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Nigerians to watch this weekend

12:27 am AEDT 19/11/21
Victor Osimhen Napoli 2021-22
GOAL preview the nation’s stars expected to feature for their respective clubs around the world this weekend

  • Emmanuel Dennis of Watford and Nigeria team.

    Preview of Nigerians in Europe

    Victor Osimhen’s Napoli face a tough encounter at Inter Milan as they hope to hold on to first place in Serie A.

    In the Premier League, Emmanuel Dennis and William Troost-Ekong aim to improve Watford’s poor results against Manchester United, while Alex Iwobi’s Everton play Manchester City and the pair of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho are expected to feature against table-topping Chelsea.

  • Iheanacho Ndidi

    Ndidi & Iheanacho

    Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho ought to play when top of the table Chelsea visit the King Power Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.

    The Nigerian midfield anchorman scored a rare goal in last season’s corresponding fixture, which saw the Foxes extend their unbeaten home run against the Blues to three.

    Seniorman has not had the rub of the green of late but will still hope to play against a side he netted against in the last Premier League meeting between the sides at the backend of last season.

    A win for Brendan Rodgers’ team could take them as high as sixth, although they will need results elsewhere to go their way.

  • Emmanuel Dennis, William Troost-Ekong - Watford

    Dennis & Troost-Ekong

    While William Troost-Ekong was dropped for Watford’s defeat by Arsenal, Emmanuel Dennis looks to be an important part of Claudio Ranieri’s set-up in Hertfordshire.

    The Hornets welcome Manchester United to Vicarage Road on Saturday aiming to get a positive result against a side that has defeated them more times than any other side in the PL.

    Dennis remains Watford’s top goal contributor with six, so Ranieri will look to the Nigerian and Ismaila Sarr to deliver the goods against a beleaguered Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

  • Rafael Benitez, Alex Iwobi - Everton

    Alex Iwobi

    Everton’s last visit to Manchester City ended in a heavy defeat, with Pep Guardiola’s team running out 5-0 winners.

    Iwobi has been in and out of the side of late, failing to come off the bench in a goalless encounter with Tottenham Hotspur before the two-week international break, but the attacking midfielder ought to play a part at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

    Rafael Benitez’s team are winless in their last five league games and the expectation is for that run to extend to six after gameweek 12.

  • Taiwo Awoniyi

    Taiwo Awoniyi

    Awoniyi has not found the back of the net in successive games for Union Berlin, failing to score in the defeat by Bayern Munich and draw against Cologne last time out.

    The former Liverpool man will look to put the disappointment of missing out on Nigeria’s squad by netting his eighth Bundesliga goal of the campaign when Hertha Berlin travel to An der Alten Forsterei on Saturday evening.

    Union are winless in the last three Berlin derbies, although they did win the last encounter with fans in attendance.

    Having lost their impressive unbeaten home run, Awoniyi and his teammates will look to avoid successive defeats against a side that tends to struggle for clean sheets on their travels.

  • Victor Osimhen Napoli Bologna Serie A

    Victor Osimhen

    Osimhen netted in Nigeria’s games against Liberia and Cape Verde in the last week, and Luciano Spalletti will want the striker to be amongst the goals when Napoli travel to Inter Milan.

    While Simone Inzaghi’s team are yet to record success against one of the so-called top sides, the Nerazzurri remain a strong opponent on their day and could pose problems for the Partenopei.

    Napoli need to match AC Milan’s result to remain top in Serie A at the end of the gameweek.