Kick-off is scheduled at 4 pm on Thursday, 2 November 2023 at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi. Will the Ortom Boys get the job done at home?
Lobi Stars vs Enugu Rangers match preview
Lobi Stars' unbeaten start to the NPFL season ended in their last outing in Port Harcourt. Ahead of round 5, the Ortom Boys remained the only undefeated team in the league.
However, a 42nd minute strike from Alex Oyowah handed Lobi their only loss of the season after five league games.
Eugene Agagbe's men will have their focus set on picking up their third win of the league season and will fight with everything to come out with all three points against the league leaders.
At the time of writing, Lobi Stars rank 5th on the league standings, they've obtained 8 points from five matches.
Enugu Rangers will enter NPFL round 6 on the back of a brilliant 4-1 win over Kano Pillars.
After the first half ended 1-1 apiece, the Enugu side proved too strong for Sai Masu Gida in the second half, as Chukwudi Nwaodu scored either side of a Saviour Isaac goal to hand Kano Pillars their third loss of the season.
Fidelis Ilechukwu's side will look to avoid defeat in back-to-back away league games when they lock horns with the Ortom Boys in Makurdi.
Rangers are impressively 1st on the table after five games, they've amassed 10 points from the said number of skirmishes.
Lobi Stars vs Enugu Rangers probable lineups
Lobi Stars want to challenge for the title this season; while it is yet to be seen if they'll continue all the way, the team have started well.
Nonetheless, Eugene Agagbe will hope his men deliver the goods at home to further boast their place on the log.
The team has a healthy squad, a plus for the coach Agagbe who will most likely start Samuel and Danbani together in attack in a 4-4-2 formation.
Probable lineups for Lobi Stars: Jimoh (GK); Lazarus, Monday, Chinedu, Moses; Mohammed, Francis, Amodu, Adebayo; Samuel, Danbani.
Things are going well for Ilechukwu's side at the moment, they've been consistent in their performances.
Situated top of the table, Rangers will continue with their winning set of players. With no injury concerns ahead of Lobi Stars' battle, the coach is expected to maintain his last lineup.
Probable lineups for Enugu Rangers: Opubo (GK); Philip, Chidiebere, Ogunleye, Chimezie; Onyebuchi, Odoh, Obaje, Nwaodu; Saviour, Ugochukwu.
Lobi Stars vs Enugu Rangers confirmed lineups
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Lobi Stars vs Enugu Rangers H2H
The previous 18 fixtures between Lobi Stars vs Enugu Rangerss shows that Lobi have won 10 matches, while Rangers have won 3 matches, with 5 matches drawn.
Lobi Stars vs Enugu Rangers predictions
Prediction 1: Lobi Stars to carry the day
The Makurdi side have come to the party in their last three home games against Rangers. Ortom Boys have beaten the visitors on ten occasions out of the 18 games between them.
Granted, Rangers are on the back of three matches without defeat and will battle tooth and nail to avoid defeat, however, they've not taken anything away from this fixture in their past three visits. We back Lobi to win.
Prediction 2: Both teams to score
It's true Rangers have not scored in three away matches in this fixture, but they put four goals past Kano Pillars last time out.
It will be difficult for Lobi Stars to completely shut out Ilechukwu's charges come Thursday. While we fancy Lobi to take all the points, doing so without conceding is not certain because Rangers have netted in all five of their NPFL matches so far this season.
Prediction 3: Over 2.5 goals
Clashes involving these teams in the last five occasions have not been particularly high-scoring, with just one ending with at least three goals.
Nevertheless, both teams have been scoring and conceding this season. Two of Lobi Stars' five league games have ended with at least three goals, while four of Rangers' five league skirmishes have concluded with over 2.5 goals.
We strongly back this clash to give us a green result on this goals market.
Lobi Stars form
- Rivers United 1-0 Lobi Stars (29/10) – Nigeria Premier League
- Lobi Stars 2-0 Abia Warriors (22/10) – Nigeria Premier League
- Katsina United 0-0 Lobi Stars (14/10) – Nigeria Premier League
- Lobi Stars 3-2 Sunshine Stars (08/10) – Nigeria Premier League
- Heartland FC 2-2 Lobi Stars (30/09) – Nigeria Premier League
Enugu Rangers form
- Enugu Rangers 4-1 Kano Pillars (28/10) – Nigeria Premier League
- Kwara United 1-1 Enugu Rangers (22/10) – Nigeria Premier League
- Enugu Rangers 2-1 Niger Tornado (15/10) – Nigeria Premier League
- Remo Stars 2-1 Enugu Rangers (08/10) – Nigeria Premier League
- Enugu Rangers 2-1 Doma United (30/09) – Nigeria Premier League
Where to watch Lobi Stars vs Enugu Rangers live
Football fans in Nigeria will watch the live broadcast of Lobi Stars' clash with Rangers on the NPFL Live App. With a weekly or monthly subscription, one can enjoy at least 8 live games every gameweek.
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