Plateau United will welcome FC Ifeanyi Ubah to their new fortress this Sunday as they maintain their good start since the kick of the Nigeria Professional Football League 2019/2020 season and in the knowledge, they occupy the top spot with 14 points from seven games played so far.
The Tin City-based team are just one point better of Wikki Tourists who lost to FC Ifeanyi Ubah last weekend away in Ozubulu, a win would see Plateau United extend their lead four points if Wikki Tourists lost against Rangers International at home.
Plateau United will be hoping to continue their fine recent form and claim an unlikely victory over FC Ifeanyi Ubah side who beat 2-0 regional rival Wikki Tourists at home last Sunday.
The Tin City outfit have won their four and a draw in their first five-game before falling to Heartland in Owerri, under the guidance of Abdul Maikaba, Plateau United will put everything on the card to claim the three points at home and put the smiles back on the face of their die-hard fans
However, the last two games highlight in bold terms that this FC Ifeanyi Ubah side has the capacity to produce simultaneously thrilling and dismal performances within days of each other.
If they are to push for promotion this season – they are only three points behind Plateau United – then Anambra Warriors’ players must find a way of raising their basic level of performance on a game-by-game basis.
Beating the club that sits directly above them in Jos, therefore, would serve as a symbolically important victory for a team whose football deserves to provoke a push for Nigeria Professional Football League title.
The home side are blessed by the fact that they have no discernible injury problems ahead of this fixture.
As a result, manager Abdul Maikaba will hand another start to striker Ibrahim Mustapha Yuga, who has claimed 3 goals and 2 assists in 5 league games so far this term.
Cardiff, on the other hand, could fill the same team that beat Wikki Tourists 2-0 last Sunday.
Head to Head
Ifeanyi Ubah 1-0 Plateau United
Plateau United 0-0 Ifeanyi Ubah
Ifeanyi Ubah 3-0 Plateau United
Plateau United 1-0 Ifeanyi Ubah
Ifeanyi Ubah 1-0 Plateau United
Plateau United 2-0 Ifeanyi Ubah
Ifeanyi Ubah 2-0 Plateau United
Last matches Plateau United
Heartland Owerri 1-0 Plateau United
Plateau United 0-0 Kano Pillars
Delta Force 1-3 Plateau United
Nasarawa United 1-1 Plateau United
Plateau United 2-1 Wikki Tourists
Jigawa Golden Stars 0-1 Plateau United
Plateau United 3-1 Lobi Stars
Kada City 0-0 Plateau United
Last matches Ifeanyi Ubah
Ifeanyi Ubah 2-0 Wikki Tourist
Jigawa Golden Stars 2-1 Ifeanyi Ubah
Ifeanyi Ubah United 0-0 Lobi Stars
Akwa Starlets 1-0 Ifeanyi Ubah
Ifeanyi Ubah United 1-0 Rivers United FC
MFM FC 1-1 Ifeanyi Ubah United
Ifeanyi Ubah 1-0 Adamawa United
Ifeanyi Ubah 2-4 Enugu Rangers
Plateau United form guide: WWWWDDL
FC Ifeanyi Ubah form guide: WDWLWDW
Teams Plateau United Ifeanyi Ubah United played so far 7 matches.
Plateau United won 2 direct matches. Ifeanyi Ubah United won 4 matches. 1 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 1.43 goals per Match.
Plateau United in actual season average scored 0.97 goals per match. In 7 (50.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (28.57%) matches in season 2019 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.
Ifeanyi Ubah United average scored 0.88 goals per match in season 2019. In 9 (52.94%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (35.29%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.
Plateau United boss Abdul Maikaba is confident that his bench is fully ready whenever they are called upon to do the damage
Forward Bashir Usman and midfielder Charles Helong are both definitely will be available for the encounter. Goalkeeper Chinedu Anozie could replace Dele Ajiboye in goal.
Club top scorer in the current Mustapha Ibrahim Yuga could also be call upon to lead the attack against the Anambra Warriors.
Godwin Obaje might the Anambra warriors to make a full start against his former club
Plateau United possible starting lineup:
Chinedu Anozie; Chizoba Amaefule, Daniel Itodo, Charles Henlong, Ikefe Andrew Buhari Ibrahim, Bernard Ovoke, Oche Ochowechi, Mustapha Ibrahim, Abba Umar Uche Onwuasoanya
FC Ifeanyi Ubah possible starting lineup:
Uzoigwe, Chilekwu, Oguocha, Anuenyiagu, Okafor (c), Gbadamosi, Ikenna, Kalu, Awazie, Onuora, Sabastine.
Culled from Opera News APP