Kwara United vs Enugu Rangers – NPFL pre-match essentials

Kwara United vs Enugu Rangers – NPFL pre-match essentials
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Sparks will fly as Kwara United vs Enugu Rangers kicks off on Sunday. Which of these teams will go home with all three points at the end of this Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game?

Kwara United vs Enugu Rangers probable lineups

Here's how we think these teams will line up for this mouthwatering clash.

Kwara United

Goalkeeper: Dele Aiyenugba.
Defenders: Muhammed Kabiru, Isaiah Ejeh, Murtala Ibrahim, Salaudeen Taiwo.
Midfielders: Victor Okoro, Ahmed Abdultaofik, Musa Afeez.
Strikers: Bernard Ovoke, Ahmed Jimoh, Victor Adigun.

Enugu Rangers

Goalkeeper: Detan Ogundare.
Defenders: Ugwueze Chinaemerem Chukwudi Nwaodu, David Chimezie, Phillip Clement.
Midfielders: Kelechi Edeh, Kalu Nweke, Naziru Auwalu.
Strikers: Ifeanyi Ogba, Ejike Ugochukwu, Godwin Ogbaje.

Kwara United vs Enugu Rangers confirmed lineups

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

Kwara United vs Enugu Rangers predictions

Now that we've established the lineups, here are our favourite predictions for this game:

Enugu Rangers or draw

We would like to start by pointing out that Enugu Rangers have held their own against Kwara United in the past; they have five wins in the last nine skirmishes between these teams, with two draws and two losses. The visitors have had a good start to their NPFL campaign, winning two of three matches.

On the other hand, Kwara United have not particularly enjoyed their best form in recent weeks; they won just one of their last four games, with a draw and two losses. Taking everything into account, we don't think Enugu Rangers will lose this match.

One team to keep a clean sheet

Let's explore the BTTS market for our second Kwara United vs Enugu Rangers prediction. It's worth mentioning that Kwara United have struggled in front of goal in recent weeks; as they failed to score in three of their last four matches. Conversely, the hosts kept three clean sheets in their last five matches.

It may interest you to know that at least one team blanked in all of Kwara United's last seven games across all competitions; and considering both teams managed to score in just one of the last six encounters between these teams, we shouldn't expect goals at both ends.

Less than three total goals

Kwara United and Enugu Rangers have squared off against each other a fair few times, and most of those skirmishes were on the low-scoring side. In fact, five of the last six encounters between these teams produced less than three goals. In the same vein, all of Kwara United's last five matches went south of the 2.5 goal marker; and for this reason, we think that this will be a low-scoring affair.

Kwara United recent form

Kwara United played out a goalless draw at Rivers United in their previous game; they have a win, a draw and a loss in three league games so far. Biffo Abdullahi's men will have a tough task ahead of them, as they take on Enugu Rangers. It'll be interesting to see how they'll fare after 90 minutes.

Enugu Rangers recent form

On the other hand, Enugu Rangers are coming into this game on the back of a 2-1 victory over Niger Tornadoes; they've now won two of three league matches so far. The Flying Antelopes will fancy their chances of taking all the points against this Kwara United side.

Where to watch Kwara United vs Enugu Rangers live

At the time of publishing, there are no TV options for this game. However, you can live stream this match on the NPFL Live app.

This article was most recently revised and updated 6 months ago

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years. Kelechi has worked with a few reputable brands like Afrik-Foot, Football Whispers, What Are The Odds and Pundit Feed.