France vs Nigeria Betting Preview and Odds
Winners of group E are facing second place finishers in group F – France vs Nigeria. Both teams have showed that they have what it takes to battle with top teams in the world, but only one of them will move forward to quarterfinals. Winners of this game will likely face Germany, who are facing Algeria in the top 16. Lets take a look at a betting preview for this game, discuss both teams as well as best betting sites for placing bets at this game.
The French are one of the favorites in this World Cup with several soccer superstars in their squad, such as Karim Benzema and Franck Ribery.
France were off to a strong start, after they ran over Honduras with 3:0 in their opening match in group E. They followed up by creating a high scoring match against Switzerland, where they got the best of it by winning 5:2. In their last game, they needed to at least tie in order to secure the first place in group. If they lost, they wouldn’t even advance to the top 16. The match versus Ecuador ended 0:0 sending the opposition home. I personally watched the game versus Switzerland and France looked very strong in that one.
Bookmakers also highly favor chances of the french in this match, as they are put way in front with betting line of 1.50 (-200) offered on them.
Bet on France to Win >>> www.bovada.lv <<<< Odds of -200 Offered!
Nigeria is often referred to as the best team in Africa, which they apparently are, as there’s no other team from Africa in the top 16. Nigeria showed high class of play in their matches, where they drawn against Iran (0:0), won against Bosnia (2:1) and lost to Argentina in a tight battle (2:3).
Strength and endurance is what Nigerians are strong at, but when it comes to strategy and tactics, they get quite confused. After watching their game against Argentina, I can tell you that none will have it easy against Nigeria. Even a world class team like Argentina with Lionel Messi had a hard time beating these guys.
Bookmakers have set Nigeria as an underdog, which is understandable, but I think the odds are a fair bit too high, currently fixed at 7.50 (+650).
Bet on Nigeria to Win >>> www.bovada.lv <<<< Odds of +600 Offered!
Prediction & Betting Tips
Even though +650 (7.50 to 1) seems quite high for Nigerians, France has such a powerful line of strikers that they can easily play the game in brazilian style – score as many as you want, we will score more. Karim Benzema and Franck Ribery will be two key players here and the ones that can get France into quarterfinals just by themselves. I’m betting France to win this game at Bovada with odds of 1.5 to 1 (-200).
On top of that, there is definitely some value in betting over 2.5 goals. With two teams that are great at scoring and not so great with defense, more than 2 goals scored should be something that happens quite often. Book this bet with Bovada at 1.90 to 1! (-111.11)