Sao Tome and Principe vs Nigeria predictions, previews, team news and more

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Qualifying for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations continues next week and will see Sao Tome and Principe face Nigeria at the Adrar Stadium on Monday.

Sao Tome and Principe’s return to African Cup qualifiers began on Thursday as they were beaten 5-1 by Guinea-Bissau, with Edmilson Viegas ’opening attack being a distant memory at the end of the game.

Sao Tome and Principe sit rock-bots in the group standings and will be looking to take their first win there.

Nigeria, on the other hand, started their qualifying campaign with a win, beating Sierra Leone 2-1 at home. The Super Eagles got a goal down after just 11 minutes but regrouped to bounce back through goals from Everton Alex Iwobi and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.

The Super Eagles sit number two on the group table with three points out of three available and will look to win again when they play next week.

Sao Tome and Principe vs Nigeria Head-To-Head

Monday’s match will mark the first meeting between the two countries. While Sao Tome and Principe are chasing their first wins, the Super Eagles will look to win two of the two and extend their lead in the group.

Sao Tome and Principe Form Guide (All Competitions): LDWLL

Nigeria Form Guide (All Competitions): WLLDD

Sao Tome and Principe vs Nigeria Team News

Sao Tome and Principe

Head coach Gustave Nyoumba had no players injured or suspended before Monday’s game.

wound: None

Gojag-gajeg: None

hung up: None


Team captain William Troost-Ekong was injured after making a tackle against Sierra Leone last time out and doubt this. Kenneth Omeruo of Leganes should replace Troost-Ekong in the starting XI for the Super Eagles.

wound: None

Gojag-gajeg: William Troost-Ekong

hung up: None

Sao Tome and Principe vs Nigeria Prediction XI

Sao Tome and Principe Prediction XI (4-3-3): D’Almeida Sequeira; Jardel Nazare, Vava Pequeno, Leonildo Soares, Ivonaldo; Tinho, Aldair, Eve Viegas; Edmilson Viegas, Valter Rocha, Luis Leal

Nigeria Prediction XI (4-4-2): Francis Uzoho; Ola Aina, Semi Ajayi, Kenneth Omeruo, Calvin Bassey; Samuel Chukwueze, Joe Aribo, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon; Victor Osimhen, Cyriel Dessers

Predictions of Sao Tome and Principe vs Nigeria

Sao Tome and Principe are running without a win and have won just one of their last nine games in all competitions.

Nigeria are also not the best, with the latest result ending five games without a win in all competitions. However, he sits 153 places above his midweek opponents in the FIFA rankings and should easily win here.

Forecast: Sao Tome 0-3 Nigeria