Italy vs Nigeria
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Italy vs Nigeria

Probable starting eleven:Italy: Sirigu, Maggio, Bonucci, Ogbonna, Pasqual, Candreva, De Rossi, Montolivo, Florenzi, Balotelli, RossiNigeria: Enyeama, Omeruo, Ambrose, Oboabona, Elderson, Mikel, Onazi, Musa, Ideye, Moses, EmenikeI will try with a small surprise here. First of all, no team have the home advantage as this match will be played in London, at Fulham’s stadium Craven Cottage. I expect an interesting game and I believe Nigeria have decent chance to win.The first reason for my pick is Nigeria. The Eagles played excellent during the qualifications for the World Cup in Brazil and managed to stay unbeaten on all eight matches in the campaign. They are a respectable side, one of the best in Africa. The coach Stephen Keshi has good players like Obi Mikel from Chelsea or Victor Moses from Liverpool. Nigeria are in excellent form in the last period and have four wins on the last four matches during the Autmn. Here are the results:16.11.2013. Nigeria – Ethiopia 2:013.10.2013. Ethiopia – Nigeria 1:210.09.2013. Nigeria – Burkina Faso 4:107.09.2013. Nigeria – Malawi 2:0 Keshi has all players available for this match, only the defender Godfrey Oboabona is doubtful.Italy, meanwhile, played a 1:1 draw with Germany on Friday. But the coach Prandelli announced he will rotate his players against the Eagles. The 56-year-old intends to play with an experimental side at this match. After the draw with Germany, Prandelli said he plans to use Monday’s game as a chance to rotate his squad.”This team can certainly improve and we’ve got to focus on having the right fitness levels in Brazil,” he said.”We now have two days to recover and the plan is to put out an entirely new team in the next game.” It is hard to predict Italian starting line-up (even I tried), but it is clear this is gonna be Italy B-team. In situation like this, I believe Nigeria victory is possible.