Nigeria will play Ghana in the second leg of the CAF qualifier play-offs for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The match will start at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 March 2022. The match venue is Abuja National Stadium, Abuja.
Latest odds on betting site
Nigeria has their winning odds placed at 2.30 (+130 American; 13/10 Fractional). Ghana has their winning odds placed at 3.76 (+276; 69/25). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 2.81 (+181; 181/100).
The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Nigeria — 41%, draw — 34%, Ghana — 25%.
Latest betting odds on Nigeria vs Ghana (29 March 2021):
- Over 2.5 goals — 3.46 (+246; 123/50)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.28 (-357; 7/25)
- To qualify Nigeria — 1.86 (-116; 43/50)
- To qualify Ghana — 1.92 (-109; 23/25)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.75 (+175; 7/4)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.43 (-233; 43/100)
Match preview and statistics
Nigeria played a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the qualifiers game against Ghana. The Super Eagles were poor in the first half as they failed to dominate the game but grew into the game. Nigeria was better in the second half as they created a couple of chances but were unable to score a goal.
Nigeria had seven shots in the game with two shots being on target. The Super Eagles created one big chance but failed to convert it. Nigeria completed 229 passes with an accuracy of 78%. The Super Eagles committed 19 fouls and had two corners.
Nigeria finished top of their group with 13 points to qualify for the final stages of the qualifiers. The Super Eagles won four games, drew one and suffered one defeat. Nigeria scored the most goals in the group with nine goals while conceding three goals with a difference of +6.
The Super Eagles won all the games during the group stages of the concluded Africa Cup of Nations. Nigeria finished top of the group with nine points. The Super Eagles scored the most goals in their group with six goals while conceding the fewest goals (1) with a goal difference of +5. Nigeria was knocked out of the competition by Tunisia in the Round of 16. The Super Eagles have won three of their last five games in all competitions.
Nigeria team news: Samuel Chukwueze was substituted in the first leg after picking up an injury during the game and is a doubt. Bonke Innocent also picked up an injury and is doubtful for the game. Wilfred Ndidi is a doubt with a knee injury. Maduka Okoye is out of the game with an illness. Alex Iwobi is suspended for the game after he was sent off in their 0-1 defeat to Tunisia.
Ghana played a 0-0 draw against Nigeria in the first leg of the qualifiers game at the Baba Yaro Sports Stadium. The Black Stars started the game so well and dominated the first half of the game. Ghana was also good in the second half but conceded few chances in the game.
Ghana had 10 shots in the game with two shots being on target. The Black Stars created zero big chances but had lots of half chances. Ghana completed 295 passes with an accuracy of 78%. The Black Stars committed 12 fouls and had nine corners.
Ghana finished top of the table with 13 points to qualify for the final stages of the World Cup qualifiers. The Black Stars scored the most goals in the group (7) while conceding three goals with a difference of +4. Ghana was knocked out in the group stages of the Africa Cup of Nations after they finished last with one point. The Black Stars have lost three of their last five games in all competitions.
Ghana team news: Andre Ayew is out of the game with an injury. Abdul Rahman Baba is a doubt for the game with a knock. Kamaldeen Suleman is out of the game with a back injury.
Nigeria vs Ghana H2H
The first leg of the tie ended in a nil-nil draw.
Ghana has won three of the last four meetings between both sides.
Two of the last four meetings have ended in over 2.5 goals.
Lineups and key players
Nigeria projected starting lineup:
- Francis Uzoho
- William Troost-Ekong
- Ola Aina
- Leon Balogun
- Zaidu Sanusi
- Ademola Lookman
- Kelechi Iheanacho
- Joe Aribo
- Moses Simon
- Emmanuel Dennis
- Victor Osimhen
Notable subs: Henry Onyekuru, Ahmed Musa and Samuel Kalu.
Victor Osimhen was decent in the first leg of the tie. The Nigerian International had two shots during the game and won three duels. Osimhen has scored three goals during the qualifiers while providing three assists. He has provided eight key passes.
Ghana projected starting lineup:
- Lawrence Ati-Zigi
- Mohammed Kudus
- Jonathan Mensah
- Alexander Djiku
- Gideon Mensah
- Iddrisu Baba
- Thomas Partey
- Yaw Yeboah
- Majeed Ashimeru
- Felix Afena-Gyan
- Jordan Ayew
Notable subs: Emmanuel Lomotey and Joel Fameyeh.
Thomas Partey was brilliant in the first leg of the tie against Nigeria. The Ghanian international won the most duels during the game (11) while providing two key passes. Partey had three shots and provided seven long balls while winning two tackles. He made seven recoveries and had one clearance.
Prediction and betting tips
Nigeria started poorly in the first half but got better in the second half. The Super Eagles have a great squad and lots of top players in the team. Nigeria has a strong squad and will be playing at home which is an advantage. A front line of Osimhen, Dennis and Lookman in the second leg will be tough for the Black Stars. I predict Nigeria to win the game and qualify for the World Cup.
Betting prediction: Nigeria to win
Odds: 2.30 (+130 American; 13/10 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Nigeria to qualify
Odds: 1.86 (-116 American; 43/50 Fractional)