The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) returns with its last rescheduled match before the penultimate MatchDay 18 fixtures scheduled in June. The defending champions, Rivers United, hosts Doma United at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Thursday evening.
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Rivers United edged out Sunshine Stars 1-0 on Monday evening to return to the top of the NPFL Group B standings. Stanley Eguma's men will love to extend their lead on the table with a win as they battle Doma United for all three points.
Where Do Both Teams Sit on the NPFL Group B Table?
Rivers United are currently top of the NPFL Group B with 30 points. They're equal on points with Lobi Stars, but on top, thanks to a superior goal difference. The defending NPFL champions have also played one game less than the Stars. On the other hand, Doma United are 3rd, amassing 26 points from 16 matches.
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— Rivers United FC (@RiversUnitedFC) May 16, 2023
The Pride of Rivers have been unbeaten in the NPFL in their last four games. They've been in excellent form, losing just once in 10 NPFL fixtures. Eguma's men are fresh from a 1-0 win over Sunshine Stars a few days ago, a win which placed them top of Group B. Rivers United's form couldn't have come at a better time than this, as they need just one win to confirm top spot ahead of the Super Six Championship round.
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— Doma United FC, Gombe (@domaunitedfc) May 7, 2023
The Savannah Tigers are coming into this bout from a disappointing goalless draw at home against Enugu Rangers in their last match. Like their opponents, they're also unbeaten in their three NPFL games, collecting 7 points from the available nine. Doma United are aiming to finish in the top three ahead of their visit to Port Harcourt and will be eager to put in a good shift against the defending champions, whom they've gotten one over earlier in the season.
Rivers United vs Doma United Predictions
1st Prediction: Rivers United to Win
Rivers United have qualified for the Super Six Championship round, courtesy of their last win. Still, Stanley Eguma's team need a win to finish top of the NPFL Group B. With form and home support on their side, they should be able to edge out the visitors with a slim scoreline win.
2nd Prediction: Under 2.5 Total Goals
Our second prediction for this match is on the goals market. Eight of the last 10 games for both teams have seen less than three goals. Only two of the previous eight games for both teams have produced more than two goals. With this in mind, we fancy less than three goals in this match.
Frequently Asked Questions About Rivers United vs Doma United
What was the result when both teams played last in the NPFL?
Doma United beat Rivers United 2-1 in the reverse NPFL fixture.
Which team are favourite to win this NPFL fixture?
Rivers United are favourites to win this NPFL fixture.
What is the venue for this NPFL fixture?
Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt will host the Rivers United vs Doma United NPFL fixture.
When will the match be played?
This NPFL fixture will take place on Thursday evening, May 18th, 2023.
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