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Nigeria v Serbia

Nigeria vs Serbia: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

05:25 GMT+3 26/03/2018
Ndidi, Lewandowski, Troost-Ekong
Gernot Rohr’s men face the Eagles as they hope to end the international window with a victory

Nigeria face Serbia for the first time ever in Tuesday’s international friendly billed for the Hive Stadium, London.

The Super Eagles come into the encounter full of optimism having silenced Poland 1-0 before their home fans thanks to Victor Moses' second-half strike.

For Mladen Krstajic’s men, they got spanked 2-1 by Morocco at the Stadio Olimpico – a slight setback to their 2018 World Cup preparations.

And against the three-time African champions, they will be at their best to return back to winning ways as that will boost their confidence.

Game Nigeria vs Serbia
Date Tuesday March 27 
Time 20:00 WAT

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


In Nigeria, the game can be watched live on SuperSport, as well as being available to stream online using the BT Sport app.

Nigeria TV channel Online stream
SuperSport Eight Africa, SuperSport Select Go N/A

SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Nigeria players
Goalkeepers Uzoho, Ezenwa, Akpeyi
Defenders Shehu, Ebuehi, Aina, Echiejile, Idowu, Awaziem, Ekong, Balogun, Omeruo, Eze
Midfielders Onazi, Ndidi, Ogu, Agbo, Joel Obi, Etebo, Agu
Forwards Musa, Iheanacho, Simon, Moses, Ighalo, Iwobi, Okechukwu, Ajayi

Junior Ajayi could be handed his Super Eagles debut against Serbia as Oghenekaro Etebo may be ruled out owing to a minor injury.

Francis Uzoho is expected to remain in goal ahead of Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi with William Troost-Ekong forming a solid partnership with Leon Balogun at the rear.

Gernot Rohr is expected to keep faith in the same squad that started against Poland on Friday.

Potential Nigeria XI: Uzoho, Shehu, Ekong, Balogun, Idowu, Obi, Ndidi, Iwobi, Iheanacho, Moses, Ighalo 

Position Serbia players
Goalkeepers  Dmitrović, Stojković, Rajković
Defenders Rajković, Tošić, Kolarov, Maksimović, Obradović, Veljkovic, Rukavina, Nastasić, Ivanović
Midfielders Matic, Ljajić, Tadić, Kostić, Živković, Maksimović, Gaćinović
Forwards Mitrović, Ljajić, Prijović

Coach Mladen Krstajić is expected to make a number of changes to the team that started against Morocco.

Nikola Maksimović is likely to be replaced by Branislav Ivanović, while Marko Grujić is pushing for inclusion ahead of Nemanja Matić.

Potential Serbia XI: Dmitrović, Tošić, Basta, Kolarov, Ivanović, Matic, Kostic, Tadic, Živković, Ljajić, Mitrovic


BETTING & MATCH ODDS


Serbia go into this encounter as underdogs with NairaBet who price them at (2.70).

Nigeria are (2.60) to claim victory and a draw is a 3.15 play according to the same firm.

Click here to see all of NairaBet's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.


MATCH PREVIEW


Nigeria will be hoping to preserve their unbeaten run when they meet Serbia for the first time in London.

The Super Eagles are yet to lose any of their last six international games, and they would be eager to increase it to seven against the Europeans.

Despite his side’s win against Poland on Friday, Gernot Rohr wants to see further improvements against the team ranked 34th in the world.

“This team is a young team but also a team of leaders. If we stay humble and continue to work hard to improve our play we have huge potentials, but beating 2 Fifa top 10 teams in friendlies doesn’t mean we are now World Cup favourites,” he told media.

Following his impressive performance against the Polish side, Francis Uzoho is expected to protect Nigeria’s goalpost against Mladen Krstajić’s side.

The Europeans are also expected to change things up from the game against Morocco as they look to return to winning ways to boost their confidence ahead of the 2018 Fifa World Cup.