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Nigeria vs Cape Verde BetKing Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

1:25 PM IST 16/11/21
Wilfred Ndidi, Chidera Ejuke, Nigeria
The Super Eagles will host the Islanders, who are buoyed by their winning run that stretches to three straight games

Nigeria will host Cape Verde on Tuesday in Lagos in a crunch Group C encounter that will decide which nation will advance to the 2022 World Cup qualifying play-offs.

The Super Eagles are atop the pool with 12 points, two more than the Islanders, who would need a win to progress. 

In their last games, Nigeria defeated Liberia 2-0 courtesy of goals from Victor Osimhen and Ahmed Musa, while Cape Verde fought back to earn a 2-1 victory against the Central African Republic thanks to Julio Tavares and Ianique Stopira's goals.

Nigeria vs Cape Verde Latest Odds

A win for Nigeria at Teslim Balogun Stadium is valued at (1.42) with BetKing.

A victory for Cape Verde has been tipped to happen at (8.20).

A draw between the Group C close rivals has been considered to happen at (4.25).

Nigeria vs Cape Verde Team News

Head coach Gernot Rohr will not have Oghenekaro Etebo available for the group decider at home, although the German tactician boasts of having a rather strong squad since none of his players are suspended.

Eyes will be keen to see whether Chidera Ejuke will be picked ahead of Alex Iwobi, whom he replaced just after the hour mark in the win against Libera.

Ahmed Musa - who recorded his 102nd cap for the Super Eagles when he came on against Liberia and scored a penalty- could also earn a starting role ahead of Kelechi Iheanacho.

On the other hand, Cape Verde coach Pedro Bubista could draft Willy Semedo into his first XI after he replaced Julio Tavares in the win against the Central African Republic.

Nigeria vs Cape Verde Preview

This will be the third meeting between Nigeria and Cape Verde. They first met in an international friendly on January 9, 2013, where they ended up drawing 0-0.

The second game between them was on September 7, 2021, which was the reverse battle in Group C. The Super Eagles managed to beat Cape Verde 2-1 in their own backyard, with Osimhen and an own goal by Kenny Santos handing the visitors the win.

Dylan Tavares scored the only goal for the Islanders.

Nigeria vs Cape Verde Tips and Predictions

Cape Verde have scored seven goals in the last five games where they have conceded five and kept one clean sheet. Nigeria have scored eight, conceded just two and registered three clean sheets in the same number of games. Punters can take an offer of over 2.5 goals at (2.20) with BetKing.

Over 2.5 goals at (2.20) with BetKing.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.