All three points will be up for grabs as Heartland FC, aka the Naze Millionaires, clash with Cynosure FC at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri, Imo State.
Ahead of this bout with Cynosure, Heartland has been unbeaten in the Group B4 of the Southern Conference of the Nigeria National League (NNL) and will be looking to maintain their record against a Cynosure side who've had a difficult time in the NNL.
Both teams played out a scoreless draw in the reverse fixture in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
Where Do Both Teams Rank On The Group B4 Table?
At the time of writing, Heartland FC are top of Group B4 table of the Southern Conference, with 15 points from seven games. Meanwhile, Cynosure FC is 5th. They have played seven games, obtaining 8 points from them.
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FULL-TIME IN OWERRI!
Onyekachi Okafor scores his 4th league goal of the season to give us all 3 points and take us, JUST ONE POINT closer to the #NNL23 Super 8 playoff 🥳 pic.twitter.com/2UICIJQVVt
— Heartland FC (@HeartlandFC_ng) May 14, 2023
The five-time NPFL champions, Heartland FC of Owerri, are coming into this battle after a 1-0 win at home over Edel. The Naze Millionaires are on course to qualify for the NNL Super 8 promotion round, which will take place in Lagos. They have been the best team in Group B4 ahead of this match. Interestingly, Erasmus Onuh's Heartland has picked maximum points from the three home fixtures they've played at home this season. Going into this game, they'll be eager to string a fourth straight win at the Dan Anyiam Stadium and will fancy their chances of picking all the points.
Cynosure FC is coming into this game on a high after a slim win at home over Giant Brillars last week. Fear of being pushed down to relegation playoffs should motivate Nathanael Ayanwale's charges to make a good statement for themselves in this eastern derby. However, Cynosure FC has been poor on their travels in the NNL this season. They've picked just one point from the available 12 in their last four games. Playing away from home next, Cynosure has a tough battle at their hands even as they look to improve their away record and gain more points to ensure their safety.
Heartland Current Form Ahead of the Match
Heartland is unbeaten in the NNL ahead of this match. The eastern club has played seven games, registering four wins and three draws. Their form stands at WDWDDWW.
With few games left to play, the table toppers will leave no stone unturned, as they're determined to finish the NNL regular season with an unbeaten run intact.
Cynosure Form Ahead of the Match
Nathanael Ayanwale's team have picked up just two wins in seven games this season. They've lost four and drawn two.
The current form is WLWLDDL.
The Abakaliki-based club will have to improve their game to end the season still in the NNL.
Frequently Asked Questions About Heartland vs Cynosure
What was the score when last these two teams met?
Both teams played out a 0-0 draw.
What time will the Heartland vs Cynosure match start?
This match will kick-off at 4 PM local time on Sunday, 5th May 2023.
Which team is the favourite to win?
Heartland is the favourite to win the match.
Which venue will the Heartland vs Cynosure match take place?
This match will be played at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri, Imo State.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 weeks ago