Brazil vs. Nigeria Match Analysis and Prediction

Following an astonishing 1-0 defeat to Peru, Brazil will look forward to redeeming themselves as they take on Nigeria’s side. The match is scheduled on 13th October at the Singapore National Stadium with kickoff at 15.00 GMT.

The Selecao will come to all guns blazing when they take on the Nigerian side in an aim to prove their dominance. The return of Neymar to the squad is set to boost their attacking options following the in-form in Ligue 1. Manchester City’s forward Gabriel Jesus will earn a starting place in the squad.

Nigeria has had a tough lead to their past games following the 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Togo. However, they can rely on the services of Villareal inger Chikueze and Everton’s Alex Iobi to put on a show.

Brazil vs. Nigeria Head to Head

Brazil have managed to maintain their prolific form over the year with massive wins. However, despite the lackluster squad they have fallen victim of defeats. Here is a look at their previous matches:

  • Brazil 0-1 Peru
  • Brazil 2-2 Colombia
  • Brazil 3-1 Peru
  • Brazil 2-0 Argentina
  • Brazil 4-3 Paraguay
  • Peru 0-5 Brazil

Nigeria, on the other hand, have been struggling ever since their elimination from the African Cup of Nations following the 1-0 defeat by Algeria. Here is a look at their recently played matches:

  • Ukraine 2-2 Nigeria
  • Tunisia 0-1 Nigeria
  • Algeria 2-1 Nigeria
  • Nigeria 2-1 South Africa
  • Nigeria 3-2 Cameroon
  • Madagascar 2-0 Nigeria

Brazil Team News

Neymar will be the thorn in Nigeria’s side following the good form shown by the player in Ligue 1. Despite falling out of favor at PSG, he is surely a fan favorite in his home background. Jesus is also likely to feature in the match and earn game time. Liverpool main man Firmino is also a likely contender.

Former Barcelona winger Malcolm,  center half Pablo and goalkeeper Phelipe ere recently added to the squad traveling for the friendlies. Returning to the home squad includes left-back Marcelo and El Salvador.

Nigeria Team News

Nigeria was shocked following the international call-ups of Tammy Abraham and Tomori by England. Despite the disappointment, Alex Iwobi and Chikueze are rising starts ho are likely to feature in the friendly.

Club Brugge Dennis Bonaventure will make his stance especially after scoring a brace during the Champions League against Real Madrid. Forward Ahmed Musa and Odion Ighalo are also likely to feature in the match.

Predictions and Odds

  • Brazil Win
  • Goals over 2.5
  • Both Teams to Score
  • Neymar to Score
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