Nigeria 2018 World Cup betting
The Nigerian National Football Team is back on the game’s biggest stage – the FIFA World Cup – for the third consecutive time, hoping to break the country’s record of surpassing the final group of 16.
The Super Eagles earned their way into the tournament on the back of a brave performance in the Confederation of African Football’s World Cup qualifiers, where they escaped the ‘group of death’ that included Zambia, Algeria and Cameroon.
With a proud recent history of that has seen the African nation appear in six of the last seven World Cups, Nigeria may be at long odds to win it all, but is expected to put on a brave showing again at Russia.
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There are numerous bookmakers that will readily take your bets on the Super Eagles, no matter if you’re in United States or anywhere else in the world.
You can bet on Nigeria in the World Cup’s futures markets and in a plethora of markets on the individual games.
Be sure to sign up at multiple bookmakers before placing your bets. It will cost you nothing to sign up, you could earn yourself sign-up bonuses and when comparing odds, you’ll always get maximum return for your bets.
For more information on how to bet on Nigeria and how to bet on the World Cup, read through our World Cup betting guide.
Who is in Nigeria’s World Cup group?
Nigeria will be grouped with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in the opening round of the 2018 World Cup.
- With the little master, Lionel Messi, still at the peak of his powers, Argentina is an $11 chance to win the whole tournament at BetOnline. Ranked at fifth in the tournament, Argentina will present the biggest challenge for Nigeria.
- World Cup debutants Iceland are ranked 22nd in the tournament and was a surprise addition after shocking the world and winning its qualification group. Iceland is paying $201 to win the World Cup.
- Croatia has made frequent World Cup appearances and was able to gain entry to Russia this year after scraping past Greece in the qualifiers. The Croats are paying $34 at BetOnline to win the whole tournament and are the overwhelming favourite to make it out of Group D along with Argentina.
Nigeria 2018 World Cup squad
Nigeria has named a 30-man squad that will be cut to 23 on June 4.
The coach is Gernot Rohr, who has managed three other African countries before taking over the Super Eagles two years ago. His reputation grew rapidly after Nigeria qualified, defeating a number of more-fancied opponents.
Nigerian 30-man squad:
Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho, Dele Ajiboye; William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Olaoluwa Aina, Kenneth Omeruo, Bryan Idowu, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile, Tyronne Ebuehi, Stephen Eze, John Obi Mikel, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Uche Agbo, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joel Obi; Mikel Agu; Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Junior Lokosa, Simeon Nwankwo.
Nigeria World Cup fixture and match dates
Nigerian playing dates for the group phase include:
- Nigeria vs. Croatia – Saturday, June 16, 9pm local time – Kaliningrad Stadium
- Nigeria vs. Iceland – Friday, June 22, 6pm local time – Volgograd Arena
- Nigeria vs. Argentina – Tuesday, June 26, 9pm local time – Saint Petersburg Stadium
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