Benin vs Nigeria Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more

Here is our prediction for the upcoming International match between Benin and Nigeria taking place on Monday, June 10th 2024.

9:28am on Monday 10th June 2024
Jake Skudder

On June 10, 2024, West African neighbors Benin and Nigeria face off in a crucial World Cup qualifying match at Stade Felix-Houphouet-Boigny.

With both teams vying for a spot in the 2026 World Cup, this Group C clash promises to be a nail-biter. The stakes are high, as every team in the group remains in contention for qualification.

Benin's Recent Form

Benin, known as the Cheetahs, come into this match with a mixed bag of results.

Their 1-0 victory over Rwanda has boosted their confidence, placing them third in the standings.

Benin's overall form in World Cup Qualifying - Africa is marked by one win, one draw, and one loss.

Despite their inconsistent performance, they hope to leverage their recent win and the extra day of rest they enjoyed compared to Nigeria.

Nigeria's Recent Form

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have had a frustrating start to their qualifying campaign.

They have drawn all three of their matches against Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

Nigeria's ability to secure only draws has left them in a precarious position. Coach Finidi George and his team need to capitalise on this match to keep their World Cup dreams alive.

Team News


Benin's squad is expected to remain largely unchanged from their win over Rwanda.

Midfielder Dokou Dodo, who scored the decisive goal, will retain his place. The attacking line will likely feature Steve Mounie, flanked by Junior Olaitan and Jodel Dossou.

With no major injuries reported, coach Gernot Rohr will field his best eleven to secure another victory.


Nigeria, on the other hand, faces some selection challenges. Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, who scored in their last match, was substituted due to an injury.

Semi Ajayi also sustained a knock and may not be fit for this match. Despite these setbacks, the squad boasts talents like Ademola Lookman and Alex Iwobi, who are expected to lead the attack.

Victor Boniface, surprisingly benched in the last game, might see some action against Benin.


Given Nigeria's superior quality and depth, they are favourites to win. However, their form has been less than convincing.

Benin will be buoyed by their recent win and home advantage. The Super Eagles need a decisive performance to turn their campaign around and avoid missing out on back-to-back World Cup appearances for the first time since 1994.

Our prediction: Benin 0-1 Nigeria

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