NPFL Preview and Predictions: Shooting Stars vs Enyimba

NPFL Preview and Predictions: Shooting Stars vs Enyimba
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An in-form Enyimba side travel to Ibadan to face Shooting Stars at the Lekan Salami Stadium in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture.

The match, scheduled for Sunday, will be challenging for both as the NPFL heads into its final leg. Enyimba will be eager to come out with a win, as they did in their last away game, and finish the season on top of Group A should other results go their way. However, Shooting Stars are unbeaten at home in the NPFL this season and will be working to keep that record intact.

Where Do the Two Teams Sit in the NPFL Group A Table?

Shooting Stars are in 6th place with 22 points from 17 matches. Meanwhile, Enyimba, aka The People's Elephant, is 2nd in Group A. They have 31 points from 17 NPFL fixtures.

Shooting Stars vs Enyimba NPFL Preview

Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars will be coming all out to get something from another top team in Group A. Having earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Bendel Insurance last Sunday, the Ibadan outfit will look to build on that as Enyimba comes visiting.

This fixture in recent years has favoured the home teams. The Gbenga Ogunbote-led side has not lost at home in the NPFL and will love to get a win or draw against an Enyimba side to keep the run going.


The People's Elephants are coming into this clash after back-to-back away wins in the NPFL. Having thrashed Gombe United 5-0 last week on Sunday, Finidi George's side would like another win, as it could help them finish the season on top should Bendel Insurance drop valuable points in their own game.

The South East club are in great form, registering four wins out of five. They're among the NPFL's most in-form teams but will have their work cut out against the Shooting Stars.

Shooting Stars vs Enyimba Predictions

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1st Prediction: Enyimba to Win

The Shooting Stars have not lost a game at home this season. However, we think Enyimba will end the record on Sunday. The former winners of the CAF Champions League have won their last two away fixtures and would love to string their 3rd victory away from home as they look to topple Bendel Insurance in Group A. The league's leading goal scorer, Chukwuemeka Obioma, also plays for Enyimba and comes into the game on the back of a hattrick.

2nd Prediction: Over 2.5

We anticipate a high-scoring affair as both teams lock horns on Sunday. Enyimba won their last NPFL match 5-0, while the Shooting Stars' last five home games have produced at least three goals on four occasions. With this in mind, we think the game will see three or more goals.

Shooting Stars vs Enyimba NPFL Lineups

Official lineups for this match will be out an hour before kick-off.

Frequently Asked Questions About Shooting Stars vs Enyimba Match

Who is a player to watch out for in this NPFL match?

Look out for Chukwuemeka Obioma of Enyimba, the NPFL's leading goal scorer.

What was the score the last time both teams met in the NPFL?

Enyimba won 2-0 the last time both teams met in the NPFL.

What is the kick-off time?

The Shooting Stars vs Enyimba match begins at 4 PM local time in Nigeria (16:00 BST).

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