Nigeria only need a draw to make it to the knockout stages alongside of Argentina, but they could upset the balance of the group if they were to defeat the South Americans and win the group instead.
Having drawn with Iran and defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina already it would be a shame to see the African nation miss out on the chance to be the first CAF nation to reach the round of 16 this summer.
The Ivory Coast had been Africa's high hopes of reaching the knockout stages, but following the Elephants departure yesterday at the hands of Greece, Nigeria now stand the best chance for their home continent.
Argentina are already through no matter what happens, but they are expected to push to win the group outright on all nine points. Lionel Messi is still expected to start but could be an early substitute to protect him for the next round of action.
Only Nigeria's Godfrey Oboabona is likely to be ruled out for the match as otherwise neither side has any other injury concerns heading into today's final group stage match for the two nations.
Nigeria Starting XI: Enyeama: Ambrose, Omeruo, Yobo, Oshaniwa; Mikel, Onazi; Odemwingie, Babatunde, Musa; Emenike.
Argentina Starting XI: Romero: Zabaleta, Garay, Fernandez, Rojo; Gago, Mascherano, Maria; Palacio, Messi, Lavezzi.