Kwara United vs Abia Warriors lineups and predictions – NPFL

Kwara United vs Abia Warriors lineups and predictions – NPFL
Credit: @KwaraUnitedFC X

The Kwara State Stadium Complex in Ilorin will host Kwara United vs Abia Warriors round 2 match in the ongoing 2023/24 Nigeria Professional Football League season as both teams square off for all three points on Sunday. The game kicks off at 4 PM local time, 8 October 2023.

Kwara United kicked off the new season with a 1-0 loss at Katsina United from Lukman Bello's 72nd minute strike. They will look to bounce back to winning ways at home on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Abia Warriors impressed as they edged out Niger Tornado 1-0 in their opening game of the season as John Peter's second half effort was enough to pick all points from that encounter last week.

Kwara United vs Abia Warriors probable lineups

This is how we think both teams will line up in this NPFL round 2 encounter:

Kwara United

Suleiman; Kabir, Kabiru, Okoro, Ejeh; Abbey, Ikenna, Sadeeq, Ayanrinde; ThankGod, Paul.

Abia Warriors

Nmecha; Njoku, Oguh, Wotlai, Ogbonna; Nwoburuoke, Onu, Uche, Ugwunna; Megwo, Ibrahim.

Kwara United vs Abia Warriors confirmed lineups

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

Kwara United vs Abia Warriors predictions

Prediction 1: Abia Warriors to win or draw

Kabiru Dogo's Kwara United team have only come out on top once in their last four home games, losing twice and drawing one. On the other hand, Abia Warriors have lost all four of their away matches, however, the Abia State side have not lost in their last two visits to Ilorin, with their most recent encounter on 20 April 2022 ending 1-1 apiece. We back them to not lose.

Abia Warriors team photo before their clash with Niger Tornado
Credit: @AbiaWarriors X

Prediction 2: First-half goal

Clashes between these teams have not ended goalless in their last six skirmishes with at least one goal scored in their past three meetings. Kwara United have not scored this season and will be eager to open their goal account. While these teams battle for points, we believe there'll be at least a goal scored before the break.

Prediction 3: Both teams to score

This fixture has witnessed both teams get on the score-sheet in their last four games. Neither of them has failed to keep a clean sheet whenever they meet, making this clash a potential match between both teams failing to keep each other at bay.

Kwara United vs Abia Warriors head-to-head

There have been six meetings between these teams since 2018; in those games, Abia Warriors won 2, Kwara United won 1, while three games ended in a draw.

Kwara United recent form

Katsina United 1-0 Kwara United (30/09) – Nigeria Premier League

Abia Warriors recent form

Abia Warriors 1-0 Niger Tornado (30/09) – Nigeria Premier League

Where to watch Kwara United vs Abia Warriors live in Nigeria

The Kwara United vs Abia Warriors NPFL round 2 game will be live on the NPFL Live App. Fans can as well catch up with the action on both teams' official YouTube channels as the match gets underway on Sunday evening.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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