Our prediction for this World Cup 2018 match:
Argentina will be looking to bounce back from a heavy 3-0 loss to Croatia when they take on Nigeria in their last group game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. La Albiceleste face a must-win situation in Tuesday’s football match, but they don’t have destiny in their own hands. Anyhow, the South American giants will fight tooth and nail against Nigeria and we believe that the time has come for Leo Messi to prove his worth at the showpiece tournament in Russia. The Super Eagles, on the other hand, did well to beat Iceland 2-0 in their second group game and, as a result, they are one point away from booking their place in the last 16 of the World Cup. When the two teams met in a friendly in 2017 Nigeria defeated Argentina 4-2 and we predict that Jorge Sampaoli’s men are going to get their revenge on the African side.
Highlighted Player (Victor Moses):
Over the years Victor Moses has established himself as one of the best African footballers. Moses was a first-team regular for Chelsea under Antonio Conte and he scored three goals in 28 appearances for the Blues in the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign.
The Nigerian footballer, though, started his senior career at Crystal Palace, before joining Wigan Athletic in 2010. Moses played for the likes of Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United on loan as well. Speaking of his international career, the pacey winger played for Nigeria at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and he scored two goals for the Super Eagles in a 2-0 win over Ethiopia.
Moses represented Nigeria at the 2014 FIFA World Cup as well where the African side faced the likes of Bosnia, Iran and Argentina in the group stages. His main position is winger, but he is used as a full-back as well. Victor Moses was born in Lagos, Nigeria on December 12, 1990.
Highlighted Team (Argentina):
Members of the CONMEBOL confederation Argentina national team are headed by coach Gerardo Martino and are considered one of the most nations in footballing world. Renowned for their attacking powers and defensive discipline Argentina have been playing their international matches since 1901 and their first ever competitive victory over Uruguay 3-2.
Commonly referred to as La Seleccion, Argentina are top of the FIFA World ranking, but their most recent records have been below par with the team last winning a major trophy in 1993. Two-time World Cup winners have lost the 2014 final to Germany coming agonizingly close to the crown they last won in 1986. Javier Zanetti is the most capped player with 143 matches to his name while Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi with 124 and 108 respectively are the current team members with most games to their name.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi is six goals short behind Gabriel Batistuta who is the team’s top scorer with 56 goals he scored playing for La Seleccion from 1991 to 2002.