Nairabet Preview: Argentina – Nigeria: Back La Albiceleste for victory without Messi

The South Americans will be missing their star man but will still be expected to do well without him

Argentina will take on Nigeria at the Krasnodar Stadium in an international friendly on Tuesday.

Jorge Sampaoli’s men come into this game on the back of a 1-0 win over Russia on Saturday courtesy of a late Sergio Aguero strike. Argentina will be looking to get back to their best form after a less than convincing World Cup qualifying campaign and are backed at odds of (1.50) to win this game with Nairabet.

The Super Eagles rounded up their own qualification with a 1-1 draw away to Algeria last Friday. They ended the campaign unbeaten and will thus head here in high spirits. It’s a big test for Gernot Rohr and his charges have been priced at odds of (6.50) for a precious victory.

John Ogu - Algeria vs Nigeria

Only once have these two teams drawn and are quoted at odds of (3.95) with the same firm for another one.

Argentina have claimed victory over Nigeria five times in seven encounters, losing only once. They are favourites to avoid defeat in Krasnodar at (1.10).

Only on three occasions did the result of this fixture produce less than three goals. Both sides are brimming with attacking talent so punters can back more than three goals in the game at (2.00).

Argentina Nigeria PS

It is also in the aforementioned three games that both teams failed to score but for this tie, YES is priced at a juicy (2.15).

Lionel Messi withdrew from this game but Sampaoli still has big names he can call on in place of the Barcelona ace. The South American giants are available at odds of (1.40) with Nairabet to open proceedings at the Krasnodar Stadium.