The Super Eagles of Nigeria will be playing their last match of this International break against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on the 13th of October, 2020. Nigeria will be facing Tunisia for the 20th time in history of the game across all Competitions including friendlies.
Nothing short of a victory will be expected of the Super Eagles after they lost their first friendly of this International break against the Desert Foxes of Algeria by 0-1 scoreline.
A win for either side could see them take massive strides going up in the next FIFA Ranking. In this regards, former Super Eagles and Real Madrid star, Mutiu Adepoju expressed concern about the FIFA Ranking of the Super Eagles after the defeat to Algeria, Goal reported. Mutiu fears Nigeria might drop following the defeat to Algeria.
The Super Eagles who now ranks 29th in the world are in danger of dropping out of the top 30 should incase results don't go their way against Tunisia later today.
According to Goal, Rohr is expecting the the Super Eagles of Nigeria to step up their game against the Tunisian outfit as this will help boost the confidence of the team ahead of major competitive games. Rohr went on to charge his players to get a good result against Tunisia after a lot fans expressed their frustration at the performance of the team against Algeria a few days ago.
Sportmata takes a look at several topics as regards the game that every Nigerian should know ahead of the clash. These include venue, head to head, event type, probable line ups and so on. Here we go!
The match is an International friendly game between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.
The relatively small sized Jacques Leman Arena will play host to the clash between Nigeria and Tunisia. Address: Unterbergen 2 City: St. Veit an der Glan; Opened: 2005; Capacity: 2420
How to Follow the game
If you are on Twitter, you can get live updates by following the hashtag below or following the official handle of the NFF.
You can also what the game live on @SuperSportTV or on popular Nigerian TV AIT
@AIT_Online, or stream the game live online.
This is not the starting 11 but a prediction of what the manager's selection will likely look like. NB: this is clearly the opinion of Sportmata.
Head to Head
Nigeria have clashed with Tunisia on 19 occasions, with the first clash dating as far back as 1961 with Nigeria coming out on top with a 2-1 victory. Nigeria and Tunisia are level on number of wins in these 19 games with 6 wins apiece while 7 of the encounters ended in a draw.
However, during the last 5 matches between the two giants, Nigeria have managed to secure 2 wins while the other three encounters ended in draws. The last time both teams met, Nigeria secured a 1-0 victory over Tunisia courtesy of AFCON Golden boot winner, Odion Ighalo's strike as Nigeria finished third and won Bronze.
Hopefully tonight, Nigeria can make it 7 wins in 20 meetings with Algeria.
Score Prediction Nigeria vs Tunisia
Rohr and his Charges will be looking to make amends on their lack lustre performance against Algeria last time out by picking up a victory tonight.
Therefore, Sportmata Score Prediction is;
A victory for the Super Eagles over the Carthage Eagles.
Nigeria 3 - 1 Tunisia
Covid-19 Test Report
Report by the NFF shows all players tested negative for the dreadful virus and this will come as a good news for the Coach and the Clubs, each player represents.
The NFF confirmed this via a tweet posted on their timeline at about 9:35am on Tuesday. It read
"Ahead of tonight’s friendly game against Tunisia, all @NGSuperEagles
Nigeria will be hoping to inflict a second defeat in a row on this Tunisian side when the two sides meet tonight.
Question: Who should Rohr start in Attack if Nigeria must get a result out of this game?
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