It is going to be an all or nothing game for Nigeria, and a trip to the top spot for Argentina. With two different goals in mind, this Group F clash still promises a thrilling quest.
Argentina has already qualified for the Round of 16, but winning this match will earn them the title of Group F’s Number One after a perfect winning streak. Also, it would mean that they will not have to face Group E’s prime victors (which could be anyone from the group, still).
On the other hand, Nigeria need to win this game to at least qualify for the next round. Their past performances against Iran and Bosnia and Herzegovina had been a mix of both good and bad luck.
Argentina has not encountered a defeat yet in their matches for the first round. However, they have been far from spectacular in their opener against Bosnia and Herzegovina. It looks like only Lionel Messi’s fair share of football prowess saves the team every time.
Their win against Iran is no exception either, as they won slimly in a second-half 1-0. But they have improved (but Messi is the lone scorer for the game, still).
On the other hand, Nigeria opened their World Cup campaign with a scoreless draw with Iran, which most fans describe as a snooze fest. However, it also showed how strong their defences are.
Their second match, now against Bosnia and Herzegovina resulted in a 1-0 win. Again, their defences were highlighted in the game, but they always seemed like they are struggling.
Out of the six meetings between Argentina and Nigeria, the Albiceleste won four of them.