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Big Match Stats Pack: Lesotho vs Nigeria

09:34 GMT+3 17/11/2019
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The Super Eagles will hope to make it two wins from two games when they feature in Maseru on Sunday

  • Joe Aribo, Wilfred Ndidi - Nigeria

    #1 Head to Head

    Lesotho and Nigeria have faced each other twice, during the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, with the Super Eagles claiming a 3-0 aggregate victory (1-0 in Maseru and 2-0 in Warri).

  • Setsoto Stadium

    #2 Match venue

    This clash takes place at the Setsoto Stadium. It is somewhat a fortress for Lesotho as they have only suffered two defeats at the venue in the past three years, the most recent being a 2-0 2019 Afcon qualifier loss to Uganda on October 2018.

  • Lesotho 2019

    #3 Draw masters

    The Crocodiles can be considered draw specialists as their last four matches have gone that way, including their most recent Afcon qualifier away to Sierra Leone.

  • Tsoanelo Koetle Lesotho 2019

    #4 Solo goal kings

    Lesotho have scored no more than one goal in their previous four matches. Only on one occasion did they fail to find the back of the net. 

  • Nigeria national team line up

    #5 Ranking disparity

    The huge gulf in class between Lesotho and Nigeria is very apparent in the world rankings, with the latter occupying 35th spot, while the former is ranked 138th. In Africa, the Super Eagles are ranked third only behind Senegal and Tunisia, while the Crocodiles are seeded 39th.

  • Super Eagles celebrate - Nigeria vs Benin

    #6 Nigeria and double goals

    Nigeria's 2-1 victory against Benin last week was the fourth time in seven matches that they have scored two goals or more, winning three and drawing one.

  • Victor Osimhen - Nigeria vs Benin

    #7 Osimhen the penalty merchant

    Victor Osimhen has become Nigeria's leading frontman since Odion Ighalo's retirement, starting each of the last three matches since the end of 2019 Afcon and scoring twice - both goals coming from the penalty spot.

  • Jamiliu Collins - Nigeria vs Benin

    #8 Leaky Nigeria defense

    Keeping clean sheets is clearly not one of the Super Eagles strengths at the moment, having conceded in seven of their last eight games. The only clean sheet within this period was the 1-0 third/fourth place victory over Tunisia at the 2019 Afcon tournament in Egypt.