The U.S Women’s National Team and Nigeria clash today, June 16 to close out the 2021 WNT Summer Series in Austin, Texas. The USWNT have won their two international friendly games this month so far, while Nigeria is looking for their first win. Here you will find everything there is to know about this game, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch this women's soccer match in the US.
Carli Lloyd will be honored before the start of tonight's match against the Super Falcons for her historic 300th cap earned on April 10 against Sweden. She's just the third player ever to reach 300 games with the US Women's National Team.
The USWNT, as expected, remain unbeaten in the friendly competition. They beat Portugal thanks to a Samantha Mewis’ winner and then trashed Jamaica 4-0 with goals by captain Carli Lloyd, Lindsey Horan, Margaret Purce and Alex Morgan, who started off the bench.
On the other hand, the Super Falcons came from a 3-3 draw with Portugal and a 1-0 defeat against Jamaica. The African champions, one of the most prolific teams on their continent, won’t be an easy test for the Americans. Their captain, Asisat Oshoala, is one of the best players in the world, and is fresh off winning the UEFA Champions League with Barcelona.
USWNT vs Nigeria: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
Time: 9:00 PM (ET).
Location: Q2 Stadium, Austin, Texas.
USWNT vs Nigeria: Time by State in the US
ET: 9:00 PM
CT: 8:00 PM
MT: 7:00 PM
PT: 6:00 PM
USWNT vs Nigeria: Storylines
This match will be the sixth meeting between the USA and Nigeria. All their previous matches took place in world championship events. Four of them were at the Women’s World Cup, the most recent was in 2015, and the other one was at the Olympics. This will be their first international friendly.
The USWNT has never lost against Nigeria, but the Super Falcons almost never put things easy for the Americans. In fact, their most recent two matches, both ended up with a 1-0 win for the USA. Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe all saw time in their last game in 2015 Women’s World Cup.
On the other hand, Nigeria’s coach is American Randy Waldrum, who is also currently the head coach at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been coaching Nigeria since May 2020. He is a long-time college coach but he has experience with national teams because he coached Trinidad & Tobago Women’s National team from 2014-2016.
How to watch or live stream USWNT vs Nigeria in the US
The game between USWNT and Nigeria, to be played this Wednesday June 16, 2021, will be broadcasted in the US by ESPN 2.
USWNT vs Nigeria: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers have already done their predictions for this match. According to DraftKings, the USWNT is the strong favorite with odds of -3335, while Nigeria has +1700. A tie would end up in a +1200 payout.
*Odds by DraftKings