Ecuador vs Nigeria prediction

Ecuador

Ecuador

1 : 0

Nigeria

Nigeria

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  • Date: 03.06.2022
  • Competition: Friendly
  • KO: 02:30
  • Venue: Red Bull Arena (Harrison, New Jersey)

The Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey plays host to an international friendly on Friday as World Cup-bound Ecuador takes on Nigeria. 

Betting tips Ecuador vs Nigeria

Both teams enter this friendly contest somewhat short of form with Ecuador winless in their last 5 matches although they did lose just 1 of those matches having played out four 1:1 draws during that winless period.

Going back a little further, Ecuador have now drawn 50% of their matches since June of last year with 9 of their last 18 finishing level. 7 of those 9 draws also saw BTTS. Ecuador have seen BTTS in 7 of their last 10 matches including each of their last 5 and that outcome could be on the cards again here.

Heading to Qatar in November, Ecuador are narrow favourites to claim the win here against a Nigeria side that slipped to a 2:1 loss against Mexico earlier this week. The Super Eagles, absent from the upcoming World Cup in November have now failed to win any of their last 4 matches and none of their last 9 friendly fixtures since 2019 however they carry plenty of goal threat with Feyenoord forward Cyriel Dessers scoring his first international goal in the Mexico loss.

Ultimately, we like the chances of BTTS scoring here with the Nigerians seeing that outcome in 8 of their last 11 away friendlies and Ecuador also seeing BTTS in their 5 most recent fixtures. 

Two sides that appear evenly matched on paper, Ecuador have drawn a lot of games over the past year or so and with Nigeria also drawing 2 of their last 3, a score draw seems the likeliest outcome for this friendly encounter.

Final score 1:1

Ecuador vs Nigeria Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Ecuador

    1 : 0

    Nigeria

    Friendly International

Last matches of Ecuador

  1. Ecuador

    1 : 0

    Cape Verde Islands

    WC Qualification South America

  2. Mexico

    0 : 0

    Ecuador

    WC Qualification South America

  3. Ecuador

    1 : 0

    Nigeria

    WC Qualification South America

  4. Ecuador

    1 : 1

    Argentina

    WC Qualification South America

  5. Paraguay

    3 : 1

    Ecuador

    WC Qualification South America

Last matches of Nigeria

  1. São Tomé and Príncipe

    0 : 10

    Nigeria

    Friendly International

  2. Nigeria

    2 : 1

    Sierra Leone

    Friendly International

  3. Ecuador

    1 : 0

    Nigeria

    Friendly International

  4. Mexico

    2 : 1

    Nigeria

    Friendly International

  5. Nigeria

    1 : 1

    Ghana

    Friendly International

Ecuador

Ecuador Team News

Head coach Gustavo Alfaro has named a 26 man squad for the friendly matches against Nigeria, Mexico and Cape Verde.

However, there was no place in the squad for experienced trio Carlos Gruezo, Christian Noboa and Ayrton Preciado.

Nigeria

Nigeria Team News

Technical Advisor Sunday Oliseh leads a 31 man squad with Rangers trio Calvin Bassey, Leon Balogun and Joe Aribo all expected to feature again prominently. 

Following an excellent campaign with Feyenoord, including 10 goals in the Europa Conference League, Cyriel Dessers scored his first international goal in the narrow loss against Mexico. 

Ecuador vs Nigeria Predicted Lineup

This is the predicted lineup, starting 11 and formations may change.

Ecuador vs Nigeria Predicted Lineup
22

A. Domínguez

3

P. Hincapié

21

J. Cifuentes

9

L. Campana

23

F. Uzoho

21

C. Bassey

3

S. Faisal

19

T. Moffi

Key Facts Ecuador vs Nigeria

  • Ecuador have seen BTTS in each of their last 5 matches
  • Ecuador have drawn 9 of their last 18 international matches
  • Nigeria have failed to win any of their last 9 friendly international matches
  • Nigeria have seen BTTS in 8 of their last 11 away friendly matches since 2014

Main prediction Ecuador - Nigeria

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

58% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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Ecuador vs Nigeria - FAQ

? Ecuador Player to Watch
Enner Valencia - The 32-year old remains his country's principal dangerman with an impressive 35 goals in 70 appearances including 4 in his last 6 for La Tricolor.
? Nigeria Player to Watch
Calvin Bassey - Bassey set up a goal in the narrow loss to Mexico earlier this week and continues to impress for the Super Eagles following his breakthrough season at beaten Europa League finalists Rangers.
? Where to Watch?
This friendly match can be viewed live on Sky Sports and various betting platforms.