Football Bet of the Day: Defences to be torn apart in Austria

Tobias Gourlay fancies it could be quite a battle between the Super Eagles and the Desert Foxes in Austria this evening

Nigeria v Algeria
Friday 19:30

In Belgium last night, there was a bit of a shock. For only the second time in second time in 16 matches, the Red Devils failed to win a game on home turf. Thanks to a late penalty, the visiting Elephants nicked a 1-1 draw that deflated their hosts, but inflated our coffers. We’re on the hunt for more goals this evening as Nigeria meet Algeria in Austria.

In all matches going back to July last year, Nigeria have managed just a couple of clean sheets in 10 attempts. The Super Eagles have scored themselves in all 10 of those games. There were just a couple of friendlies in that sequence: a 2-2 draw with Ukraine then, 12 months ago, a 1-1 draw with Brazil in Singapore.

Going all the way back to 2014, Algeria – who are slight favourites to win this game – have conceded in 15/20 international friendlies. Backing BTTS was the right thing to do in 12/120 of those Desert Foxes matches and at even money that’s what we’re backing today.

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