There are few nations in world football that can match Brazil when it comes to player production and the home of Joga Bonito has another exciting generation on the way. However their U20 World Cup got off to a very underwhelming start when Ramon Menezes’ side lost 3-2 to Italy in their opening game.
A group stage exit, in a tournament hosted by rivals Argentina, would be nothing short of a disaster considering the quality of their squad. Santos forward Marcos Leonardo scored twice in their opening game defeat but much of the focus was on Andrey Santos, the 19-year midfielder who signed for Premier League side Chelsea in January.
Nigeria face a tough task against the pre-tournament favourites but have a talented squad of their own. They narrowly beat the Dominican Republic 2-1 in their first game of the World Cup but racked up an impressive 25 shots in the process. They could certainly cause Brazil some problems.
What time does Brazil vs Nigeria start?
The game between Brazil vs Nigeria will be played on Saturday 27 May with kick off at 2pm ET / 11am PT.
How can I watch Brazil vs Nigeria?
The following channels will be broadcasting the game live in the US:
UNIVERSO, UNIVERSO NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
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We will have full live coverage of the crucial Group D clash between Brazil and Nigeria on Saturday 27 May. Our minute-by-minute blog will go live roughly one hour before kick-off with everything you need to keep up to date with the action.
Form guide for Brazil vs Nigeria
Here’s how the two sides have fared in their five previous fixtures:
Italy 3-2 Brazil
Brazil 2-0 Uruguay
Colombia 0-0 Brazil
Paraguay 0-2 Brazil
Brazil 3-0 Venezuela
Nigeria 2-1 Dominican Republic
Tunisia 0-4 Nigeria
Nigeria 0-1 Gambia
Uganda 0-1 Nigeria
Mozambique 0-2 Nigeria
Brazil vs Nigeria prediction
Nigeria were tipped as a potential dark horse before the tournament but they will face a very difficult proposition against a Brazil team that will need to win in their final group stage game. Brazil should click into gear after their opening match set back and we’re predicting a win for Ramon Menezes’ side.
Prediction: Brazil 3-1 Nigeria
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