The two teams, who have both had successful starts to their respective qualifying campaigns for the Africa Cup of Nations, will meet off at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Friday in a matchup for supremacy at the top of the table.
The first two games of these qualifiers have been played, and neither team has lost.
The Wild Dogs have four points after a win and a draw, compared to the Super Eagles’ maximum of points from their first two games.
José Peseiro’s team breezed over Sao Tome and Principe on June 13 with a facile 10-0 victory after winning their AFCON qualifying match 2-1 against Sierra Leone to start the competition.
Victor Osimhen of Napoli, who scored four goals and assisted two more goals from Moses Simon and Terem Moffi, as well as goals from Peter Etebo, Ademola Lookman, and Emmanuel Dennis, was the game’s standout player.
Despite their outstanding performance in the qualifiers, the Eagles lost to Algeria, Costa Rica, and Portugal in their last three friendly games, failing to win any of them.
They will now try to bounce back against a team that lost 2-0 in the only other meeting between these two teams, which occurred at the 2022 AFCON.
The three-time African champions, who are currently undefeated at home since 2021, will be aiming to dominate in front of what is expected to be an enthusiastic home crowd.
With a 2-2 draw with Sierra Leone at the General Lansana Conte Stadium in June, Guinea-Bissau lost the chance to keep up their flawless AFCON qualification record.
Jorginho scored twice to give his team a two-goal lead, and the Baciro Cande-led team appeared to be on track for a decisive victory when goals from Augustus Kargbo and Musa Kamara forced a draw.
The Djurtus are up against yet another difficult assignment while on the road, where they have only triumphed in one of their previous nine games played in all competitions.
Djurtus is currently ranked second in Group A, two points behind the hosts going into the encounter in Abuja, with four points from their first two games.