Nigeria and Benin will be hoping to boost their expectations of qualifying for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations when they go head to head today at 5pm (WAT).
The Super Eagles are one point clear of Benin at the highest point of Group L yet neither one of the sides are secure in qualification, with Sierra Leone and Lesotho not too far behind.
Terem Moffi and Taiwo Awoniyi have been called up to the national team for the first time as a reward for their excellent displays for Lorient and Union Berlin respectively.
Despite having not played competitive club football since October, Ahmed Musa was included in Rohr’s squad list, although the German has confirmed that the veteran winger will not play.
Kelechi Iheanacho has scored nine goals in 11 games since the turn of the year, and he is expected to lead the line for his side in this one.
Jodel Dossou has won Benin four of their seven points so far with decisive strikes in games against Lesotho and Sierra Leone.
What time does the Benin vs Nigeria match start?
The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations Group L match between Benin and Nigeria will be played at the Charles de Gaulle stadium (Porto-Novo) and will kick off at 17:00 WAT on Saturday 27 March 2021.
That’s 16:00 in the UK, 12:00 ET and 09:00 PT.
Where can i watch Benin vs Nigeria?
TV channel: The match will be televised on AIT
Live stream: DSTV subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or myDSTV app.
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Benin possible starting lineup:
Allagbe; Roche, Adenon, Hountondji; Assogba, D’Almeida, Ahlinvi, Imorou; Dossou, Djigla, Mounie
Nigeria possible starting lineup:
Okoye; Sanusi, Balogun, Troost Ekong, Aina; Aribo, Ndidi, Etebo; Iwobi, Iheanacho, Simon
Benin vs Nigeria results head to head (h2h)
Benin wins: 0
Nigeria wins: 4
Last meeting: Nigeria 2 -1 Benin (13/11/2019)
Benin vs Nigeria Prediction (ours)
Benin 1-2 Nigeria: A closely contested affair is expected in this one with both sides battling it out to secure qualification. We are backing the away side to claim a narrow victory and cement their place as group winners.
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