Lobi Stars will be hoping to continue their 100% home record when they face hard fighting Abia Warriors at the Aper Aku Stadium on Sunday.
Gbenga Ogunbote’s men sit fourth in the Nigeria top flight with two points behind league leaders Plateau United and must win to ensure they remain ahead of the chasing pack and keep the pressure on Plateau United and Wikki Tourists.
Despite loosing 3-1 to Plateau United in the first opening day of the NPFL it has not hindered their Premier League form with seven points coming from games against Kano Pillars, Delta Force (Kwara United), Heartland, FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Warri Wolves.
However, there were signs during Sunday’s 0-0 draw against Warri Wolves at the Warri Township Stadium that Ogunbote’s first-choice XI knows how to get the job done whenever they were called upon, with the top spot still for grab, Gbenga Ogunbote’s men will find a way to edge past stubborn Abia Warriors.
Abia Warriors now sit ninth on the league standing, they have managed to score away from home which sees them occupying good position on the top ten, just four points behind leaders Plateau United, and head coach Emmanuel Deutsch will now feel that his team are perfectly placed to soon move to the top of the standings.
Head to HeadCount
Lobi Stars 2-4 Abia Warriors
Abia Warriors 2-1 Lobi Stars
Lobi Stars 3-2 Abia Warriors
Abia Warriors 2-0 Lobi Stars
Abia Warriors 2-0 Lobi Stars
Lobi Stars 2-0 Abia Warriors
Lobi Stars 2-1 Abia Warriors
Teams Lobi Stars Abia Warriors played so far 9 matches.
Lobi Stars won 3 direct matches. Abia Warriors won 5 matches. 1 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.11 goals per Match.
Lobi Stars in actual season average scored 1.09 goals per match. In 10 (66.67%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 9 (60.00%) matches in season 2019 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.
Abia Warriors average scored 1.03 goals per match in season 2019. In 5 (35.71%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (28.57%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.
Lobi Stars NPFL Form: DDWWWL
Abia Warriors NPFL Form: WDDLWDD
Last matches Lobi Stars
Warri Wolves FC 0-0 Lobi Stars
Lobi Stars 0-0 Enugu Rangers
Ifeanyi Ubah United 0-0 Lobi Stars
Lobi Stars 3-0 Heartland Owerri
Kano Pillars 0-1 Lobi Stars
Lobi Stars 4-0 Kwara United
Plateau United 3-1 Lobi Stars
Lobi Stars 0-1 Kano Pillars
Last matches Abia Warriors
Abia Warriors 1-1 Akwa Starlets
Rivers United FC 0-0 Abia Warriors
Abia Warriors 1-0 MFM FC
Adamawa United 1-0 Abia Warriors
Abia Warriors 1-1 Sunshine Stars
Akwa United 0-0 Abia Warriors
Abia Warriors 2-0 Katsina United
Abia Warriors 3-0 Kano Pillars
Lobi Stars possible starting lineup:
Daniel Emmanuel 2. John Lazarus 3. Ebube Duru 6. Alex Aghahowa 4. Adeleye Aniyakaye 15. Governor Ernest 26. Nzube Anazenmba 28. Abdulwasiu Mahmud 9. Sikiru Alimi 19. Chinedu Uduagha
Abia Warriros possible starting lineup:
Elkanah Godgift, 16. Obaroakpo Austin, 6. Perfait Jean, 29. Innocent Gabriel, 18. Isaac Emeka, 3. Ubong William, 4. Fatai Abdullahi, 26. Oghenetega Ebetomame, 28. Bello Lukman, 11. Auta Philip 9. Oni S. Jimoh