Nigeria vs Ghana lineups, stats, 3 predictions – international friendly

Nigeria vs Ghana lineups, stats, 3 predictions – international friendly
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All eyes will be on the Grand de Stade Marrakech in Morocco as Nigeria vs Ghana clash on Friday March 22. It'll be interesting to see how things pan out at the end of this Jollof Derby.

Predicted Nigeria vs Ghana lineups

These are our predicted Nigeria vs Ghana lineups:

Nigeria

Goalkeeper: Stanley Nwabali.
Defenders: Bright Osayi-Samuel, Calvin Bassey, Semi Ajayi, Bruno Onyemaechi.
Midfielders: Alex Iwobi, Frank Onyeka, Wilfred Ndidi.
Forwards: Kelechi Iheanacho, Ademola Lookman, Moses Simon.

Ghana

Goalkeeper: Joseph Wollacott.
Defenders: Tariq Lamptey, Gideon Mensah, Alexander Djiku, Daniel Armatey.
Midfielders: Abdul Samed, Ernest Nuamah, Andre Ayew.
Forwards: Antoine Semenyo, Jordan Ayew, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku.

Nigeria vs Ghana stats
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Confirmed Nigeria vs Ghana lineups

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Nigeria vs Ghana stats

  • Meetings between these teams are fondly called the Jollof Derby
  • Ghana have no wins in their last five matches in all competitions.
  • In contrast, Nigeria won five of their last six games.
  • Ghana have 22 wins in 53 encounters between these teams, with 20 draws and 11 losses.
  • The last time the Super Eagles defeated the Black Stars was in January 2006.
  • Nigeria vs Ghana first clashed in October 1950
  • The last six meetings between these teams went south of the 2.5 goal marker.

Nigeria vs Ghana predictions

Prediction 1: Nigeria to win

Granted, Ghana have had Nigeria's number in recent years. However, the Super Eagles have fared a lot better than their West African opponents lately.

On one hand, Nigeria won five of their last six matches. They put up a solid performance at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2023), reaching the final.

In contrast, the Black Stars crashed out in the group stages, after failing to win a single match.

While we expect this to be a tightly-contested clash, we are leaning towards the Super Eagles for the victory.

Prediction 2: BTTS – no

Nigeria and Ghana have squared off against each other on many occasions, and their recent clashes have been one-sided when it comes to goals.

As a matter of fact, both teams managed to score in just one of the last six skirmishes between these teams.

In the same vein, Nigeria's Super Eagles kept four clean sheets in their last six matches. For this reason, we shouldn't expect goals at both ends.

Nigeria vs Ghana prediction
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Prediction 3: Under 2.5 goals

For our last Nigeria vs Ghana prediction, let's explore the over/under goals market.

We've already established that Nigeria did not concede in four of their last six matches. Bearing that in mind, it's no surprise that most of their games have been on the low-scoring side.

Nine of the Super Eagles' last 10 matches went below the 2.5 goal line, and considering this was the case with their last six meetings with Ghana, this will likely be a low-scoring affair.

Where to watch Nigeria vs Ghana live

This match will be broadcast on NTA Sports 24 for fans who reside in Nigeria. Meanwhile Ghanaians can tune into GTV Sports+ and Max TV for live coverage of this game.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 weeks ago

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years.