Ecuador vs Nigeria: Prediction Odds & Betting Tips, 03/06/22, Team News and Lineups

01:30, 03 jun 2022

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Ecuador vs Nigeria prediction for Friday’s friendly showdown at The Red Bull Arena in New York. Preparing for the World Cup finals in Qatar Ecuador will play Nigeria who missed out on the event. You can follow our free prediction betting tips and preview on this page.

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Top Three Prediction and Betting Tips for Ecuador vs Nigeria

Bookmaker Ratings prediction one: Ecuador win – 2.06

Bookmaker Ratings prediction two: Over 2 goals – 1.65

Bookmaker Ratings prediction three: Ecuador 0/-0.5 goal handicap – 1.76

Ecuador Win

Despite the fact that statistically, Ecuador have a lesser chance of winning this with 30% to Nigeria’s 50%, the bookies are still favoring Ecuador to win. Notably, the Tricolors have not lost in their last four home games during which they drew with Brazil and Argentina.

Over 2 Goals

Usually, friendly games are an opportunity for coaches to try new ideas and players, for that reason, there won’t be tactical boundaries. As a result, we might see two or more goals in this game as we did in Ecuador’s last six games and Nigeria’s four of their last six games.

Ecuador 0/-0.5 Goals Handicap

Ecuador’s last ten match statistics show that they won three and drew five of them. Consequently, Ecuador were able to cover the Asian 0/-0.5 goals handicap in all of these matches. We predict, that Ecuador are capable of covering the handicap in this match.

Preliminary Review and Match Prediction for Ecuador vs Nigeria

After qualifying for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Ecuador will be playing in a group that consists of hosts Qatar, Senegal, and the Netherlands. In fact, the Tricolors had a fine run in their last seven qualifying matches losing just once and drawing with South American giants Brazil and Argentina, and claiming the fourth place.

Michael Estrada led Ecuador with six goals in the qualifiers but coach Alfaro will be relying on his team’s all-time top scorer Enner Valencia who has 35 goals in 70 caps. Currently ranked 46th in the world Ecuador will be hoping to prepare for Senegal against whom Ecuador lost in a friendly 1-0 back in 2002.

Nigeria on the other hand failed to qualify for Qatar 2022 World Cup for the seventh time. As a matter of fact, the Super Eagles had qualified for six of the last eight World Cups missing out only in the 2006 and 2022 editions. Moreover, Nigeria reached the final 16 round on three occasions.

During the last World Cup qualifications, Nigeria played Ghana, their fiercest rivals in African football in a two-legged playoff to decide who will play in Qatar. After a goalless draw in the first leg in Ghana, the Super Eagles hoped for the best in the return leg in Lagos. However, it wasn’t to be as Ghana managed to steal a 1-1 draw and qualified on the away goals rule.

Ecuador vs Nigeria Prediction

This is a match during which both managers will try new players and strategies, especially Ecuador who are preparing to play Senegal in the World Cup finals. We think the Tricolors will be more serious in their approach and claim the victory in New York. 

Safe Bet

Ecuador scored first in five of their last seven World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification matches. Nigeria meanwhile conceded first in three of their last four matches. With odds of 1.67 at Vbet, we will beach Ecuador to be the first goalscorer in this match and consider it our safe bet.

Ecuador vs Nigeria Team News

Jeremy Sarmiento has thigh problems for Ecuador and may not be available to play. 

As for Nigeria, there are no reported injuries at the time of writing. However, coach Jose Peseiro will start a new era for Nigerian football by giving the chance for newcomers like Ademola of Leicester City to prove themselves.

Ecuador vs Ghana Predicted Lineups

Ecuador: Galindez, Estupinan, Hincapie, Arboleda, Castillo Segura, Caicedo, Gruezo, Franco, Plata, Estrada, Ibarra Mina.

Nigeria: Uzoho, Awaziem, Troost-Ekong, Ajayi, Bassey, Aribo, Innocent, Iwobi, Simon, Desserts, Moffi.

Most Popular FAQ for Ecuador vs Nigeria

Who won the last meeting between these teams?

Nigeria and Ecuador drew 0-0 on 06/07/2003.

Where will this match be played?

Friday’s match will be played at The Red Bull Arena in New York at 01:30 UK time.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this fixture?

We recommend checking out the odds at Sportsbet.io for Ecuador bs Nigeria.

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