Nigeria can soar in Saint Petersburg

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Argentina’s poor showing has been one of the surprises of the World Cup so far and Nigeria can punish them tonight.

Nigeria to win @ 5/1

The Albiceleste headed to Russia with questions lingering over both their spirit and shape and their shortcomings have been exposed in their 1-1 draw with Iceland and the 3-0 defeat to Croatia.

Coach Jorge Sampaoli is reportedly set to be sacked whatever the outcome of his team’s campaign and I feel the inner squabbling within the camp will cost them here.

The Super Eagles lost their opener to the Croats but Gernot Rohr’s switch to a back three appears inspired and they were far too good in their 2-0 win over Iceland.

Nigeria have lost on all four of the occasions these two have met in the World Cup but I’m backing them to make it a fifth time lucky, although the 31/20 for Rohr’s men on the double chance may tempts punters looking for security.

Over 3.5 goals @ 33/20

World Cup games are often cagey but these two both have plenty of strength in attack.

Nigeria won 4-2 when they met in a friendly last November, while the South Americans triumphed 3-2 at the last World Cup.

This game looks destined for goals and with both set to go for the win in a bid to qualify from Group D, look out for an open and attacking affair in “The Venice of the North”.

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