The Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL, enters Week 9, with a real Market Day in Benin City as the key feature.
09:54 - 12.11.2023
What you need to know about the biggest games in the NPFL for matchday 8 and predictions from the NPFL Crystal Ball.
11:42 - 06.11.2023
Rangers Int'l: The soaring Flying Antelopes making a stylish statement on and off the pitch in the NPFL
Rangers International are looking good on the NPFL table and off the pitch.
Ahead of those two matches, here is a sneak peek into the impending battles as the Pulse Sports Crystal Ball runs through the rules for both games.
Bendel Insurance vs Kwara United - Market Day
As both teams prepare to go head-to-head in what is expected to be a busy market day, the home side will hope for favourable transactions from their customers, the Afonja Warriors.
Part of that expectation will be for the Benin Arsenal to entertain their fans with goals. Insurance has only managed one goal in the last five matches.
They face the Warriors who have scored four more in that time, but the Kwara side will have work to do as the Benin side has conceded only once this term.
Prediction: Benin Arsenal 1-0 Kwara United: Head-to-Head says Bendel will win, though United got a share of the spoils the last time they visited Benin and could fancy their chances once again.
However, I do think this time the Market will favour the Arsenals.
Doma United vs Plateau United: Ambush for Peace Boys
Doma defeated champions Enyimba the last time they played at the Pantami Stadium and should add Plateau United to their list of casualties this season after 90 minutes.
Prediction: Doma United 1-0 Plateau United: While this is the first clash between them and both sides have two wins and a draw in the last three matches, I think the Tigers will successfully ambush the Boys from Jos in this one.
- Bendel Insurance are unbeaten in 21 home games, including three wins in 4 matches this season.
- Kwara United are winless in their last eight matches on the road.
- Doma United are unbeaten in 12 home matches in the NPFL.
- Plateau United have not won any of the last 10 matches on the road.