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Portugal vs Nigeria Prediction, Lineups, Preview, Team News, H2H, And Injury Updates

Portugal has a high chance of winning the match today. Portugal may win by 2 goals.

Portugal will take on Nigeria on Friday, November 18, at Estádio José Alvalade (Lisboa).

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Three of Portugal’s last five matches have ended in victories.

During their last five games, Nigeria have won only one by 10 goals against São Tomé e Príncipe.

A friendly match between Portugal and Nigeria will take place this Thursday at Estadio Jose Alvalade in preparation for the World Cup.

As they prepare for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying rounds, the three-time African champions will aim to close out the year on a high and return to winning ways.

In Qatar, Portugal will look to make their mark after a somewhat disappointing UEFA Nations League campaign.

Despite winning three and drawing one of their first five games, A Selecao lost 1-0 to Luis Enrique’s men on September 27 to drop to second place in Group A2.

With Ghana, South Korea, and Uruguay in Group H, the Portuguese are slight favorites to win the group and move on to the knockout stages.

Since 2006, Fernando Santos’ men have failed to progress beyond the round of 16 after reaching the semi-finals before losing 1-0 to the French.

Santos has proven he can handle some of the world’s biggest footballing nations despite a shaky qualifying run – where they finished behind Serbia before beating Turkey and North Macedonia in playoffs.

Three years before leading Portugal to their first UEFA Nations League title, the 68-year-old led Portugal to the European Championship title in 2016.

Having made their sixth consecutive World Cup appearance, Portugal will be seeking their first-ever final. Cristiano Ronaldo leads the squad for the task at hand.

The Nigerians, meanwhile, will head into Thursday’s match with some hope following a disappointing season.

Defeated 1-0 by Tunisia in the 21st round of the Africa Cup of Nations, the three-time champions ended 2022 with a round-of-16 exit.

After a 1-1 aggregate draw in the qualifying playoffs in March, the Super Eagles were knocked out of Qatar by West African rivals Ghana on the away goal rule.

In September, Nigeria blew a two-goal first-leg lead and drew 2-2 on aggregate to miss out on the 2022 Africa Nations Championship.

Since a goalless draw with Cameroon in June 2021, Jose Peseiro’s team has suffered five consecutive friendly defeats.

Onuachu scored the first goal for Nigeria as they defeated seven-time AFCON champions Egypt 1-0 in March 2019.

In preparation for their remaining AFCON qualifying matches, the West Africans lost their last three matches across all competitions – including a 2-0 loss to Costa Rica just five days ago.

See FIFA World Cup 2022 Squad of All Teams.

Portugal vs Nigeria Match Details

Match:Portugal vs Nigeria, International Friendly 2022.
Date:Friday, November 18, 2022.
Kick-Off:00:15
Venue:Estádio José Alvalade (Lisboa).

Portugal vs Nigeria Lineups

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Portugal Probable Lineup

  1. Ramos.
  2. Silva.
  3. Leao.
  4. Dalot.
  5. Otavio.
  6. Palhinha.
  7. Sa.
  8. Neves.
  9. Vitinha.
  10. Pereira.
  11. Guerreiro.

Nigeria Probable Lineup

  1. Bassey.
  2. Akpoguma.
  3. Troost-Ekong.
  4. Dennis.
  5. Uzoho.
  6. Onuachu.
  7. Ndidi.
  8. Chukwueze.
  9. Iwobi.
  10. Awaziem.
  11. Onyeka.

Portugal vs Nigeria Team News

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Unavailable Players (Injury Updates)

Victor Osimhen.

Olisah Ndah.

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Portugal vs Nigeria Prediction

Who Will Win The Match Today Between Portugal vs Nigeria?

Portugal has a high chance of winning the match today. Portugal may win by 2 goals.

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