeria form guide: L-L-D-D-L
Sierra Leone form guide: W-W-L-L-D
Nigeria vs Sierra Leone Team News
The Super Eagles boast a clean bill of health, with no injury troubles and no suspension worries.
Nigeria possible starting line-up: Francis Uzoho; Ola Aina, Semi Ajayi, William Troost-Ekong, Calvin Bassey; Sani Faisal, Joe Aribo, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon; Cyriel Dessers, Terem Moffi
Sierra Leone are also free of injury concerns, with manager John Keister calling 25 players for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier matches, including Sullay Kaikai and Kallum Cesay.
Sierra Leone possible starting line-up: Mohamed Nbalie Kamara; Osman Kakay, Alie Sesay, Steven Caulker, Kevin Wright; Kamil Conteh, Kallum Cesay, Kwame Quee; Mohamed Buya Turay, Musa Kamara, Sullay Kaikai
Nigeria vs Sierra Leone Betting Tips
Despite Nigeria’s recent lack of strength, we believe the team is packed with talent and has got what it takes to dominate the Sierra Leone side on home soil this Thursday. We predict the Super Eagles to walk away with an easy win.
Tip 1: Nigeria to win
Tip 2: Both teams to score
Tip 3: Over 2.5 goals
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