Three points will be up for grabs as Wikki Tourists welcome Rivers United to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi on Wednesday in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match.
The Wikki Tourists will be searching for a win to survive relegation, as the Bauchi outfit is rooted deep in the danger zone.
Rivers United will hardly make it easy as they have their own ambitions. The Pride of Rivers would love a win to get back to the top of NPFL's abridged Group B table, making this NPFL fixture an interesting affair.
Where Do the Teams Sit in the NPFL Group B Table?
Wikki Tourists are 9th in the Group B table, winning just 15 points from 16 matches and sitting two points above bottom-placed Dakkada FC.
Rivers United, meanwhile, have 26 points from 14 NPFL fixtures. The Pride of Rivers find themselves four points behind the current table toppers, Lobi Stars but have a few games in hand.
Wikki Tourists vs Rivers United NPFL Preview
NPFL: Wikki Tourists FC thrash Abia Warriors 4-0
Wikki Tourists Football Club of Bauchi on Sunday thrashed visiting Abia Warriors Football club of Aba 4-0 in the 2022/2023 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match day 17 fixtures.https://t.co/MlCxFFTtfA pic.twitter.com/3178lPXlVT
— VMT News (@news_vmt) May 7, 2023
Wikki Tourists have had a disappointing NPFL campaign. They were on a three-game losing streak before their last game against Abia Warriors. They won the fixture 4-0 but have lost four of their previous six matches. Nevertheless, the win over the Warriors should give them the boost they need to compete in the remaining NPFL matches and escape relegation.
Winning at home – together 💙
— Rivers United FC (@RiversUnitedFC) May 8, 2023
The Pride of Rivers travel to Bauchi after a 2-1 home win over their Niger Delta neighbours, Bayelsa United. The NPFL defending champions have emerged victorious thrice in their last six matches, sharing the spoils twice and losing one game. Stanley Eguma's men will be eager to return to the top of the table with a win away from home.
Wikki Tourists vs Rivers United Predictions
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1st Prediction: Over 2.5
Wikki Tourists' last three games in the NPFL have produced at least three goals twice. Similarly, the Pride of Rivers have been involved in three-goal affairs on two occasions in their previous three NPFL games. Wikki Tourists' last three home games have also produced at least three goals. As a result, we see at least three goals in the game.
2nd Prediction: Wikki Tourists to Win
We see a surprise win for the home side. Wikki Tourists are coming into this game after a 4-0 win over Abia Warriors. Coupled with their position in the relegation places, we think the Wikki Tourists will come out on top in this game.
Wikki Tourists vs Rivers United Lineups
Official lineups usually come out an hour before kick-off.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wikki Tourists vs Rivers United
Where will the Wikki Tourists vs Rivers United match take place?
This NPFL fixture will be played at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi.
What was the result when last these two teams last met in the NPFL?
Rivers United won 2-0 at home to Wikki Tourists when the two sides last met in the NPFL.
What is the kick-off time?
This match starts at 4 PM local time (16:00 BST) on Wednesday, May 10th 2023.
This article was most recently revised and updated 10 months ago