Kano Pillars vs Lobi Stars sees two of the last six NPFL champions face off on Boxing Day. In this Kano Pillars vs Lobi Stars Prediction post, we will be previewing the mouth-watering clash as well as offering insight into some likely outcomes from the game.
Our Top Kano Pillars vs Lobi Stars prediction
Kano Pillars to win
While the Kano Pillars vs Lobi Stars odds are yet to be divulged by bookmakers, we predict a win for the hosts. They are yet to lose a league game on home turf this year and have won each of the last five so we fancy them to come away with all three points at the sound of the full-time whistle.
Kano Pillars vs Lobi Stars – Match Preview
Kano Pillars welcome Lobi Stars to the Sani Abacha Stadium on Sunday in round two of the 2021-22 Nigeria Professional Football League season.
Kano Pillars vs Lobi Stars – Team Previews
Kano Pillars will be looking to bounce back in front of their fans this weekend after they were beaten 3-0 by Akwa United in matchday one.
Ezekiel Bassey, Stephen Chukwude, and Friday Ubong were all on the scoresheet as Ibrahim Musa’s men fell to a comprehensive defeat.
The 2014 champions are joint-bottom on the log as things stand and their quest for a first league title in eight years has not started on a positive note. But this is also why our Kano Pillars vs Lobi Stars Prediction has the hosts winning.
Saidu Salisu and Ismail Nasir – two of 11 new signings – both had debuts to forget following their summer moves from Akwa and Nasarawa United respectively.
First-choice goalkeeper Joshua Enaholo was hauled off less than half an hour into the defeat last time out and is a doubt for Sunday’s contest.
Predicted lineup; Bassey Akpan; Emeka Onyema, Saidu Salisu, Ezekiel Tamaraebifha, Kokoete Udo; Mustapha Jibrin, Maigoro Yusuf, Abdullahi Musa, Ismail Nasir; Umar Hassan, Rabiu Alli
Lobi Stars go in search of their first win of the new campaign off the back of a 1-1 draw versus Rivers United last Sunday.
Kayode Rafiu opened the scoring in the first half before Barnabas Imenger netted a 47th-minute equalizer to force a share of the spoils.
One of six teams to have managed only a point from the opening weekend, Eddy Dombraye’s men currently sit ninth on the standings.
Barnabas Imenger has wasted no time in endearing himself to his new employers following his goalscoring heroics in his first outing at the Aper Aku Stadium.
Michael Ibe, Alex Godwin, Francis Odinaka, and Samuel Ganda also made their respective bows last time out with the latter coming off the bench in the second period.
Predicted lineup: Emeka Isaac; Alex Godwin, Endurance Edibiri, Osimaga Duke, Ogba Ifeanyi; Micheal Ibe, Francis Odinaka, Akile Monday, Barnabas Imenger; James Chinedu, Mohammed Sani
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Kano Pillars vs Lobi Stars Head to head stats
Matches Played: 20
Kano Pillars Won: 8
Lobi Stars Won: 8
The teams have been evenly matched over the last five meetings with two wins apiece for either side alongside a draw.
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