Nigeria have struggled to lift their team spirits ahead of the World Cup and they’ve earned just one win in their last four outings since the 1-0 win against Poland in a friendly.
They now travel to Rudolf-Tonn-Stadion for their last test as they meet Czech Republic, hoping to finally end the unwanted streak and go to Russia on a high.
Super Eagles have beaten Poland in March but then suffered a 0-2 loss to Serbia, only held Congo DR to a 1-1 draw and most recently suffered a narrow 2-1 loss to England at Wembley. They have shown off as a tough side but Gernot Rohr’s men will have to do more to start winning.
Czech Republic travel to Austria just days after a thrashing 4-0 loss to Australia, which was their second loss in three games after being beaten by Uruguay (2-0) and bagging a 1-4 win over China in March. They have a tough UEFA Nations League Group in September and picking up their team sprits really looks like a must, which promises a solid challenge on the day as well.
Czech Republic vs Nigeria: Head-to-head
This will be only the second head-to-head clash for the sides ever.
Czech Republic have bagged a 2-1 win back in 1996, now looking to build on the success with a new generation.
Nigeria do seem to be in better shape at this point, despite both struggling to build on consistency lately.
Czech Republic vs Nigeria Predictions
We will thus back the Super Eagles to turn a narrow contest at Rudolf-Tonn-Stadion their way, going for a win as it does seem great value, seeing they travel to Russia this summer and really need a win to retain some stability.
Czech Republic will be no easy rivals to beat but they have struggled against stronger rivals, regularly conceding numbers of goals. We do see them making it on the scoresheet as well, though, and with that in mind – we’ll now also back a high-scoring clash.