Preview: World Cup Qualifying – Benin vs. Nigeria – Match Prediction, Team News, Lineups

Sports Mole presents a preview of the upcoming World Cup Qualifying – Africa match between Benin and Nigeria, including predictions, team news, and possible lineups.

West African neighbors Benin and Nigeria are set to face off in a crucial World Cup qualifying match at Stade Felix-Houphouet-Boigny. With Benin coming off a win against Rwanda and Nigeria struggling to secure victories, Group C remains highly competitive with every team still in contention for qualification.

Benin’s recent victory has put them level with the team they defeated and just one point behind group leaders Lesotho. Meanwhile, Nigeria has had a series of draws in their qualifying matches, leaving them eager for a win to climb up the standings.

Both teams will be looking to field strong lineups for the match, with key players like Steve Mounie for Benin and Ademola Lookman for Nigeria expected to make an impact. Despite Nigeria’s superior quality, they will need to perform at their best to secure a much-needed victory.

In terms of team news, Benin is likely to field a lineup featuring Dodo, Mounie, Olaitan, and Dossou, while Nigeria may see players like Iheanacho, Ndidi, and Iwobi in their starting XI.

Prediction: Benin 0-1 Nigeria

Nigeria will be aiming to break their streak of draws and secure a crucial victory in their quest for World Cup qualification. With their quality and talent, they have the potential to come out on top in this matchup.

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