Lobi Stars vs Sunshine Stars will take place at the Aper Aku Stadium on Sunday. With both teams setting their sights on three valuable points, it'll be interesting to see who will be left standing after 90 minutes.
Nigeria Premier Football League week – 2
Big Games 👕
– K. Pillers vs Katsina United
– Akwa United vs Sporting Lagos
– Lobi Stars vs Sunshine Stars
– Remo Stars vs Rangers
— Chibis Franklin Onu (@TheRealChibis) October 7, 2023
Lobi Stars vs Sunshine Stars probable lineups
Here's how we believe these teams will line up for this Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture:
Goalkeeper: Daniel Atsaka.
Defenders: Pine Washima, Emmanuel Tony Agbaji, Chinedu Sunday Chukwu, John Lazarus.
Midfielders: Barry Legbara, Abubakar Abdullahi, Christian Madu.
Strikers: Mustapha Danazimi, Barnabas Imenger, Umar Abba.
Goalkeeper: David Ariyo.
Defenders: Seun Olulayo, Kehinde Adefemi Adeyemi, Lawal Murtadah Oladipupo, John Bello.
Midfielders: Ogbu Ogechukwu, Lawal Muritala, Yusuf Afeez.
Strikers: Promise Awosanmi, Ibrahim Yusuf, Olajide Jimoh.
Lobi Stars vs Sunshine Stars confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Lobi Stars vs Sunshine Stars predictions
We would like to point out that Lobi Stars kicked off their NPFL campaign with a 2-2 draw against Heartland, while Sunshine Stars won their season opener, defeating Kano Pillars by a lone goal. That said, these are our predictions for this game:
Sunshine Stars not to lose
It's important to point out that Lobi Stars have struggled to win matches these past couple of months; they are currently on a nine-match winless streak, with four draws and five losses. Moreover, today's hosts have struggled against Sunshine Stars in the past. They lost the last two skirmishes between these sides, and have just one win in their last five meetings. Considering Sunshine Stars are coming off back-to-back wins, we believe they'll do enough to not lose this game.
One team to blank
These teams have squared off against each other a fair few times, and most of those encounters were one-sided when it comes to goals. As a matter of fact, both teams managed to score in just one of the last five meetings between Lobi Stars and Sunshine Stars. Interestingly, Lobi Stars failed to score in four of their last six matches; and for this reason, we are taking the BTTS – no option here.
Under 2.5 total goals
For our final Lobi Stars vs Sunshine Stars prediction, let's explore the over/under goals market. We've already established that Lobi Stars blanked in four of their last six matches. With that in mind, they've been involved in their fair share of low-scoring matches these past few weeks. In fact, Eight of Lobi Stars' last 11 games went below the 2.5 goal threshold. Likewise, three of the last four encounters between these teams featured less than two goals; and on that note, we shouldn't expect a lot of goals in this game.
Lobi Stars recent form
Lobi Stars are coming off a disappointing 2-2 draw at Heartland. Despite having a two-goal lead at the half-time break, they were unable to hold on for the win. Keeping that in mind, the hosts are now without a win in their last nine matches; can they put an end to that unwanted streak today?
Sunshine Stars recent form
On the other hand, Sunshine Stars held their own against Kano Pillars, defeating the NPFL heavyweights by a lone goal. They'll have a tricky fixture ahead of them, as they make the trip to the Aper Aku Stadium for their first road game of the season. It'll be interesting to see how Sunshine Stars will match-up against Lobi Stars.
Where to watch Lobi Stars vs Sunshine Stars live
Like most of Sunday's fixtures, this match will be available on the NPFL Live app.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 weeks ago