Costa Rica Vs Nigeria: Three Things To Expect
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will tackle The Ticos of Costa Rica in a friendly match scheduled to take place on November 10.
Nigeria will prosecute the friendly encounter with the home-based team following the country’s inability to qualify for the upcoming World Cup tournament in Qatar.
On the contrary, Coach Luis Suarez will use the game to fine-tune his tactics and observe his team before selecting the final 26-man squad for the biennial tournament.
That being said, here are three possible events to expect from the encounter
Few Or No Goal From The Super Eagles
Nigeria’s home-based Eagles aren’t known for their goalscoring prowess.
They haven’t been prolific in front of goals having scored just two goals in four games.
The attacking trio of Sunday Faleye, Suleiman Garba, and Jerry Alex lack the synergy and firepower to trouble the veteran Keylor Navas and his teammates.
Rampaging Costa Rican Side
Contrary to their Nigeria counterparts, Luis Suarez’s men have found the back of the net in five consecutive matches.
Joel Campbell and Johan Venegas would be a handful for the Super Eagles defenders considering their form and experience.
Apart from the attack, the Costa Rican side are more organized and coordinated than their opponents.
The exposure, experience, and crowd support favor the Costa Rican side. Hence, don’t be surprised if it ends up being a one-sided affair.
High Physical Contest
Football is a game of contact, and I’m predicting much of it when both sides meet at the San Jose Stadium.
Nigerians are known for their physical strength and I expect the invited players to explore it against their opponents.
My prediction: The game will end 2—0 in Costa Rica’s favor.