The two sides have met eight times, with five wins for Argentina, one for Nigeria and two draws. Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 at the last World Cup, but the Africans got revenge with a 4-2 win in 2017 friendly.
Team Nigeria is located in the middle of the table. (2 place). Last 5 games (league + cup) finished balance 3 points. Leading players Nigeria in World cup is: Ahmed Musa 2 goals. Players , Kenneth Omeruo 1 assists, Victor Moses 1 assists will have to be very well guarded by defenders Argentina, because they have the most assists.
In 2 matches scored 2 goals, an average of 1.00 goals per game. 1 games ended up winning, 0 draws. 1 defeits. In 0.00% matches the total goals in the match was over 2.5 goals (Over 2.5). In 100.00% matches the sum of the goals was greater than 1.5 Goals (Over 1.5). In 1 matches Nigeria has not lost the goal. In 0 games, both teams have scored goal. Average goals: 1.00 per game
Team Argentina currently is on a lower place in the table (4 positions). Argentina in 5 last matches (league + cup) have collected1 points. The most goals in World cup for Argentina scored: Sergio Aguero 1 goals. Most goals developed: Marcos Rojo 1 assists.
Played 2 matches this season. Won 0 matches 1 ended in a draw. 1 was defeated. In 50.00% matches, the total goals in the match were over 2.5 goals (Over 2.5). In 100.00% matches, the sum of the goals was greater than 1.5 Goals (Over 1.5). In 0 matches Argentina has not lost the goal. In 1 games, each team scored a goal in the match (both teams to score). Average goals: 0.50 per match
To have any hope of progressing, Argentina must beat Nigeria and also hope Iceland do not win against Croatia, as that could send them home anyway, depending on goal difference.
Victory for Nigeria’s ‘Super Eagles’ would guarantee them progress. A draw may also be enough even if Iceland beat Croatia, depending on goal difference.
Croatia are already through to the second round with two wins and look sure to come first in the group unless they lose and Nigeria rack up a massive win against Argentina.
Iceland must win to qualify and hope that Nigeria loses or that they pip them on goal difference if the Africans draw.
Nigeria have been paired with Argentina five times in six World Cups.
The group runner-up will face the winners of Group C, where France are currently top. The group winner will face Group C’s runner-up, with Denmark currently occupying that spot.
Lionel Messi turns 31 on Sunday and may be playing in his last World Cup. Many Argentines believe he needs to win it to equal the greatness of Diego Maradona who took the 1986 trophy.
However, with Messi missing a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Iceland then unable to stop a 3-0 drubbing by Croatia, he has had a nightmare tournament so far.
Nigeria are the only African team returning to the World Cup finals after playing in Brazil four years ago. They have advanced past the first round three times but never reached the last eight – the benchmark of African achievement.