Nigeria drift in World Cup 2018 odds after ACON 2015 shock

20th November 2014 | World Cup Betting category: Football World Cup News
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There was a surprise causality in qualification for the Africa Cup Of Nations 2015 as the reigning champions Nigeria were knocked out. The Super Eagles, who made it to the first knockout stage of the 2014 World Cup, crashed out of 2015 Africa Cup of Nations betting after being held to a 2-2 draw by South Africa.

It was a game that Nigeria had to win against the South Africans in their final qualifier at their new stadium in Uyo in order to make it to the finals to defend their ACON title. But the Super Eagles fell 2-0 behind in the match and while they fought back, playing against ten men for the last 19 minutes of the game, their equaliser came deep into stoppage time, too little too late.

Their demise in failing to quality to defend their title has had a knock on effect in their chances of picking up the title at World Cup 2018 as they are out at price of 250/1 with online betting site Bwin, lumping them around the likes of South Korea and Costa Rica.

The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations will be played in Equatorial Guinea after scheduled hosts Morocco refused to host the event because of the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. Germany continue to trading strongly as 5/1 favourites to win the World Cup 2018, followed by Argentina, spain and Brazil who are all 8/1 shots at Bwin.

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