Benin vs Nigeria: Where to watch, time, probable lineups and prediction

All eyes will be on Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny as Benin vs Nigeria takes place on Monday 10 June. In this article, we'll provide the Super Eagles match time and probable lineups.

Where to watch Benin vs Nigeria live

Kickoff time for Benin vs Nigeria is 17:00 WAT. This match will be broadcast on ORTB for fans who live in Benin Republic, while those who reside in Nigeria can catch all the action live on Startimes and SuperSport.

Probable Benin vs Nigeria lineups

Fisayo Dele-Bashiru picked up a knock in Nigeria's 1-1 draw with South Africa a few days ago, he faces a late fitness test ahead of this clash. On the other hand, there are no new injury concerns for Benin Republic.

Benin

Goalkeeper: Marcel Dandjinou.
Defenders: Rachid Moumini, Cédric Houtondji, Mohamed Tijani, David Kiki.
Midfielders: Dokou Dodo, Sessi D’Almeida, Hassane Imourane.
Forwards: Jodel Dossou, Steve Mounié, Junior Olaitan.

Benin vs Nigeria lineups
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Nigeria

Goalkeeper: Stanley Nwabali.
Defenders: Benjamin Tanimu, Semi Ajayi, Calvin Bassey, Bright Osayi-Samuel.
Midfielders: Raphael Onyedika, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi.
Forwards: Ademola Lookman, Paul Onuachu, Victor Boniface.

Benin vs Nigeria: The referee

Bamlak Tessema Weyesa was initially designated as the referee for this match. However, the Ethiopian official was replaced by Pierre Ghislain Atcho. Interestingly, Atcho hasn't officiated any match involving Benin or Nigeria in his five-year career.

Quick stats

  • Nigeria won their last three, and eight of their last nine skirmishes with Benin Republic.
  • The Super Eagles are still in the hunt for their first win in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers after drawing their first three games.
  • Although Benin defeated Rwanda by a lone goal a couple of days ago, it was their first win since March 2022.
  • Benin Coach Gernot Rohr was in charge of the Super Eagles between August 2016 and December 2021
Benin vs Nigeria lineups
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Benin vs Nigeria: Analysis of the match

Although Benin defeated Rwanda in Matchday 3, their recent form doesn't inspire a lot of confidence. The Cheetahs had no wins in 16 previous matches stretching back to March 2022.

To be fair, the Super Eagles have also had their fair share of struggles, as they failed to win their first three games despite being the favourites. However, Nigeria have fared a lot better than their opponents and have the head-to-head advantage heading into this clash.

Benin vs Nigeria: Head to head record

This will be the 17th encounter between these sides. The Super Eagles have dominated their opponents in the past, winning 13 of their previous 16 clashes. As a matter of fact, Nigeria have lost just once against Benin Republic, and that loss came in the African Nations Championship (CHAN).

Benin vs Nigeria prediction

Considering Benin Republic's results in the last two years, anything other than a victory for Nigeria would be a surprise.

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