FIFA U-20 World Cup: Brazil Plays High-Flying Nigeria in Do-or-Die Fixture

FIFA U-20 World Cup: Brazil Plays High-Flying Nigeria in Do-or-Die Fixture
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A heavyweight FIFA U-20 World Cup matchup is on the cards as Brazil U-20 tackle Nigeria U-20, aka the Flying Eagles, at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza on Saturday.

Brazil needs a win to make it into the next round, while the Flying Eagles are already through to the next round. The Nigerian side has little riding on the game but will look to keep up their winning momentum going into the FIFA U-20 World Cup Round of 16.

Ahead of this fixture, Brazil are 3rd in Group D with three points, while Nigeria top the standings with six points.

Brazil U20 vs Nigeria U20 Match Preview

Brazil

Brazil is coming in this FIFA World Cup fixture on the back of a six-nil demolition of the Dominican Republic in their second match. The South Americans will love to reproduce that performance against Nigeria to ensure their passage into the next round. However, the Flying Eagles won't lay low in this encounter and give Brazil stiff opposition regardless of having qualified.

The five-time winners of this competition recovered well after losing 3-2 to Italy, their first loss in 2023, and will fancy their chances against Nigeria after coming off that 6-0 emphatic win in their last match.

Form Guide: WWWDLW

Nigeria

The two-time runners-up of this competition have booked their place in the next round after staging a 2-0 win over Italy in their last game. Nigeria is unbeaten in their previous four games and has lost just once in their last eight games, picking up six wins in that stretch. They have the strength to knock Brazil out of this competition and will try to do just that.

Form Guide: WLWDWW

Brazil U20 vs Nigeria U20 Match Predictions

Below are our match predictions for this FIFA World Cup game. You can use our insights to earn rewards. Use the Bet9ja promo code, or Betano promo code if you're a new user in Nigeria.

1st Prediction: Nigeria to Score

Nigeria has scored in the two matches they've played in this tournament. They have players that can do the damage upfront, with Jude Sunday in excellent form. Brazil is a formidable opposition, but the Flying Eagles can continue their goalscoring run. Since the West Africans have scored in their last four games, it's a safe prediction to back them to get at least one goal in this bout.

2nd Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals

Our second prediction for this match is on the Over/Under Goals market. We'll like to mention that both teams have scored at least two goals in their last two games. Furthermore, both teams have seen three of their last four games exceed the two-goal margins. Going by that, we are confident of seeing a high-scoring affair in this fixture.

Brazil U20 vs Nigeria U20 Head-to-Head

Both countries met last in the 2015 edition. Below was the result on that day:

  • Nigeria U20 2-4 Brazil U20

Brazil U20 vs Nigeria U20 Lineups

Lineups for this game will be made available an hour ahead of kick-off.

Frequently Asked Questions About Brazil vs Nigeria

Which TV channel will show the Brazil vs Nigeria match in Nigeria?

This match will be broadcast live on SuperSport Variety Channel 209 and GoTV SuperSport Select 2 (7 PM Nigerian Time). You can also watch this game on live football apps.

Where will the Brazil vs Nigeria FIFA World Cup match take place?

This heavyweight clash will take place at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in the city of Mendoza.

Which of these teams do the bookies favour to win the match?

Brazil are the bookies' favourites to win this FIFA U-20 World Cup game.

This article was most recently revised and updated 11 months ago

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