France vs. Nigeria World Cup betting odds have France at -200 or 1/2. Nigeria was coming in at 6/1 odds. The Draw was listed at 3.5/1. All odds courtesy of BetOnline here.
This will be only the second international meeting between France and Nigeria. The Super Eagles won the previous meeting 1-0 in Saint-Etienne back in June 2009.
Les Blues have lost two of their last three World Cup matches against African nations (2002 v Senegal and 2010 v South Africa). They beat Togo between these two defeats, in 2006.
Nigeria have scored a goal in all but one of their previous 10 World Cup finals matches against European sides.
The Super Eagles are aiming to become just the fourth African side to make the quarter finals of a World Cup tournament (after Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002 and Ghana in 2010).
Nigeria have only won one of their last 11 World Cup matches.
Nigeria have lost both of their previous World Cup second round ties – 1-2 v Italy in 1994 and 1-4 v Denmark in 1998.
France have won all three of their previous second round ties at the World Cup (2-0 v Italy in 1986, 1-0 v Paraguay in 1998 and 3-1 v Spain in 2006).
- Alistair Prescott, Gambling911.com