All you need to know about the action-packed matchday in the NPFL featuring Sporting Lagos, Shooting Stars, Rivers United and Bayelsa United.
After getting two of three predictions right yesterday, my NPFL crystal ball predictions have some tantalizing insights for the upcoming fixtures.
Sporting Lagos - Ready to Shine
After dropping four points in the last two matches, the crystal ball predicts a return to winning ways for the Tech Boys.
Known for their lovely football and noisy home support, Sporting Lagos will look to impress their home fans by scoring goals after the barren affair the last time against Doma United.
Prediction: Sporting Lagos 2-0 Niger Tornadoes
Shooting Stars - 3SC Aiming High
My crystal ball suggests an exciting encounter between these two, with the historical Shooting Stars to just about edge it, having won the last two at home with similar scorelines.
Prediction: 3SC 2-1 Doma United
Rivers United - In for a Battle
Former champions, Rivers United, will have their hands full when unbeatencome knocking in Port Harcourt.
United, who dropped points at home the last time, will face their sternest test yet, the crystal ball foresees. The Yes Father visitors, Lobi, are the only unbeaten side left in the competition and history predicts an enthralling battle.
The hosts will need their A-game for this one but I think Lobi Stars are good enough for a share of the spoils in this nail-biting fixture.
Prediction: Rivers United 1-1 Lobi Stars
Bayelsa United - Slipping into a Challenge
Rivers United’s neighbours, Bayelsa United, are another host facing a major challenge this weekend as they welcome Kwara United.
Bayelsa saw red the last time they were home against Remo Stars and will hope to turn that to green when the Afonja Warriors get on the pitch.
This particular one could go down the wire but I expect the home side to take it.
Prediction: Bayelsa United 2-1 Kwara United
Abia Warriors - Oriental Derby
Newly promoted Heartland and Abia Warriors go head-to-head in a regional derby in Umuahia.
As derbies around the globe go, this will be feisty and end-to-end, with both teams in the hunt for a return to winning ways.
But I will give the home side all three points here as they come into the clash in better form compared to their visitors, the newly promoted Heartland, who are still without a win this season.
Prediction: Abia Warriors 2-0 Heartland
As fans across the country keep tabs on these games, the crystal ball predictions add an extra layer of intrigue. It’s a reminder that in football, anything can happen and that is what makes the game the beauty it is.
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