Matchday 5 in NPFL features highfliers like Benin Arsenal, Rangers International and the struggling Akwa United.
With three matches slated across the country on Saturday, here are my fearless predictions for these thrilling matchups that promise to deliver a spectacle on the pitch for fans.
09:41 - 23.10.2023
It was the Southwest Derby in the NPFL as Remo Stars hosted Sporting Lagos and their Barbie Boy in Ikenne.
22:11 - 22.10.2023
Rem Stars have stirred the pot after taking all bragging rights in the Southwest Derby against Sporting Lagos in the NPFL.
Rangers Ready to Soar
The Flying Antelopes have won two, drawn one and lost one of their four matches to sit third on the NPFL table. With seven points from a possible 12, Fidelis Ilechukwu’s men will look to seal a third win of the season when they host Pillars later today.
On the other hand, their visitors are Kano Pillars, the newly promoted team, which will look to put up a fight against the Enugu outfit, now fondly known as ‘Suits FC’ thanks to the incredible work of general manager, Amobi Ezeaku.
Like Rangers, Pillars are also after a third win of the season after two wins and two defeats in four matches.
However, Pillars are the underdogs in this particular fixture by their current form. The two defeats they have faced this season have been on the road while the Rangers have won all their games at home.
Prediction: Expect a home win for the Antelopes with a fight from the away side.
FT: Rangers 2-1 Pillars
Benin Arsenal to Bring the Heat
In Benin City, things are heating up as Bendel Insurance prepare to host the struggling
My Prediction here is that the home side, Benin Arsenal, will compound the woes of Sugar Ball, Fatai Osho, and his Promise Keepers.
Insurance is poised for another solid performance in front of their home fans against an Akwa United that have only managed two points from a possible 12 and sit at the foot of the table.
Prediction: With two defeats on the road and eight goals conceded in that time, i expect a narrow win for Insurance and that is just because the home side does not score too many goals.
FT: Bendel Insurance 1-0 Akwa United
The other game will see Gombe United host Plateau United. This is a very tricky game to call, but i do think Gombe has shown enough bravery at home so far to take all three points.
20:49 - 15.10.2023
Akwa United's nightmare continues after falling to Enyimba in a thrilling encounter in the NPFL.
10:47 - 15.10.2023
All the information you need to get ready for this explosive and exciting matchup between Enyimba and Akwa United in the NPFL.
19:08 - 14.10.2023
Benin Arsenal is back to a familiar terrain after back-to-back victories in the NPFL, with Plateau United the latest victim.
16:35 - 25.09.2023
NPFL side Bendel Insurance have officially confirmed the departure of star striker, Imade Osarenkhoe, to the United Arab Emirates.
15:41 - 30.08.2023
These key points were taken from the speech by the chairman of the NPFL board at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to herald the 2023/2024 season.
11:03 - 20.08.2023
One of Nigeria's representatives in the continent Benin Arsenals - Bendel Insurance - have kicked off their journey in the CAFCC with a laboured outing against ASO Chlef.
11:07 - 27.08.2023
Nigerian FA Cup kings Bendel Insurance have become the first of three clubs in the continent from Nigeria to progress to the next round of the CAFCC.