NPFL Preview and Predictions: Dakkada FC host Lobi Stars

NPFL Preview and Predictions: Dakkada FC host Lobi Stars
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Lobi Stars will visit the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium as they go toe-to-toe with Dakkada FC in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday evening. Lobi Stars were victorious in the reverse fixture earlier in the campaign and will look to repeat the feat.

How do the two teams stack up in the NPFL table?

Dakkada FC is 9th in the NPFL Group B standings, accumulating 12 points from 16 matches. Meanwhile, their opponents, Lobi Stars, head into the fixture as Group B leaders with 29 points from 16 skirmishes.

Dakkada vs Lobi Stars Preview

Dakkada FC

Dakkada FC lost 3-0 away to Abia Warriors in their previous fixture, their fifth loss in eight games. Umar Danlami's men will hope to change their losing course as they host Lobi Stars on Sunday, but three points may still not be enough to save their season.

Lobi Stars

Unlike today's opponents, Lobi Stars have enjoyed a fair share of good form in recent weeks. They come into this game after a 1-0 win at home over Niger Tornadoes. They are on a four-game unbeaten run in their last six NPFL games, winning three matches. Mohammed Babaganaru's men will set their sights on all three available points to help them extend their lead on the table and will fancy their chances against relegation-bound Dakkada FC.

Dakkada vs Lobi Stars Predictions

Dakkada will find it tough going against Lobi Stars, but anything can happen in the NPFL this season. Below are our thoughts on the game.

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1st Prediction: Both Teams to Score

The reverse fixture between the two sides ended in a 2-1 win for Lobi Stars. While Mohammed Babaganaru's team have scored in this fixture in the last five meetings, Dakkada has scored in all their home games this season. With this in mind, both teams should find the back of the net.

2nd Prediction: Under 2.5 Goals

Dakkada's last three fixtures at home have produced less than three goals. On the other hand, Lobi Stars have played eight away games this season, with five seeing less than three goals. As a result, we think there won't be more than three goals in this match.

Dakkada vs Lobi Stars Lineups

Official lineups of games are usually out an hour before kick-off.

Frequently Asked Questions for Dakkada vs Lobi Stars

What was the scoreline when Dakkada played Lobi Stars last in the NPFL?

Lobi Stars beat Dakkada 2-1 in the reverse NPFL fixture earlier in the season.

Where will this NPFL match be played?

The Dakkada vs Lobi Stars NPFL fixture will be played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.

What time is the kick-off for this NPFL fixture?

This NPFL fixture will start at 4 PM local time in Nigeria (16:00 BST).

Will this NPFL fixture be live on TV?

No, this NPFL fixture is not available for broadcast.

This article was most recently revised and updated 10 months ago

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