Betting Preview and Predictions for England vs Nigeria
Preparations for the World Cup are being ramped up this week and England will test themselves against Nigeria at Wembley on June 2nd. Gareth Southgate’s side have been drawn in Group G and begin their campaign against Tunisia on May 18th.
Southgate has already announced his 23-man squad and this is the perfect opportunity to test out a number of uncapped players such as Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The England boss has a number of decisions to make ahead of this tie with several players hoping for a start in West London. Jordan Pickford is likely to start in goal, although Nick Pope and Jack Butland will both be hoping to get some minutes under their belts ahead of the World Cup. The trio of stoppers have been focussing on the possibility of a penalty shoot-out this week with additional focus on shoot-out scenarios.
The squad has been training hard at St. George’s Park this week and the players are clearly enjoying working under Southgate. The Three Lions are 5/12 with 10Bet to pick up a victory here against Nigeria and they are odds-on favourites for a reason. They haven’t lost any of their last four friendlies and they’ve faced much tougher opposition: Brazil, Netherlands, Italy and Germany.
England only conceded once during that four-game sequence and they should be able to keep another clean sheet here at Wembley. It’s 11/10 for England to win to nil with 10Bet and this is a much better way of extracting some value from this clash.
Harry Kane is likely to lead the line in this game and the striker ended the Premier League season in decent form. He is 11/4 with Bet365 to break the deadlock in this encounter and he is accustomed to scoring regularly at Wembley.
Don’t Expect A Goal-Fest
International friendlies rarely produce high-scoring, free-flowing games and this clash should be no exception. Under 2.5 Goals is 7/9 with 888Sport and looks a terrific bet.
These two sides have only met on two previous occasions and the games have ended 1-0 and 0-0. The Super Eagles conceded just four goals during qualification whilst England were breached on only three occasions. A half-time scoreline of 0-0 is a distinct possibility and will be popular with bettors. It is available at 7/4 with NetBet.