Central African Republic VS Nigeria Prediction and Betting Tips

Posted Sat, 09 Oct 2021 10:52:33 GMT        

FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF) - Central African Republic VS Nigeria

Kick off: 10-10-2021 14:00 Sunday(GMT+1)

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Nigeria will visit the Stade Barthelemy Boganda to take on the Central African Republic on Sunday. Meanwhile, the home side are looking to make it back to back wins having picked up their first qualifying victory at the third time of asking.


Nigeria form (all competitions): LDLWWL

Taking on the lowest ranked side in the group on their own patch, Nigeria were firm favourites to make it nine points from a possible nine on Thursday as they took on the Central African Republic at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. To the dismay of an expectant home support, Gernot Rohr's men failed to convert large spells of dominance into goals and ultimately paid the price in the 91st minute when Karl Namnganda struck late to hand his side all three points.


However, the Super Eagles remain top of Group C but have missed out on an opportunity to open up a five-point gap midway through the qualifiers. With little or no time to dwell on that demoralising defeat, the West Africans now set out to exact revenge following a first defeat on home soil since 2017. Sunday's visitors, who risk relinquishing their lead at the top should they drop points once again, will be keen on getting their qualifying journey back on track.


Central African Republic form (all competitions): DLLDLW

After picking up just one point from their opening two qualifiers, Central African Republic's chances of a first-ever World Cup appearance looked dead and buried, but a shock win last time out has got them back on track. That was a first victory since 2019 for Raoul Savoy's men and a first away from home in over 10 years which should give them a confidence boost ahead of the contest in Bangui.


Les Fauves sit just two points behind Nigeria, meaning that they would leapfrog this weekend's opponents into top spot should they manage to come out on top. Sunday's hosts, who failed to book a spot at next year's Africa Cup of Nations in January, now have their sights set on a place in November's global event which would more than make up for their continental disappointment.


Betting Verdict:

Nigeria will feel that they have a point to prove following Thursday's defeat against this weekend's hosts. We expect Nigeria to dominate just as they did in midweek but with the end product to show for it this time around in what should be a relatively comfortable triumph.


Central African Republic VS Nigeria

Pick: Nigeria


Central African Republic VS Nigeria Prediction and Betting Tips