Abia Warriors vs Kano Pillars lineups, 3 predictions – NPFL

Abia Warriors vs Kano Pillars lineups, 3 predictions – NPFL
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An exciting tie is on the cards in the NPFL. Fans will enjoy football artistry set to be served in the Abia Warriors vs Kano Pillars tie.

Kano Pillars returned to the NPFl after a season in the lower division, and they have not been shabby so far.

After two matches, the Sai Masu Gida boys are sitting in 12th on the log, behind their hosts, 11th place Abia Warriors.

The Abia Warriors vs Kano Pillars tie is not one of the heavyweight games in the NPFL, but it makes for good viewing.

Whenever these two sides clash, it has served plenty of excitement and, on most occasions – goals.

The Ochendo babes are no pushovers and have consistently punched above their weight in the NPFL every season.

Why should we expect anything different this time, as both sides are looking for points to shore up their position on the league table?

Abia Warriors vs Kano Pillars possible lineups

abia warriors vs kano pillars - sai masu gida looking for three points in umuahia
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There should be few changes from both managers in this game as the results have not called for alarm.

It is early days, and it is not panic stations yet, so both managers should field a largely unchanged squad from their last encounters.

Both teams have a win and a draw from two matches, with Kano Pillars losing to Sunshine Stars 1-0 and beating Katsina United by the same margin.

Abia Warriors beat Niger Tornadoes 1-0 in Umuahia but lost away to Kwara United by the same scoreline.

Abia Warriors:

Johnson Nmecha, Chimezie Njoku, Prince Okorie, Daniel Wotlai, Arinze Ogbonna, Collins Nwoburuoke, Nonso Nzediegwu, Chidera Olisaegbo, Sunday Megbo, Uche Moses, Chidera Ugwunna

Abia Warriors vs Kano Pillars predictions

Abia warriors vs kano pillars - ochendo babes seeking pillars scalp
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There is a healthy rivalry between Abia Warriors and Kano Pillars. Both sides know how to entertain and get you on the edge of your seat.

What are the expectations for this week three tie?

Over 2.5 odds

Besides the 0-0 draw in 2019, the Abia Warriors vs Kano Pillars tie has always produced goals, with only one winner – Abia Warriors.

The Ochendo Babes may not have found their groove yet, but they are dangerous at home. 

The minimum number of goals they have scored in this tie is three, and if Kano Pillars finds their scoring boots, then it should produce over 2.5.

The last time Kano Pillars failed to score in this tie was in the 0-0 draw in 2020.

Abia Warriors to win

Abia Warriors have not lost to Kano Pillars at home since the 2015 0-1 defeat. Expect the tradition to continue.

In their last four encounters in Umuahia, Abia Warriors has won three, with only one draw.

Erasmus Onu will hope to pilot his wards to another victory to move further up the table.

Both sides to score

Both sides have not been liberal with goals this season. They have scored only one goal and conceded once. 

Neither could score away from home but expect both sides to get on the score sheet.

Abia Warriors vs Kano Pillars head-to-head

Encounters between these two sides have produced plenty of excitement. There have been four draws, with the stalemates all happening in Umuahia.

As highlighted above, Abia Warriors have lost just once at home, but they are some sort of goal machine in front of their fans.

Whenever Abia Warriors beat Kano Pillars, you can expect two or more goals from them.

So, if you're looking for some football excitement, head off to Umuahia to see Abia Warriors vs Kano Pillars.

Abia Warriors vs Kano Pillars Head-to-Head

Date Home Score Away
Premier League 2022/06/18 Abia Warriors 3 – 2 Kano Pillars
Premier League 2022/02/21 Kano Pillars 2 – 1 Abia Warriors
Premier League 2021/07/25 Kano Pillars 1 – 0 Abia Warriors
Premier League 2021/03/14 Abia Warriors 4 – 1 Kano Pillars
Premier League 2020/01/08 Abia Warriors 0 – 0 Kano Pillars
Premier League 2019/05/26 Abia Warriors 3 – 0 Kano Pillars
Premier League 2019/02/20 Kano Pillars 2 – 0 Abia Warriors

Where to watch Abia Warriors vs Kano Pillars

If you intend to watch Abia Warriors vs Kano Pillars, don't expect to see it stretched out on your sofa.

You will have to get to Umuahia Township stadium as Propel Sports does not have its cameras in that arena.

What better way to enjoy an NPFL match than inside the stadium?


This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter. Chooka has a passion for football and has been a fan of Enugu Rangers (over 30 years) and Real Madrid (Since 1996).