1NEWS – Nigeria will face Liberia in the 2022 World Cup Qualifying match for Africa Zone Group C. The match will take place at Teslim Balogun Stadium on Friday (3/9) evening at 23.00 WIB.
Playing as the home team, Nigeria is certainly eyeing a victory to top Group C. Meanwhile, Liberia is trying to steal a point from Nigeria so that they do not become bottom of the group.
Nigeria vs Liberia meeting record
In the last five meetings, Nigeria is unbeaten by Liberia so far. Liberia was only able to hold Nigeria to a draw once, and the rest they had to swallow.
The match on Friday (3/9) will be a very tough test for Liberia, because in their last meeting they had to lose to Nigeria. Because in the last match, Liberia was crushed by a score of 6-1 by Nigeria in the African Cup of Nations Qualification.
Nigeria Haven’t Won In Last Three Matches
Nigeria have a goal of winning against Liberia on Friday (3/9), because they have not won three points in the last three matches. In fact they had to swallow a 4-0 defeat against Mexico.
Gernot Rohr’s team seems to be playing a 4-1-3-2 attacking formation against Liberia. With five players in front, Gernot Rohr hopes his team can score many goals against the visitors.
Jamilu Collins, Chidozie Awaziem, Valentine Ozornwafor and Shehu Abdullahi are expected to fill the Nigerian back line. Then Wilfred Ndidi will be a defensive midfielder to help the four players at the back.
Meanwhile, up front are Paul Onuachu and Kelechi Iheanacho who are expected to break into the Liberia goal with many goals. Behind him, there are three players who will help them, namely Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi and Moses Simon.
Liberia wants to erase embarrassing record
Liberia will face a difficult test because they have to play at home to Nigeria on Friday (3/9) night. Because Liberia itself is in a very bad form, especially in the last five matches.
Peter Butler’s squad had to swallow four defeats from those five matches, even they were only able to score two goals so far. This problem must be resolved by Peter Butler in order to take points from Nigeria in the match later.
In the last match, Liberia was massacred 5-1 by Algeria. The quality of the defense sector is Peter Butler’s main focus for the match against Nigeria.
It is likely that Peter Butler will rely on a counter-attack by using a 3-4-1-2 formation. The English coach hopes that Liberia can stem the attacks of the home team who play five players up front.
Peter Wilson and Kpah Sherman were expected to steal goals against Nigeria, assisted by Marcus Macauley behind him. The midfield will be filled with Ketu Jerbo, Allen Njie, Oscar Dorley and Bah Othello to help the front lines and the defense sector.
Meanwhile, at the back are Jeremy Saygbe, Sampson Dweh, and Daniel Paye who are focused on defending. Peter Butler hopes this strategy and formation can stem the attack of Nigeria who are looking for victory in the next match.
Nigeria vs Liberia Soccer Prediction
Judging from the meeting record and the last match record, the exchange sbobet agent mentions that the Nigerian national team is slightly better than Liberia. However, Liberia could surprise Nigeria by stealing one or even three points from the hosts.
However, Nigeria is still the favorite in this match because it has much better quality players. The match between Nigeria and Liberia is expected to end with score 2 – 0.