England hosts Nigeria in a friendly game at the Wembley Stadium
England hosts Nigeria in a friendly game at the Wembley Stadium in London. This is part of England’s preparation for the World Cup. Let’s have a look at this match in our asian soccer bets.
This is England’s fifth friendly game since the World Cup qualifications campaign ended. Since then, Gareth Southgate’s team won once (against the Netherlands) and made three draws against Germany, Brazil and Italy.
In November England played two friendly games. They made a 0-0 draw against the Netherlands and the same result was achieved against Brazil. Both games were played at the Wembley Stadium in London. It was kind of dissapointing that England didn’t score a single goal for 180 minutes, but the level of opposition was very high as well.
In March the Three Lions once again played against the Netherlands. This time they achieved a 1-0 win at the Amsterdam Arena, thanks to a winning goal from Jesse Lingard. Four days later the English team hosted Italy at the Wembley. Jamie Vardy scored the opening goal for the hosts, but Lorenzo Insigne leveled the score with a penalty kick just three minutes before the end.
So, this is what England did in their four friendly games played since the end of the qualification campaign – one win and three draws. Two goals were scored and just one was conceded. This is showing us that England’s defense performed well in these matches.
Now Gareth Southgate’s team is hosting Nigeria. This is tough test for the Brits, because the Nigerian team is usually very good. They have athletic and energetic players, so we shall expect to see some good football by them.