Australia vs Nigeria by Myke
Australia VS Nigeria
Australia lost their first match to USA 3-1, they played very well tournament favourite who previoulsy came runner-up to Japan. Australia had 11 shots, 6 on target but only managed just one goal, while USA managed 12 shots, 5 on target and scoring three goals. Australia kept up with USA but ran out of gas towards 61' conceding their 2nd goal and third goal came at 78'. Australia sit last on zero point.
*Inefficient, and *stamina questionable
Nigeria drew with Sweden in the first match 3-3. Nigeria was offensive from the get-go, they pressured Swedes but found themselves trailing at 20' from an own goal and at 31', down 2-0 at half time (imo Sweden very much scored against the run of play). The Nigerians came out firing again after the break and very quickly stunned the Swedes with 2 goals at 50' and 53'. The match got very interesting as you get the feeling that Nigeria win this match as they've been the dominating team and could easily put at least one more goal with their aggressive pace and attacking game. However Sweden hit the lead again at 60' 3-2, but it wasn't enough as Nigerian displayed persistence, belief and chased down the equalizer in the 87'.
Nigeria had 14 shots, managed 5 on target and scored 3; in comparison Sweden had 7 shots, 4 on target and scored 3.
It seems as though both Australia and Nigeria have very leaky defence, Nigeria looked more suspect at the back but it's understandable given the attacking game that they bring to the pitch, and at times leaving their back line exposed. However I believe Nigeria's belief, pace, offensive mindset and the ability to find goals will be enough to get them the victory over Australia ( Australia inefficiency in scoring goal might not be able to exploit Nigeria's defence, plus Nigeria seems to have more pace and more importantly stamina which no doubt counts late in the game). Both teams will try get that 3 points and finish second in group.
Niger is massive value to win at 2.60, stake 10/10.
|Nigeria to win||Unibet||2.60||10||2-0 LOST (-10 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.