Nigeria World Cup Betting preview: Latest odds, squad and tournament history

Having breezed through African qualifying undefeated, Gernot Rohr's side now face the toughest looking group at this summer's tournament in Russia

Group D looks a tough assignment for all involved including Nigeria.

The sternest test for Gernot Rohr's men will likely come in their final match where they'll face Argentina so it's important they start well against Croatia and and Iceland to ensure they have a chance of qualification.

Qualification for the 2018 World Cup

A 2-0 aggregate win over Swaziland saw Nigeria through to the group stages of African qualifying.

Victor Moses

There they remained unbeaten, taking 14 points from six games against Zambia, Cameroon and Algeria, conceding just four times along the way.

Victor Moses led the attacking charge with three goals ahead of Kelechi Iheanacho, captain Jon Obi Mikel and Alex Iwobi who all chipped in with two apiece.

World Cup History

Nigeria have only failed to qualify for one World Cup finals since their first appearance at the tournament in 1994.

Since then though, they've made the last 16 three times and twice been knocked out in the group stage. Their most impressive performance was a 3-2 victory over Spain at France 98 and they'll have the opportunity to upset the odds again in Russia.

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2018 World Cup Squad

Francis Uzoho William Troost-Ekong  John Obi Mikel Ahmed Musa
Ikechukwu Ezenwa Abdullahi Shehu Ogenyi Onazi Kelechi Iheanacho
Daniel Akpeyi Tyronne Ebuehi Wilfred Ndidi Victor Moses
  Elderson Echiejile Oghenekaro Etebo Odion Ighalo
  Bryan Idowu John Ogu Alex Iwobi
  Chidozie Awaziem Joel Obi Simeon Nwankwo
  Leon Balogun    
  Kenneth Omeruo    

Latest World Cup odds

Market Price
To win the World Cup 200/1 (201.0)
To make the World Cup final 66/1 (67.0)
To win Group D 10/1 (11.0)
To qualify from Group D 23/10 (3.30)
To be the top African team 5/2 (3.50)

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