Great odds on Nigeria to lift the World Cup in Russia this year, you’ll get them at 200 – 1. A bet on an outright win may not be high on anyone’s bet slipping agenda, but occasionally outsiders go far, so keep an eye on the early form.
Commentators and respectable football review sites are already talking about Nigeria as becoming a force. With a recent change in management and experienced and established players stepping up to the mark. Can they take their group by storm and surprise everybody? They’ve a manager with a strong calibre and players not shy of putting in a shift. With this attitude, combined with the strength and skills of his players, we believe they could be worth a bet. Not to win outright, but to potential qualify? Yes, seems to be the popular answer.
Nigeria faced a glitch in their last qualifying game against Algeria. They fielded a player who had previously picked up two yellows and should’ve been banned. Punishment, for this oversight, resulted in a fine and points deduction but having already qualified there was no detriment to their secured World Cup place in Russia.