Nigeria - Uruguay Betting Preview: Expect a close contest between the Africa and South America champions

Stephen Keshi’s men got off to a flying start against Tahiti and most Africans will be rooting for them when Uruguay come calling in their next game

The Super Eagles were not at their best when they took on Oceania minnows Tahiti in their first game that ended 6-1 to top the standings in Group B.

They should brace up for a stiffer test against the South Americans tonight. With Ladbrokes Nigeria are available at 4.50 to win the game and book their qualification to the next round of the tournament.

Uruguay have been in a fine form the last three years after reaching the semi-finals stage of the 2010 World Cup before winning the Coppa America, but failed to shine against the best team in the world in a game they lost by 2-1 enjoying only 29% of the possession, but can put themselves back in the fray with a win over Nigeria in the 2013 Confederations Cup.

Oscar Terebez’s side is priced at 1.80 with Ladbrokes to beat Nigeria increasing their chances of qualification to the next round of the tournament whiles the same firm offers a whopping 3.50 for both teams to share the spoils.

Dynamo Kiev striker Ideye Brown is expected to get a starting role in the game after Anthony Ujah and Ahmed Musa failed to score in the first game against Tahiti and he has been pegged at 9.00 to score first whiles the same firm offers 3.50 for the striker to score anytime in the game.

The Uruguayans will be counting on the goal prowess of Luis Suarez to fire them up in the game against the Super Eagles and he priced at 5.00 to open the scores, but the Liverpool forward is also available at 2.10 to score anytime.

The African representatives are available at 6.50 to come from behind to win or draw whiles the South America champions are chalked at 5.25 to win or draw from behind.

A win for Nigeria and under 2.5 goals scored in the match is backed at 8.50 with Ladbrokes whiles the same firm puts forward 3.80 for Uruguay to win and under 2.5 goals scored in the match.

The Super Eagles are set to make a semi-final berth in the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil if they take all three points against the South Americans who have depth in their squad.

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