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Portugal VS Nigeria Live Football Score Match 17 Nov 2022

Portugal VS Nigeria Live Football Score Match 17 Nov 2022

The focus will be on Cristiano Ronaldo as Portugal take on Nigeria in an international friendly ahead of the 202 FIFA World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s undying thirst for the limelight has earned him the world’s attention ahead of what is expected to be his final World Cup. An explosive interview where he aired his frustrations at Manchester United is being widely viewed as unsavory and untimely.But this is not the time to get distracted and the Portugal national team captain knows that more than anyone as he leads his troops into battle against Nigeria on Thursday night.

It will be the one and only preparation match that Portugal will get ahead of their first group stage fixture against Ghana on 24 November .

Portugal have a star-studded squad and Fernando Santos has a selection headache to address, especially in midfield. He is likely to test out different combinations on Thursday against Nigeria, who have failed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.Incidentally, Nigeria’s World Cup qualifying campaign ended at the hands of Ghana, Portugal’s first opponents in the group stage. They lost on away goals after drawing the second leg of their final qualifying game.

They fell to a 2-0 loss to Costa Rica on 10 November and will be used as a preparation side once again as they travel to take on Portugal on Thursday.

Nigeria have some quality players in their ranks and could cause some problems for Portugal.Portugal vs Nigeria Head-to-Head and Key Numbers

Portugal have lost two of their last three matches in all competitions.
Nigeria have lost four of their last six games in all competitions.
Portugal have kept three clean sheets in their last five matches in all competitions.
Nigeria have conceded at least one goal in six of their last seven matches.Ronaldo will be motivated to silence his doubters and prove his critics wrong. He’s stacked the odds against him once again but it remains to be seen whether he still has what it takes to come up clutch again.

As for Portugal, it will be good to have some wind in their sails heading into the World Cup and as such, they will be looking for a win. Nigeria are unlikely to pose many problems for Santos’ star-studded unit.Portugal and Nigeria face off at the Estádio José Alvalade for an international friendly fixture on Thursday, November 17th. Can Portugal sign off with a victory before jetting off to the World Cup? Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.Portugal are aiming finish their World Cup preparations on a positive note when they host Nigeria for a friendly match in Lisbon on Thursday. Read our top predictions for this week’s fixture below.Portugal will be determined to sign off in style with a victory over Nigeria in Lisbon before heading to the World Cup in Qatar and we expect the hosts to dominate from the first whistle in the capital. Nigeria have lost six of their last eight assignments and the current generation of Super Eagles players lack the quality of some of their predecessors. Portugal are strong on home soil and they have led at both half time and full time in four of their last five fixtures in their homeland. Expect a similar outcome to unfold here.
Portugal to Score in Both Halves

Fernando Santos’ Portugal side is packed to bursting with goal-scorers and match-winners and A Seleção have the ability to hurt opponents from all over the pitch. Portugal are particularly potent performers at home and they have notched in both halves in five of their last eight contests in their homeland. Portugal have the quality to do more damage against Nigeria on Thursday and we recommend backing the hosts to score goals either side of the interval again.Portugal vs Nigeria will face each other in a friendly match just a few days before the start of the Qatar World Cup 2022. The Portuguese national team is one of the qualified teams for the FIFA‘s top competition, being part of Group H with Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea. On the other side, Nigeria will not attend the event this time, but it will be the last game the Africans will play in the 2022 calendar year.

The European team will test its players in the match against an African opponent that could have certain similarities with group rivals Ghana, something that could be very useful. JefeBet‘s Portugal vs Nigeria preview has all the details for this game, as well as our prediction.This is the last friendly match Portugal will play before making its debut in Qatar 2022, a World Cup that will be the fifth and most likely last for Portugal’s star player, Cristiano Ronaldo. Having a player of such stature in their squad, makes the Portuguese national team is one of the powerhouses of the tournament, even though they have not had a brilliant qualification.

In their last official match, Portugal lost by a score of 0-1 to Spain, but fans do not have much to worry about since they have only lost two of their last eight matches so far in 2022. Nigeria is looking to close the year with a win, something that seems logical after failing to secure a place at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. In addition, the African team has lost its last two friendly matches, the first one to Algeria by a score of 2-1 and the second to Costa Rica by a score of 2-0.

The African team played 14 matches in this 2022 in all competitions and only managed to win on six occasions, most recently against Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations last September. Seeking to give a better impression at the end of the year, they will try to take advantage of the fact that their opponents will not be as competitive, already thinking about the World Cup.

Absences: Not reported.

Probable lineup: Francis Uzoho, Chidozie Awaziem, William Troost-Ekong, Calvin Bassey, Kevin Akpoguma, Frank Onyeka, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukwueze, Emmanuel Dennis, Paul Onuachu.
JefeBet Prediction

Cristiano Ronaldo may not play in this match, or if he does, he is not expected to play the entire match. There is a great difference in the quality of both teams and regardless of whether Cristiano Ronaldo plays or not, the victory will be on the side of the Europeans.

Prediction: Portugal wins by a score of 3-0.

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