Benin vs Nigeria: Predictions, possible line ups and betting tips for the World Cup qualifier

Super Eagles players celebrating Bashiru's equaliser against South Africa || Imago

Benin vs Nigeria: Predictions, possible line ups and betting tips for the World Cup qualifier

Kolawole Babatunde 12:26 - 10.06.2024

Nigeria will travel to face the Benin Republic in a World Cup qualifying match. Here are predictions, betting tips, and possible line ups for the game.

Nigeria are yet to win in the World Cup qualifiers, drawing all three games so far, while Benin have four points from the same number of matches.

It is an important match for both sides, as only the group winners get automatic tickets to the 2026 World Cup that will be held in the USA, Mexico, and Canada.

Benin vs Nigeria Head to Head

Nigeria and Benin have met seven times in the past, with the Super Eagles winning six times and the Cheetahs winning just once.

However, with Nigeria’s former coach Gernot Rohr in charge of Benin, coupled with the Super Eagles poor start to the World Cup qualifiers, this might be a closer encounter than the past ones.

Benin vs Nigeria prediction
Ademola Lookman is a man to watch. || X

Benin vs Nigeria Predictions & Betting Tips

Nigeria to win either half

Both teams to score 

Over 2.5 goals 

Ademola Lookman to score anytime

Correct score: Benin 1-2 Nigeria 

Nigeria are the favorites heading into this match and we expect them to win at least one half in this very important match in the context of their World Cup participation. 

However, the Super Eagles have conceded in all games so far as they struggle to keep things tight at the back. We expect them to concede once again while finding the net themselves.

Ademola Lookman had a solid AFCON campaign and he is still the most dangerous Super Eagles attacker heading into this match, as he has shown in the past.

Benin vs Nigeria prediction
Victor Boniface was an unused substitute against South Africa.

Benin vs Nigeria Possible Lineups 

Benin Predicted lineup (4-3-3)

Dandjinou (GK); Moumini, Hountondji, Tijani, Kiki; Dodo, D’Almeida, Imourane; Dossou, Pote, Olaitan

Nigeria Predicted lineup (4-2-3-1)

Nwabali (GK); Tanimu, Awaziem, Bassey, Osayi-Samuel; Iheanacho, Yusuf, Ndidi, Iwobi, Moffi, Lookman

Benin vs Nigeria Venue 

The match will be held at Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan, as Benin who are the hosts, could not provide a suitable venue for the game.