Nigeria will be on the road when they wrap up their Group B 2018 World Cup Qualifiers against Algeria at the Mohamed Hamlaoui Stadium on Friday evening.
The Desert Warriors were seen as favourites to make it out of the ‘group of death’ but now find themselves rock bottom with just a single point for all their efforts. It is definitely not where they would have been expected to be but are still quoted at (1.85) with LionsBet for victory.
The Super Eagles were the first African team to book a slot at next year’s World Cup thanks to a 1-0 win over Zambia last time out. It has been a rather smooth ride for Gernot Rohr’s men who have only dropped points once in these tough qualifiers and are (4.15) to finish off with another win.
Previous fixtures between these two nations have ended in a stalemate four times and another one is available at odds of (3.20) with the same firm.
Nigeria has won four of its five World Cup qualifiers, drawing only once – away to Cameroon. The confidence in the team - despite Rohr set to field a second string side, remains high and are a valuable (1.65) to either win or draw.
The three-time Africa Cup of Nations champions matches in this qualifying round have averaged three goals and another outcome is priced at (2.15).
Both sides have found the back of the net in five of their last 10 meetings. As was the case in the reverse fixture which ended 3-1 in Uyo last November, LionsBet offers juicy odds of (2.05) such action again.