Defending champions Akwa United will seek to get back to winning ways when they tackle Gombe United and this Akwa United vs Gombe United prediction post aims at providing a comprehensive run-through on what to expect as well as offering some insight into the likely outcomes of the contest.
Our Top Akwa United vs Gombe United prediction
The Akwa United vs Gombe United odds are here and all indications point to a win for the hosts who have scored 15 times in their previous five home games across all competitions and should have far too much quality for a Gombe United side who have found goals hard to come by of late.
Akwa United vs Gombe United – Match Preview
Round three of the new Nigeria Professional Football League season sees Akwa United play host to Gombe United on Wednesday.
Akwa United vs Gombe United – Team Previews
Akwa United were left kicking themselves after surrendering a one-goal lead in the dying minutes of their clash versus Shooting Stars at the Lekan Salami Stadium.
Kenedy Boboye's men took the lead just shy of the half-hour mark courtesy of Utibe Archibong and looked set to see out the game before a late Ayo Adejubu leveler ensured that the points were split.
The Promise Keepers have dropped down to third place on the log and currently trail Remo Stars and Enyimba – the only teams with maximum points so far – by two points.
Utibe Archibong made the most of his first start of the campaign by opening the scoring last time out which could see him keep his place in Boboye's starting lineup.
Wisdom Fernandon scored a late goal in the most recent meeting between Wednesday's opponents squared off and now would be a good time for him to make his season debut having sat out each of the opening two matches.
Predicted lineup; Adyinka Adewale; Denis Nya, Dare Ojo, Friday Ubong, Charles Okafor; Etboy Akpan, Utibe Archibong, Ubong Essien, Seth Mayi; Ezekiel Bassey, James Ajako
Unlike Akwa United, Gombe United were on the right end of a late twist in their game against Nasarawa United which ended 1-1 at the Lafia Township Stadium.
Aliyu Zubair's men went behind to Abubakar Abdullahi's 47th-minute opener before rescuing point in the final knockings of the tie thanks to Yusuff Abdulazeez.
Off the back of consecutive stalemates, the Desert Scorpions are in 15th place in the NPFL table and will need to get their season up and running in the coming weeks.
On as a second-half substitute versus Nasarawa United, Yusuff Abdulazeez rescued a point for his side right at the death and the forward might feature right from the off this time around.
Predicted lineup; Akor Itodo; Rahman Olanrewaju, Sani Shehu, Sadiq Shuaibu, Ibrahim Yahaya; Ahmed Jimoh, Samuel Oyedeji, Kelechi Chimezie; Ila Bello, Yusuff Abdulazeez, Alege Abdulkadir
The Akwa United vs Gombe United odds are as follows:
*Odds from Bet9ja, correct at the time of publishing
Akwa United vs Gombe United Head to head stats
Matches Played: 10
Akwa United Won: 5
Gombe United Won: 3
Akwa United are unbeaten in the last four encounters overall, keeping three clean sheets in that time and have also won all of their five home games against Gombe United.
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