Matildas World Cup scouting report: Nigeria

The Westfield Matildas face Nigeria on Saturday morning (AEST) in their second group game of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Here are some Opta stats on the African side’s first group game, a 3-3 draw with Sweden.

Team stats: Nigeria

Scorers v Sweden:  Okobi 50, Oshoala 53, Ordega 87

Formation: 4-4-2 (Classic)

Goals to shot ratio:  23%

Passing success: 64.5%

Tackle success: 96%

Total passes: 375

Lost balls: 207

First half possession: 48.5%

Second half possession: 50%

Player stats

Most successful passes: 35 (Ngozi Ebere and Halimatu Ayinde)

Most tackles won: 5 (Evelyn Nwabuoku)

Keeper: Precious Dede

Completed passes: 7

Shots faced: 6

Goals conceded: 3

Precious Dede

Defenders (4 players)

Fouls committed: 1

Long balls: 38

Midfielders (4 players)

Completed passes: 111

Long balls: 22

Goals: 2

Forwards (2 players)

Shots on target: 3

Fouls won: 4

Goals: 1