Portugal vs Nigeria prediction 17/11/2022

Portugal

Portugal

4 : 0

Nigeria

Nigeria

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  • Date: 17/11/2022
  • Competition: International Friendly
  • KO: 19:45 CET
  • Venue: Estádio José Alvalade (Lisboa)

One week out from their opening match against Ghana at the FIFA World Cup, Portugal hosts Nigeria at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in a final warm-up friendly match.

One of the pre-tournament dark horses, Portugal enters the competition as eighth favourites, priced at 15.0 to win their first-ever World Cup title. Now, ahead of their first fixture against Ghana, Nigeria should provide similarly tough opposition in Lisbon.

Portugal vs Nigeria Betting Tips: Portugal to win

Breezing through their WC qualifying campaign, Portugal´s recent form has been a little less impressive, having lost two of their last three against Spain and Switzerland in the UNL while they have won just 5 of their last 10. 

Portugal had won each of their last four home matches prior to their loss to Spain, which cost them a chance to regain the Nations League title next summer. 

Of course, the UNL is hardly the World Cup and the Portuguese, currently ranked 9th in the FIFA rankings, seem likely to prove major contenders in Qatar.

For this friendly, it´s difficult to make too many solid predictions, although a home win should probably be expected with Nigeria in poor form, losing 5 of their 8 most recent matches. Indeed, the Super Eagles have not been quite so super in recent months, having also lost 5 of their last 6 on the road, including a 2:0 loss to Costa Rica last week.

As such, while caution should be advised given the nature of this friendly, a home win looks a likely outcome, with the Portuguese likely to have enough quality and desire to get a couple of goals in front of an expectant home audience in Lisbon. 

Portugal vs Nigeria Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Portugal

    4 : 0

    Nigeria

    Friendly International

Portugal

Portugal Team News

Looking to increase fluidity and cohesion ahead of next week´s competition in Qatar, Portugal seems likely to include several regulars in their starting XI. However, second-half rotation should see a number of changes throughout this fixture.

Last matches of Portugal

  1. Portugal

    2 : 0

    Uruguay

    World Cup

  2. Portugal

    3 : 2

    Ghana

    World Cup

  3. Portugal

    4 : 0

    Nigeria

    Friendly International

  4. Portugal

    0 : 1

    Spain

    UEFA Nations League

  5. Czech Republic

    0 : 4

    Portugal

    UEFA Nations League

Portugal lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Rui Patrício

Defenders

  • 2

    Diogo Dalot

  • 4

    Rúben Dias

  • 24

    António Silva

  • 19

    Nuno Mendes

Midfielders

  • 8

    Bruno Fernandes

  • 14

    William Carvalho

  • 25

    Otávio

  • 10

    Bernardo Silva

Forwards

  • 11

    João Félix

  • 9

    André Silva

Nigeria

Nigeria Team News

Head coach José Peseiro has selected four uncapped players in his 23-man squad, and debuts could be handed to the likes of Bright Osayi-Samuel and Ebube Duru.

Victor Osimhen could feature, having joined the group following Napoli´s weekend win against Udinese.

Last matches of Nigeria

  1. Portugal

    4 : 0

    Nigeria

    Friendly International

  2. Costa Rica

    2 : 0

    Nigeria

    Friendly International

  3. Algeria

    2 : 1

    Nigeria

    Friendly International

  4. Nigeria

    2 : 0

    Ghana

    African Nations Championship Qualification

  5. Ghana

    2 : 0

    Nigeria

    African Nations Championship Qualification

Nigeria lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 23

    Francis Uzoho

Defenders

  • 2

    Bright Osayi-Samuel

  • 5

    William Troost-Ekong

  • 6

    Kevin Akpoguma

  • 17

    Calvin Bassey

Midfielders

  • 7

    Ademola Lookman

  • 4

    Wilfred Ndidi

  • 18

    Alex Iwobi

  • 15

    Moses Simon

Forwards

  • 10

    Joe Aribo

  • 12

    Terem Moffi

Key Facts Portugal vs Nigeria

  1. Portugal have won 4 of their last 5 home matches
  2. Portugal scored 2 goals or more in each of those victories
  3. Nigeria have lost 5 of their last 6 away matches
  4. Nigeria conceded 2 goals in 4 of those 5 losses

Main prediction Portugal - Nigeria

Portugal to win

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58% winrate

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5 wins in a row

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Portugal vs Nigeria - FAQ

? Portugal Player to Watch
Cristiano Ronaldo - With his Man Utd career appearing to be over, the 37-year-old will be determined to remind the Portuguese faithful of his storied career. The man known as CR7 has scored a staggering 117 goals in 191 appearances for the national team.
? Nigeria Player to Watch
Victor Osimhen - The Napoli forward has been in superb form, scoring 8 goals in his last 9 appearances for the Neapolitans.
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