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Sierra Leone vs Nigeria Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips

Date: 18th June 2023
Kick-Off: 17:00 UK, 18:00 CET
Venue: SKD Stadium

Sierra Leone will face Nigeria in another match from the 5th round of the AFCON qualifiers.

Sierra Leone vs Nigeria Predictions and Top Betting Tips

Sierra Leone vs Nigeria is an important match for both sides. Here are our predictions.

Total Goals Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals

This group has been one of the highest-scoring ones in the tournament to date and we definitely expect a big result between these two teams. They have also faced each other multiple times in the last decade and the majority of the games ended in high scorelines. Both sides are in bad form right now and have to win this one. Based on the performances of their defenses, we expect a good number of goals.

Match Result Prediction: Nigeria to Win

It is curious whether Nigeria will continue their uprising after beating the top side in the group. Both teams need the three points. If Sierra Leone win, their chances to qualify will remain. If Nigeria win this game, they will seal the qualification cycle and continue forward. They are the better team on paper and should win this one.

Correct Score Prediction: 2-1 to Nigeria

Nigeria have been underperforming lately but in the important matches, they seem to step up their game and win. They won three out of four games to date. When we compare the Sierra Leone vs Nigeria line ups, the visiting team should have a huge advantage when it comes to squad strength.

Sierra Leone vs Nigeria Team Previews

Sierra Leone Preview

It is normal not to expect much from Sierra Leone. This is a small nation and football is not big there obviously. They sometimes have their moments and they are good enough to beat the smallest nations but against top tier opposition, we definitely never expect them to get a result.

Nigeria Preview

Nigeria have been in serious decline. They were once the top team in Africa and were dominating against every single opponent. Right now, they are in their worst form in years with four defeats in the last five matches. Nigeria have the potential to be great again but that defense needs serious changes and improvements.

FAQs regarding Sierra Leone vs Nigeria

Sierra Leone vs Nigeria

In which places are the two teams right now in the FIFA World Rankings?

There is a huge gap between these two national teams. Sierra Leone are 117th while Nigeria are 40th in the world.

Which team won the previous Sierra Leone vs Nigeria game?

The teams met last year and Nigeria won 2-1.

Which team is the favorite to win this game?

The odds have not yet been released but Nigeria will definitely have the advantage.


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