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Both countries battle for supremacy as they fine-tune strategies for next years’ Fifa World Cup in Brazil

Italy take on Nigeria at Fulham’s Craven Cottage in Monday’s International friendly. The Eagles still in a very happy mood after beating Ethiopia 2-0 to qualify for the Brazil 2014 World Cup will be hoping to secure their second win in three days over Prandelli’s men.

The Europeans come into this encounter with a 1-1 draw against Germany and are overwhelming favorites with Ladbrokes to clip Super Eagles’ wings within 90 minutes. They are available at odds of 2/3 (1.66) with the online firm.

Nigeria are meanwhile offered at just 4/1 (5.00) to claim victory with the draw available at 12/5 (3.40) at Ladbrokes. 

This encounter will be the first meeting between both teams since the Azzurris defeated Nigeria at the USA '94 World Cup in the Second round and Keshi – a key member of that team will eye a revenge mission for the team he captained under Clemens Westerhof. You can back the reigning African champions to win either half at 19/10 (2.90).

Just as Nigeria, Italy were equally impressive in qualifying, as Cesare Prandelli's outfit also went unbeaten with six wins and four draws from their 10 fixtures in Group B of the European section. And with the likes of Mario Balotelli and Andrea Pirlo involved in this one, you can expect a whole lot of trouble for Eagles’ backline. Little wonder Ladbrokes tips the Azzuris to go goal crazy between 2-3 goals at 20/21 (1.95).

Vincent Enyeama has been in fine form of recent for club and country as he is yet to concede goals in eight matches. The OSC Lille goalkeeper will be expected to continue his fine run at the Craven Cottage. Betting on him to keep another clean slate at 7/2 (4.50) will be a wise choice for punters.

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