Kano Pillars vs Bayelsa United – lineups, H2H in NPFL history

Kano Pillars vs Bayelsa United – lineups, H2H in NPFL history
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A thrilling spectacle is set to unfold as Kano Pillars and Bayelsa United FC go head to head on November 1, 2023, at 16:00 Nigerian time in the iconic Sani Abacha Stadium.

This match is a significant part of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) and promises an exhilarating display of skill and passion.

Currently, Kano Pillars are ranked 14th in the league, while Bayelsa United FC hold the 10th position.

Kano Pillars' recent performances

Kano Pillars have been on a rollercoaster ride in recent matches, showcasing a mix of victories and defeats.

Their last five games illustrate this pattern: a loss, a win, another loss, a win, and yet another loss.

Their inconsistency has been most evident when playing away, where they have suffered six consecutive losses.

On a positive note, Kano Pillars have maintained an impressive home record, having not lost any of their last eight matches at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

In their last two games, they managed to score over 0.5 goals, indicating a potential offensive resurgence.

Bayelsa United's recent form

Bayelsa United, on the other hand, have had a challenging time recently. Their recent record shows a win, three consecutive losses and another win.

Like Kano Pillars, Bayelsa United's struggles have been most evident in their away matches, where they have lost their last four games.

Additionally, they have had under 0.5 second-half goals in their last two matches, suggesting a need for more offensive consistency in the latter stages of games.

Kano Pillars vs Bayelsa United H2H stats

Kano Pillars players and coaching staff
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These two teams have a history of fierce battles dating back to 2009. In the eight games they have played against each other, Kano Pillars and Bayelsa United FC have shared the spoils quite evenly.

Both teams have secured three wins each, and two matches have ended in draws. The total number of goals scored in these encounters is also balanced, with both teams finding the back of the net seven times.

Kano Pillars vs Bayelsa United confirmed lineups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Predictions for the Kano Pillars vs Bayelsa United match

Given their recent performances and head-to-head history, it's challenging to pick a clear favorite for this upcoming clash.

As such, a draw seems like a reasonable prediction in the 1X2 category. The match could be a closely contested affair, with both teams looking to secure points in the league.

In terms of goals, a prediction of “Total Under 2.5” suggests that this match may not be a high-scoring one.

The recent struggles of both teams in front of the goal, especially for Bayelsa United in the second half of matches, may contribute to a relatively low-scoring encounter.

Lastly, for fans of both teams, the prediction for “Both teams to score – Yes” indicates that both Kano Pillars and Bayelsa United are likely to find the back of the net, adding an extra layer of excitement to this match.

The clash between Kano Pillars and Bayelsa United promises to be an exciting contest, with both teams striving for victory to improve their standing in the NPFL. The recent trends and head-to-head history suggest a closely contested battle.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.