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Nigeria vs. Uruguay (2013 Confederations Cup)

by Kimi Nguyen on Confederations Cup 2013

The meeting between the Super Eagles and la Celeste is crucial for claiming the second spot and a place in the semi-finals, and BETEGY expects both sides to attack.

In the first round, we have seen a very disorganized Uruguayan side – they couldn’t get hold of the ball, the lethal striker Edinson Cavani couldn’t get much of the ball, let alone turning chances to goal. Coach Oscar Tabarez addressed this late in second half but the effort was too little, too late. However, Uruguay possesses many big players who can single-handedly decide the match like Luis Suarez, Uruguay frontline would pose constant threat to Nigerian erroneous back four.

Match-winner Luis Suarez could steal the show

Despite their 6-1 win, Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi was disappointed not only with his side’s finishing in the game against Tahiti, but also teamwork. He suggested the Super Eagles will improve on finishing in this key match.

N. Oduamadi celebrating his hat-trick vs. Tahiti

The champions of Africa have been great in front of goal lately, and have now gone 11 games since they last failed to score. Furthermore, Uruguay achieved just three clean sheets in their last 16 fixtures.
Top predictions: 1-2  , 1 – 1,  2 – 1, 1 – 0

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