Super Falcons vs Canada predictions – Women’s World Cup

Super Falcons vs Canada predictions – Women’s World Cup
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The second match of Group B pits Nigeria's Super Falcons against Canada on Friday morning. With both teams hoping to kick off their respective FIFA World Cup campaigns with a win, it'll be interesting to see who will emerge victorious after 90 minutes.

Super Falcons vs Canada head to head

It may interest you to know that this isn't the first time the Super Falcons and Canada will meet at the FIFA Women's World Cup. These teams squared off against each other at the 2011 World Cup, where the Super Falcons came out on top by a lone goal. Furthermore, Nigeria and Canada have met on four occasions. The Canadians currently lead the head-to-head with a 2-1-1 record.

  • 12/04/22 Canada 2-2 Nigeria (International friendly)
  • 09/04/22 Canada 2-0 Nigeria (International friendly)
  • 08/04/19 Canada 2-1 Nigeria (International friendly)
  • 05/07/11 Canada 0-1 Nigeria (FIFA Women's World Cup)

Prediction 1: Nigeria or draw

Although we've established that Canada won two of four previous clashes between these teams, it's fair to note that those wins came in friendly matches. The reality is, these teams met just once in a competitive match, and Nigeria won that game.

Furthermore, it's noteworthy that both teams are on opposite sides in terms of recent form. On one hand, Canada have struggled to find their footing lately; they are coming off back-to-back losses, and have lost four of their last five games. In contrast, the Super Falcons are currently on a three-match winning streak. Despite being the overwhelming favourites, we don't think the Canadians will win this match.

Prediction 2: Both teams to score

Our next Super Falcons vs Canada prediction is on the BTTS market. Although the Super Falcons have won their last three games, they've conceded their fair share of goals over the past few months. As a matter of fact, Nigeria have seen their defense breached in eight of their last 10 games across all competitions.

Likewise, the Canadians have struggled to keep the goals out; as they kept just one clean sheet in their last six matches. It's also worth mentioning that the most recent encounter between these teams was a four-goal thriller, with both teams getting on the scoresheet twice. On that note, we should expect goals at both ends.

Prediction 3: Over 2.5 goals

Given that these teams scored four goals between them in their most recent encounter last year, it's no surprise that we are taking the over 2.5 goals option for today's game. We would like to point out that Canada have been involved in a lot of high-scoring matches recently; as five of their last seven matches featured at least three goals. On the other hand, the Super Falcons registered five goals in their last two matches alone; and for this reason, we should expect the goals to flow in this game.

Head to Head

12/04/22

Womens International Womens

ca

Canada Women

Nigeria Women

Nigeria Women

2

2

09/04/22

Womens International Womens

ca

Canada Women

Nigeria Women

Nigeria Women

2

0

08/04/19

Womens International Womens

ca

Canada Women

Nigeria Women

Nigeria Women

2

1

Last Five - Nigeria Women

07/08/23

Women's World Cup Women's

gb

England Women

Nigeria Women

Nigeria Women

0 (4)

0 (2)

L

31/07/23

Women's World Cup Women's

Republic of Ireland Women

Republic of Ireland Women

Nigeria Women

Nigeria Women

0

0

D

27/07/23

Women's World Cup Women's

Australia Women

Australia Women

Nigeria Women

Nigeria Women

2

3

W

21/07/23

Women's World Cup Women's

ca

Canada Women

Nigeria Women

Nigeria Women

0

0

D

11/04/23

Womenu2019s International Womenu2019s

nz

New Zealand Women

Nigeria Women

Nigeria Women

0

3

W

Last Five - Canada Women

31/07/23

Women's World Cup Women's

Australia Women

Australia Women

ca

Canada Women

4

0

L

26/07/23

Women's World Cup Women's

Republic of Ireland Women

Republic of Ireland Women

ca

Canada Women

1

2

W

21/07/23

Women's World Cup Women's

Nigeria Women

Nigeria Women

ca

Canada Women

0

0

D

11/04/23

Womenu2019s International Womenu2019s

fr

France Women

ca

Canada Women

2

1

L

22/02/23

Womenu2019s International Womenu2019s

jp

Japan Women

ca

Canada Women

3

0

L

Frequently Asked Questions about the Super Falcons vs Canada

What's the name of the female team in Nigeria?

The Nigerian women's side are called the Super Falcons.

Who is hosting the FIFA Women's World Cup?

The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup will be played in Australia and New Zealand.

Who has won the Women's World Cup the most?

The United States have been the most successful team in this competition, winning a record four titles; they are also the defending champions.

Where can I watch the Super Falcons vs Canada game?

You can catch all the action live on Afrosport TV if you live in Nigeria, and on CTV and TSN1 if you live in Canada.

This article was most recently revised and updated 5 months 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.