Bendel Insurance Aim to Extend Unbeaten Run in Lobi Stars Clash

Bendel Insurance Aim to Extend Unbeaten Run in Lobi Stars Clash
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The last kick-off of the day in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six will see Bendel Insurance square off with Lobi Stars at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan, Lagos State. This match is scheduled to kick off at 7 PM local time (19:00 BST).

Bendel Insurance vs Lobi Stars Preview

Bendel Insurance

Bendel Insurance journey in the NPFL is remarkable. They're a newly promoted side who took the league by storm, going unbeaten in all 18 rounds of the regular season. It is yet to be seen if they'll replicate the form as they kick-start their playoffs, however, the Benin Arsenal performance this season has been anything short but extraordinary.

Monday Adigie's men are on the back of eight draws and one win in their last nine games. Going into the play-offs, they'll have to up their game to pick up wins other than draws to be able to clinch their first title.

Lobi Stars

Lobi Stars are coming into this encounter on the back of three losses in their last five games, it's not a very impressive stat. Mohammed Babaganaru and his men will have to be at their very best to be able to get something out of this encounter. Nevertheless, they can take heart in the fact that their today's opponents struggle to pick up all three points despite their unbeaten record.

The Makurdi club qualified for the playoffs by coming second in Group B of the NPFL 2022-23 season.

Bendel Insurance vs Lobi Stars Predictions

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1st Prediction: Bendel Insurance to Win

We have established before that Bendel Insurance registered eight draws in their last nine games. Notwithstanding, we believe they'll begin the playoffs with a win over Lobi Stars. The newly promoted side are eager to make history and will be confident in their chances of doing that having gone unbeaten in the last 18 games.

2nd Prediction: Both Teams to Score

Bendel Insurance have been involved in goals at both ends in eight of their last nine skirmishes. Although, it's not the same for their today's opponents who only managed three games with both sides scoring. However, we feel that Bendel Insurance's tendency to concede goals puts this game in a likely scoring outcome for both teams.

3rd Prediction: Bendel Insurance to Score First

Our last prediction for this match is Bendel Insurance to get the first goal of the match. The unbeaten Benin based club have the knack of putting their noses in front, this is true in the sense that Monday Adigie's men have scored the first goal in six of their last ten games; as a matter of fact, they've scored first in a total of 13 matches out of the 18 they played in the regular season. We're backing them to do so again as they take on Lobi Stars.

Head-to-Head Records

Bendel Insurance is a newly promoted side, as such, they've played just two games against Lobi Stars. The H2H stands at one win apiece for both teams.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bendel Insurance vs Lobi Stars

What is the Price Money for the winner of the Playoffs?

The winner will go home with N100m.

Which venue will the Bendel Insurance vs Lobi Stars match take place?

This match will take place at Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan, Lagos.

Who is a player to watch out for in the Bendel Insurance vs Lobi Stars match?

Imade Osarenkhoe is the player to keep an eye on in this encounter.

Which TV Channel will broadcast the match?

This encounter will be live on Supersport.

This article was most recently revised and updated 11 months ago

Joseph is a graduate engineer turned sports writer, he has covered lots of sports stories, match previews and predictions across various leagues on the planet.