Whilst most of the World Cup 2018 discussion so far has been around the top three or four teams expected to win, here at Fable Casino we wanted to make sure that all our readers are educated about every single team who will be competing in the international tournament.
We’re doing this because whilst the World Cup allows us to watch some spectacular football, it also allows us to take advantage of the hundreds of new betting markets that come with it. This means that knowing everything about every single team is important, as it could help you make smart wagers on who to back this summer.
Nigeria will be one of the thirty-two competing teams in the World Cup 2018, and whilst many are considering them to be an underdog, their record so far shows that they may be being underestimated. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the odds on Nigeria winning World Cup 2018, including insight into their current form and who and when they’ll be playing in the group stages.
Nigeria World Cup 2018: Qualifying Rounds and World Cup Record
If you are considering placing a wager on the odds on Nigeria to win World Cup 2018, then it would be foolish to not first check out their previous World Cup records and how the team performed in the qualifying rounds.
If you are thinking about backing Nigeria, you’ll be glad to know the African team have had an amazing run in the competition so far, qualifying with an unbeaten record. They beat out Cameroon, Algeria and Zambia in their qualifying group, allowing them to progress through to the final stages of the World Cup 2018 without a hitch.
What’s more, Nigeria have qualified for six out of the last seven World Cups which is no mean feat. They’ve also progressed into the round of 16 on three separate occasions, yet they’ve never made it all the way to a quarter final.
All in all, this makes Nigeria a very interesting team to watch and bet on. The unpredictable nature of Nigeria means that the odds Nigeria World Cup 2018 are looking very valuable, and they could be the perfect team to help you beat the bookies. That being said, they will face some very talented teams within the group stages, and so waiting until closer to the competition to place a bet on the odds Nigeria win World Cup 2018 may be worth considering.
Nigeria World Cup 2018: The Best Odds and Predictions
As we’ve just mentioned, Nigeria have a turbulent World Cup record and this makes it all the more difficult to weigh up the odds Niger to win World Cup 2018 betting markets and options. Luckily for you however, we’ve highlighted some of the most popular Nigeria World Cup 2018 odds below, and what this means for both bettors and bookmakers.
Nigeria Odds to Advance Out of Group Stages
One of the reasons why Nigeria are considered to be an underdog in this year’s World Cup is due to the fact they’ll begin the tournament in Group D. Group D has been dubbed the ‘group of death’ as all four teams are looking strong ahead of the competition.
In Group D, Nigeria will face Argentina, Iceland and Croatia which means that they are not the favourites to advance. Instead, it’s widely predicted that Argentina will advance and Croatia will follow behind them.
All this being said, this tough challenge means that there is definitely value in backing Nigeria to advance out of the group stages, as if one team should slip under pressure, the Super Eagles could be victorious. What’s more, with a formidable history of progressing into the round of sixteen, it would be foolish to underestimate Nigeria in this group.
Odds Nigeria to Win World Cup 2018
Currently, the betting odds Nigeria to win World Cup 2018 stand at around 200/1 which means that the bookmakers are definitely not considering Nigeria as a potential winner of the competition.
This doubt however, stems from the fact that Nigeria are not predicted to advance from the ‘group of death’ and so these odds could swing massively when the group stages get underway.
Whilst we think right now is not the best time to place a bet on the odds on Nigeria winning 2018 World Cup, as we’d wait until they’ve played their first match, we do think that a Nigeria stage of elimination bet could prove to be profitable. As we mentioned earlier, Nigeria have a strong record of progressing to the round of 16 yet aren’t expected to do so this World Cup, this means that the odds of Nigeria being eliminated here are significantly more valuable than backing Nigeria to win World Cup 2018 odds.
World Cup 2018 Nigeria Fixtures
If you are interested in backing the odds for Nigeria to win World Cup 2018, but you want to heed our advice and wait until the group stages are underway, then knowing when the Super Eagles will play is all-important.
Here are the three matches Nigeria will play within Group D in the World Cup 2018:
- Nigeria vs Croatia: Saturday 16th June, 21:00 PM (Local Time), Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
- Nigeria vs Iceland: Friday 22nd June, 18:00 PM (Local Time), Volgograd Arena, Volgograd
- Nigeria vs Argentina: Tuesday 26th June, 21:00 PM (Local Time), Saint Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg