Argentina will face Nigeria in their last group stage match of FIFA World Cup 2018 on 26th June 2018 at Saint Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg. Nigerian football team in order to stay alive in FIFA 2018 needs definite victory in the upcoming match against Argentina. In case Nigeria lost that match they will be dropped down to last position in the group and their chances of elimination from this tournament will be increased.
The upcoming match between Argentina vs Nigeria is going to be tough one as this game holds do or die situation for Nigeria and it is great to watch how this African football team performed in front of former FIFA Champions. Argentina football team is well aware of the threat of their opposition and no doubt they are also preparing themselves to deliver their level best to secure this game.Match Details
- Event: FIFA World Cup 2018
- Teams: Nigeria vs Argentina
- Venue: Saint Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg
- Date: 26th June 2018
- Time: 21:00 Local Time
Argentina vs Nigeria Match Preview – Telecast Channels & Lineups
Nigeria holds very limited playing record in FIFA World Cups and their performance in previous editions of this tournament remained disappointing. The best ever position secured by this team in FIFA World Cups was back in 2014 where Nigeria succeed to enter into the Round of 16 but did not able to make their space in the quarter finals of that tournament.
In last few matches Nigeria played, their performance remained below the line as 2 victories in six games raise some serious questions on the performance of this team for FIFA 2018. But the good thing is that Nigeria had already defeated Argentina in friendly match by 4-2 played on 14th Nov, 2017 and this victory will boost the morals and potential of Nigeria for the upcoming match.
Argentina on the other hand of spectrum is considered as one of the best and top notch participating team of FIFA World Cups as two time champions and two times runner up of FIFA World Cups did not need any kind of justification to prove their worth and caliber regarding to their performance in the upcoming matches of this tournament.
Argentina vs Nigeria H2H
In last six games, Argentina played really impressively and back to back victories just reflect the inform team of former champions and also clears their intentions for the FIFA 2018. Argentina snatched victory in 4 matches lost only 2 games. The victory Argentina registered was against Haiti by 4-0, Italy by 2-0, Russia by 1-0 and Ecuador by 3-1.
The head to head stats shows that both Argentina and Nigeria performed neck to neck against each other, although the winning ratio of all these matches indicates Argentina as dominating team but Nigeria also performed well in these matches and their victory gap shows off their brilliant piece of football showcased against the former FIFA Champions.
Nigeria vs Argentina Match Predictions
Football experts are predicting a fighting game from both sides as Nigeria had already defeated Argentina recently so mentally Nigerian football team are more relax and comfortable than their opposition. But Argentina will take this match as an opportunity to get the revenge of their previous defeat. Still Nigeria is considered as hot favorite in the upcoming match.