Nigeria will be looking to come back to their form this week as they play host to side Tunisia. The match schedules for Tuesday at the Jacques Lemans Arena with kickoff at 8:30 pm.
Coach Gernot Rohr’s side saw their impressive three winning streaks came to an end following their 1-0 defeat to side Tunisia. Tunisia will be coming off an emphatic 3-0 win over Sudan on the same night.
The match against Algeria marked the first competitive duel for Nigeria for over 12 months before the coronavirus pandemic struck. It was a disappointing start to their campaign with an early strike from Ramy Bensebaini settling the score last weekend.
Rohr’s last competitive match was their 4-2 triumphant win over Lesotho last November. It follows their back to back wins during the African Cup of Nations in the qualification stages. Super Eagles are currently in Group L. The match will be essential for the Eagles as they prepare for their next qualification game against Sierre Leone in November.
Tunisia recorded a triumphant 3-0 win over Sudan with Saif Edinne, Ali Maaloul and Anis Ben Slimane all netting a goal. The side is anticipating for their qualification stages next month. The Eagles of Carthage will face Tanzania in back to back matches in November. The away team carries on a three winning streak with wins over Equatorial Guinea and Libya in Group J.
Nigeria vs Tunisia Head to Head
Both sides have five matches against each other with Nigeria with only one win. Their last four encounters ended in a draw. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Nigeria 0-1 Algeria
Lesotho 2-4 Nigeria
Nigeria 2-1 Benin
Brazil 1-1 Nigeria
Nigeria 1-2 Togo
Tunisia 3-0 Sudan
Equatorial Guinea 0-1 Tunisia
Tunisia 4-1 Libya
Eagles 0-0 Cameroon
Tunisia 1-0 Libya
Nigeria Team News
Rohr will have to face off without two of his significant players, including Victor Omishen and Ndidi. Everton winger Iwobi will partner with Chikwueze in the forward positions. Leicester City’s Iheanacho will lead the attacking line. Ola Aina will push for a start in the left-back position.
Tunisia Team News
Leading goal scorer Wahbi Khazri with 19 goals will be leading the attacking line. Juventus U-23 attacker Hamza Rafia might earn a starting XI. Khaoui might start on the attacking line this weekend in addittion to netting a goal against Sudan in their last outing.
Prediction and Odds
Both teams have a reputation of drawing against each other in their last encounters, and we expect the same
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 2.5