Lobi Stars have a tough task ahead of them against Rivers United on Sunday as they aim to maintain their unbeaten run in the 2023/24 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL).
In the ongoing season, Lobi Stars have won two matches and drawn the two to place second on the log while Rivers United are 15th having won a game, drawn one and lost the other two matches.
The visitors are in a better form than their hosts but the latter have a better head-to-head record.
The last five matches between the duo have seen the 2022 league champions winning two, drawing two and losing one game.
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Elsewhere, two former champions, Rangers and Kano Pillars will clash in the coal city of Enugu.
The ‘Masu Gida’ boys have performed poorly on the road having lost their last 5 away matches in the NPFL and will be facing a tough game against a side who haven’t lost any of their last 7 home matches.
Bendel Insurance will host Akwa United at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium while Plateau United make a short trip to face Gombe United at the Pantami Township Stadium.
Sunshine Stars will be guests to Katsina United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, there will be ‘oriental derby’ in Umuahia as Abia Warriors trade tackles with Heartland while Bayelsa United host Kwara United at the Samson Siasia Stadium.
Shooting Stars of Ibadan will attempt to shine brightly over Doma United at the Adamasingba Stadium, Ibadan and Sporting Lagos who have been humbled after their South-western derby loss to Remo Stars will seek to return to winning ways when Niger Tornadoes come visiting at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena