Edin Dzeko
Can Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko save Bosnia and Herzegovina from being eliminated in the Group Stage?Getty Images

Nigeria take on Bosnia and Herzegovina in the second Group F fixture of the 2014 Fifa World Cup at the Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, on Saturday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 11pm BST. Live coverage is on BBC One and BBC One HD. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Nigeria were held to a goalless draw by Iran in their first Group clash last Monday. Despite holding a greater amount of possession throughout the game, the Super Eagles failed to break their Asian counterparts' defence and were made to be content with a point.

Bosnia and Herzegovina posed a significant challenge to Argentina but ultimately lost 2-1 at the Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro.

The South Americans took the lead courtesy of an own goal by Sead Kolasinac before Barcelona star Lionel Messi doubled their advantage with a sublime solo effort in the 65th minute.

Substitute Vedad Ibisevic pulled one back for the Safet Susic's side but the Stuttgart striker's effort was not enough to clinch their first point in the World Cup.

The 59-year-old manager will be expecting his side to respond strongly against the Nigerians as the European outfit stand a chance of being eliminated in the group stage if they lose this fixture.

What Managers Say

Stephen Keshi: "Yes, we are confident. I know I talked to my players and I know we will come out winners. Bosnia is a tough opponent, has a good offense, but I'm sure we will have a good game and win. We have a passion for playing football. Our mood is very good, we are passionate about the World Cup and that's how we're going to the end."

Safet Susic: "We are in the most uncomfortable position of all teams. If we lose, we can pack our bags and head home. The others have a theoretical chance to progress. So everyone is aware of the importance of the match. We are a team that cherishes attacking football and wants to defeat any team at any moment. We are playing to win. The game will be an open match, plenty of chances - maybe even goals galore. "


Nigeria 0-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Betting Odds (Bwin)

Nigeria: 4.10

Bosnia and Herzegovina: 1.85

Draw: 3.50

Victor Moses is at 5.25 to score a goal.

Miralem Pjanic is at 3.75 to score a goal

Edin Dzeko isat 6.50 to score two or more goals.

Team Form

Victor Moses
Chelsea and Nigeria forward Victor Moses will be keen to put behind his woeful display against Iran.Getty Images


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D L D D D
  • Last Result: Iran 0-0 Nigeria

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L W W L L
  • Last Result: Argentina 2-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Team News


  • Injured: Godfrey Oboabona (ankle)
  • Doubtful: Kenneth Omeruo, Ahmed Musa, Reuben Gabriel
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Enyeama; Ambrose, Yobo, Gabriel, Oshaniwa; Mikel; Odemwingie, Onazi, Azeez, Moses; Emenike

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Begovic; Mujdza, Bicakcic, Spahic, Kolasinac; Besic, Pjanic, Hajrovic, Misimovic, Lulic; Dzeko