Struggling Sporting Lagos in Edo to defend badge against unbeaten Benin Arsenal

Sporting Lagos chase first away win in the NPFL against Bendel Insurance. (Photo Credit: Sporting Lagos/X)

Struggling Sporting Lagos in Edo to defend badge against unbeaten Benin Arsenal

Izuchukwu Akawor 10:44 - 20.01.2024

seventh-placed Bendel Insurance will host 18th-placed Sporting Lagos in the NPFL later today.

Struggling outfit Sporting Lagos will look to turn their season around when they take on midtable Benin Arsenal this weekend. 

Newly promoted Sporting have had a dismal first season and currently sit 16th in the league after just zero wins in six matches in the NPFL. 

Benin Arsenal vs Sporting Lagos

While Sporting flirt with the dreaded relegation zone, Bendel Insurance, also known as the Benin Arsenal, are seventh after an inconsistent start to the campaign. 

Though Arsenal are undefeated at home, with seven wins and two draws in nine matches, they will face a tough test against a Sporting side desperate to shake off their woes. 

Coach Paul Offor will need more than a scream to get Sporting Lagos' season back on track. (Photo Credit: Sporting Lagos/X)

With only nine points separating the sides, an away win for Lagos will not only be their first of the season but could ease the pressure on coach Paul Offor and his Tech Boys. 

But Benin Arsenal, who have their eyes on securing continental football, have a chance to compound their visitors' misery in what shapes as a must-win clash for both teams.

Bendel Insurance could move as high as fifth. (Photo Credit: Insurance/X)

Key Stats

  • Bendel Insurance are looking to bounce back to winning ways after falling to a defeat in Bayelsa United the last time.
  • Benin Arsenal are unbeaten in 21 matches at home.
  • Sporting Lagos have failed to win any of their games on the road this season in the NPFL.