Nigeria vs Benin Preview, Tips and Odds

The national selections of Nigeria and Benin will face each other on Wednesday for their first game of Africa Cup of Nations 2021 qualifying campaign. Both nations were selected in group L alongside the teams of Sierra Leone and Lesotho.

Nigeria vs Benin Head to Head

Head to Head Last game Last games Last games home/away
Nigeria Win 5 W/ 0 D/ 1 L 4 W/ 0 D/ 0 L
Benin Loss 1 W/ 0 D/ 5 L 0 W/ 0 D/ 4 L

Last game between the nations: 21.09.2017 WAFU Cup of Nations: Benin – Nigeria 0:1;Rabiu Ali 11’; Marcelin Koukpo from the home team was sent off for two yellow cards in the 33’
Last game at Nigerian soil: 19.08.2017 Africa Nations Cup: Nigeria – Benin 2:0; Rabiu Ali 22’, Kingsley Eduwo 47’; Seidou Mama from the visiting team missed a penalty in the 65’

Worth mentioning: The two nations have met six times since 2000, with Nigeria triumphant on all but one occasion, as Benin also recorded one victory. No draw has been registered yet, as only the most recent encounter was won by the visiting sides, and each of the previous five by the hosts. None of the last five H2H clashes featured over 2,5 goals, nor witnessed goals at both ends, as the winners always managed to keep a clean sheet.

Nigeria vs Benin Stats

As of 10.11 Last game Last 10 games Last 5 games home/away
Nigeria Win 4 W/ 3 D/ 3 L 3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L
Benin Draw 2 W/ 4 D/ 4 L 2 W/ 0 D/ 3 L

Last game Nigeria: 19.10.2019 African Nations Championship: Nigeria – Togo 2:0; Alimi Sikiru 8’, Jamui Alimi 72
Next game Nigeria: 17.11.2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Lesotho – Nigeria
Last game Benin: 13.10.2019 Friendly International: Benin – Zambia 2:2; Steve Mounie 39’, Mickael Pote 90’; Justin Shonga 20’, 79’
Next game Benin: 17.11.2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Benin – Sierra Leone

Last 10 games GF:GA Over 2.5 goals BTTS Clean sheet
Nigeria 15-15 6 8 2
Benin 7-9 3 4 2

Worth mentioning: With the victory against Togo in their most recent game, Nigeria ended a run of five matches without a win. The Super Eagles would be in high spirits, as they recorded a respectable draw with Brazil in October, just before their win over Togo. Two of Nigeria last five outings produced over 2,5 goals, and four saw both involved nations scoring.
Benin have been struggling for consistency lately, as the team alternate wins, draw and losses and have not recorded the same outcome in back-to-back games from their last nine attempts. Three of Benin’s last five matches featured over 2,5 goals, and the same three also witnessed goals at both ends.

Nigeria vs Benin News

Missing players Nigeria: No reports of injuries or suspensions.
Missing players Benin: No reports of injuries or suspensions.

Nigeria vs Benin Predictions

Nigeria to win