France v Nigeria Betting
2014 World Cup - 2nd Round
30th June - KO: 5pm BST -
France were one of the more impressive teams during the group stages of the 2014 World Cup and they will hope to maintain their progress when they come up against Ecuador in the last-sixteen on Monday evening. The French secured their place in this second round match in Brasilia by winning Group E and they were scoring goals for fun, with Karim Benzema prolific.
Nigeria finished second in Group F behind Argentina, the only side they have lost to or conceded a goal against (3-2). A 0-0 draw with Iran was followed up by a 1-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina to defy the odds and reach the second round for the first time since in France in 1998.
The pair have only met once before, in a Friendly in Paris where Nigeria wound up 1-0 winners in 2009. However, the bookmakers are likely to be strong on France going through to the quarter finals here.
|Monday 30th June|
|5.00pm||France v Nigeria||Betting Preview||Odds|
|Tips:||France to win to nil @ 6/4|
|Half-time draw and full-time France win @ 7/2|
|Karim Benzema to score first and France win 2-0 @ 18/1|
France v Nigeria Odds
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Head to Head
- International Friendly - 2nd June 2009 - France 0 - 1 Nigeria
Karim Benzema - Benzema has looked a potent threat throughout this World Cup and the French striker is pressing his case for the Golden Boot award. The Real Madrid star had arrived in Brazil under a fitness cloud but he has quashed any worries with some stellar performances.
Ahmed Musa - The CSKA Moscow forward scored a couple of goals in his team's 3-2 defeat against Argentina in the Group stages and he looks the most potent of this well organised team in the final third.
France have won 70.00%, drawn 20.00% and lost 10.00% of their last 10 games.
France have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 10 games, going on to win 7 and draw 2 of these matches.
France have failed to score in 2 of their last 10 games.
Nigeria have won 62.50%, drawn 37.50% and lost 0% of their last 8 games.
Nigeria have kept a clean sheet in 4 of their last 8 games, going on to win 5 and draw 3 of these matches.
Nigeria have failed to score in 1 of their last 8 games.