Brazil vs Nigeria: Team news, likely line-ups & predictions

International Edition By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 12/10/2019

Brazil are in action in Singapore again this weekend as they take on Nigeria in an international friendly on Sunday.

The five-time world champions will be looking to end a three-match winless streak after they were held to a 1-1 draw against Senegal on Thursday enduring their longest wait for victory since 2013, while Super Eagles finished third at this summer's Africa Cup of Nations are eyeing to returning to winning way with their last encounter end in 2-2 score draw with Ukraine last month.

Team News 

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has remained in Anfield as he nears his return to club action with Juventus full-back Danilo withdrawing from the squad earlier this month due to injury including Douglas Costa and Marcelo as both stars are injured.

Nigeria have had some withdrawals from the original squad named by coach Gernot Rohr. Most recently, midfielder Peter Etebo did not travel due to a visa issue whereas Kenneth Omeruo, Ola Aina and Samuel Kalu are all missing through injury.

Brazil possible starting lineup: Ederson; Alves, Marquinhos, Silva, Sandro; Arthur, Fabinho, Coutinho; Richarlison, Firmino, Neymar

Nigeria possible starting lineup: Uzoho; Ebuehi, Ajayi, Troost-Ekong, Collins; Ndidi, Esiti; Aribo;  Chukwueze, Iwobi, Osimhen

Prediction: Brazil 2-2 Nigeria