Thursday, June 17, 2010

Greece vs Nigeria - Prediction


Group B, 14:00 GMT, June 17, 2010
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Team Stat Comparison

Matches Played11
Table Position43
Goal Difference-2-1
Goals for *0.00.0
Goals against *0.01.0
Last 5LL
Last 5 home
Last 5 awayLL
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Greece | Nigeria

Competition Stats

YellowsVasilis Torosidis 1Lukman Haruna 1
Squads: Greece | Nigeria

Greece player in focus: Theofanis Gekas. Greece must win, and if they do manage to create any chances of note then Gekas is the man they will rely on to put the ball away. The Eintracht Frankfurt striker scored ten goals in 11 games in qualifying to top the goalscoring charts on the continent.
Nigeria player in focus: Obafemi Martins. The Wolfsburg striker was the only Nigeria player to manage a shot on target against Argentina in their opening game and with his pace, direct style and finishing ability, should represent a real threat against Greece.
Key battle: Alexandros Tzorvas v Yakubu. Tzorvas will be the last line of a resolute defence and if the 'keeper is on form, then Yakubu may face a frustrating afternoon in front of goal. The Everton striker scored just five Premier League goals last season and has struggled with his fitness for some time.
Trivia: Nigeria are the only team at the World Cup finals that do not have a single squad member playing in the country's domestic league.
Stats: Greece have failed to score a goal in four attempts in World Cup games. They have, however, conceded 12 goals. If they do not score again, they will level the record for the most consecutive games without a goal, matching Bolivia.
Odds: Greece (4.00), the draw (3.25) and Nigeria (2.00) with Bet365. Draw at HT, Nigeria at FT looks a good bet at 4.33.
Prediction: If Greece continue to show no attacking initiative then it must be hoped that Nigeria snatch a late win. There will not be a glut of chances though.

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