Kano Pillars vs Enyimba – Lineups, last 5 H2Hs and predictions

Kano Pillars vs Enyimba – Lineups, last 5 H2Hs and predictions
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The Kano Pillars vs Enyimba match is the pick of the pack in the NPFL match week eight as the league continues to gain traction.

Both teams are traditional rivals that date back many years. One can call the battle between the King in the North and the King in the South.

When Enyimba rolls into town, you don't expect anything less than a spectacle.

An Elephant is too massive to be ignored. The question is, how does Sai Masu Gida intend to host its guests?

Will they set a lavish feast or send the People's Elephant home empty-handed?

The Sani Abacha Stadium is the venue of the Kano Pillars vs Enyimba match.

As heavyweight clashes go, this is one for the ages.

Kano Pillars vs Enyimba probable lineups

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Kano Pillars
Galadima, Abubakar Ibrahim, Fahad Usman, Abdullahi Musa Tayo, Habibu Yakubu, Aminu Adam Sani, Muhammed Usman, Muhammad Aminu, Ibrahim Mustapha Yuga, Rabiu Ali, Yusuf Abdullahi

Enyimba
Olorunleke Ojo, Innocent Gabriel, Eze Ekwutoziam, Atule Joseph, Chidiebere Nnachi, Chilekwu Chigozie, Somiari Alalibo, Chijioke Mbaoma, Chikamso Okechukwu, Daniel Daga, Eriugo Adiele

Kano Pillars vs Enyimba Confirmed Lineups

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

Kano Pillars vs Enyimba preview

Kano Pillars

Sai Masu Gida have not been at their imperial best this season, but no team has left the ancient city of Kano unscathed.

The home side have won all three games played this term at home. They have played three decent sides, including continental campaigners Rivers United.

Curiously, they are yet to concede any goal at home this term.

Enyimba is perhaps the biggest opposition they'll be hosting this term.
Kano Pillars are 10th on the log with nine points.

One word can describe the upcoming Kano Pillars vs Enyimba match – exciting.

Enyimba

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The People's Elephants are in the lower rungs of the NPFL table, but the Kano Pillars vs Enyimba match is an opportunity for the Aba warlords to scrape something to help them climb the log.

They have seven points from four matches and are 16th on the log.

They have a couple of outstanding matches due to their continental exertions but managed their second win of the season.

Enyimba beat Kwara United by a lone goal last week. Three points may be a hill too steep to climb.

Kano Pillars vs Enyimba Head-to-Head

The best result Enyimba has secured against Kano Pillars in Kano was a 1-1 draw in February 2018.

While Enyimba have held their home ground in the last three encounters with Kano Pillars, Sai Masu Gida has won three of its last four home meetings and drew the fourth.

Kano Pillars won 2-0 twice and 2-1 once. However, the last encounter between Kano Pillars and Enyimba saw the People's Elephant running away with a 4-0 win.

Kano Pillars vs Enyimba Predictions

Prediction 1 – Kano Pillars to win

kano pillars vs enyimba rabiu ali on the prowl
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The Sani Abacha Stadium is a fortress for Sai Masu Gida, and they have made every minute of games count.

They have recorded three wins from three matches this season.

Prediction 2 – At least one side to keep a clean sheet

Speaking of clean sheets, Kano Pillars have kept three clean sheets in three home matches.

Enyimba have two clean sheets this season. They came in the 0-0 draw away to Niger Tornadoes and the 1-0 win over Kwara United.

Kano Pillars is most likely to keep a clean sheet, as Enyimba has not scored any away goal this term.

Prediction 3 – Under 2.5

The Kano Pillars vs Enyimba match is one that rarely produces goals.

With both teams heavyweights of the NPFL, one should not expect plenty of goals, as Enyimba have habitually played tight at away games.

Where to watch Kano Pillars vs Enyimba live

Kano Pillars and Enyimba fans hope to watch their clubs take to the field in this crucial Nigeria Professional Football League fixture.

The match will be broadcast live on the NPFL Live App for those who have a subscription. Kick-off is at 4 pm on Sunday.

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).