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Nigeria vs Sierra Leone match preview & prediction

Match preview

Nigeria will kick off their bid to qualify for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations against Sierra Leone on Thursday evening.

This match comes on the back of two Friendly match losses against Mexico and Ecuador and failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar and will be the first competitive game under new coach Jose Poseiro.

Coming up against Sierra Leone, an easier opponent compared to Mexico and Ecuador, the gaffer will be hoping to record his first win as Nigeria’s coach.

Sierra Leone have not made it to the AFCON since 1996. Starting their qualification quest against Nigeria, a tough opponent might not be what they hoped for but they would want to make a statement of their intent with this match.

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone head-to-head

NigeriaPlayed 5 timesSierra Leone
3Wins0
2Draw2
9Goals5

Nigeria form (all competitions): D-W-W-W-L-D

Sierra Leone form (all competitions): L-W-D-L-L-L

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone team news

Off the back of two friendly match losses, the Nigerian side have no injury worries and suspension concerns. Sierra Leone can also boast of a full complement of their 23-man squad called up for this game.

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone prediction

Against Sierra Leone, Nigeria hasn’t lost a match before and it will definitely not happen this time. We predict the Super Eagles will make use of their home advantage and better talents to see out the Leone Stars 3-0.

Match Odds

Nigeria to win- 1.29
Sierra Leone to win- 10.41
Draw, a whopping – 5.67

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