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Date: Sunday 19th November 2023
Kick-Off: 13:00 UK, 14:00 CET
Venue: National Sports Stadium
Nigeria to Win
Under 2.5 Goals
2-0 to Nigeria
The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.
This FIFA World Cup Qualifier clash between Zimbabwe and Nigeria is scheduled for Sunday 19th November 2023. Read this Zimbabwe vs Nigeria preview and analysis for more details, which includes our best free predictions for the clash.
Zimbabwe vs Nigeria predictions and top betting tips
Zimbabwe welcomes African giants Nigeria to the National Sports Stadium for another match from the CAF World Cup Qualification group stage.
Match result prediction: Nigeria to Win
For our first prediction, we at Football Ground Guide predict that Nigeria will earn the victory against Zimbabwe. We are certain everybody knows just how good Nigeria is and will be expecting to beat Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is not a bad footballing nation but Nigeria is just far superior at this moment in times boasting one of the best attacking forces in world football with the likes of Victor Okoh Boniface, Victor Osimhen, and Terem Moffi. Nigeria did draw their opening game of the group stages against Lesotho which came as a huge surprise to everyone so we expect Nigeria will come into this match with fire in their belly to ensure another shock result does not happen.
Total goals prediction: Under 2.5 Goals
For our second prediction, we at Football Ground Guide predict that this encounter between Zimbabwe and Nigeria will see 2.5 goals or less scored. Nigeria had been in free-scoring form as of late scoring fourteen goals in their four matches before the 1-1 draw to Lesotho. With Victor Osimhen coming off injured in a recent friendly against Saudi Arabia, he will likely not be involved in this match with Nigeria opting for a strike force of Taiwo Awoniyi and Victor Okoh Boniface in their previous match, that pairing failed to work with the only goal for Nigeria being scored by central defender Semi Ajayi.
Correct score prediction: 2-0 to Nigeria
For our third and final prediction, we at Football Ground Guide predict that Nigeria will win this match by two goals to nil. Zimbabwe will be defensive in this match as they will see Nigeria's attack and set up to not concede, or concede very little and we believe Nigeria will struggle to break down a stubborn Zimbabwe defence for large parts of the encounter. Victor Okoh Boniface will be looking to score a goal this match having performed poorly in the last match against Lesotho.
Zimbabwe vs Nigeria preview
Zimbabwe has won just one match in their previous fifteen matches and surprisingly enough, that one win came against Guinea who have some incredible talent such as Naby Keita and Ilaix Moriba. The rest of those fifteen matches saw Zimbabwe lose nine of those and draw the remaining five.
Nigeria has lost none of their previous six matches, winning four of those against Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, and Mozambique while drawing against Saudi Arabia and Lesotho.
FAQs regarding Zimbabwe vs Nigeria
What is the FIFA ranking for Zimbabwe? Zimbabwe is currently ranked 125th by FIFA.
What is the FIFA ranking for Nigeria? The visitors are currently ranked 40th by FIFA.
Will this be the first meeting between Guinea and Uganda? This will be the third encounter. Nigeria won one of the first two encounters with the other finishing as a draw.