NPFL Preview: Enyimba Look to Close Gap to Bendel As They Host Gombe United

NPFL Preview: Enyimba Look to Close Gap to Bendel As They Host Gombe United
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Gombe United will visit the Enyimba International Stadium in AbaAbia State, as they clash with Enyimba FC in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday evening. The home side emerged victorious in the reverse fixture earlier this year at Gombe, and Finidi George‘s side will be hoping to beat the visitors home and away this season in this encounter.

Enyimba FC are 2nd in Group A Standings, having accumulated 28 points from 16 matches. They are four points behind NPFL league leaders Bendel Insurance. On the other hand, their opponents, Gombe United, are placed 7th. They've obtained 19 points from 16 skirmishes and are six points adrift of the relegation zone ahead of this fixture.

Enyimba vs Gombe United NPFL Preview

Enyimba

Coming into this affair, Enyimba FC played out an impressive 1-0 away win at El-Kanemi Warriors in their last NPFL match, which took them up to second place in the NPFL. The Aba outfit has, in recent weeks, been quite a formidable side churning out decent results home and away. Chukwuemeka Obioma's performances have been a big part of Enyimba's success this season. He has been the best forward in the league, leading the NPFL scoring charts with 11 goals.

In their last seven games, the People's Elephants have registered three wins, three draws and one loss. They will be eager to string back-to-back wins to finish second in the regular season.

Gombe United

Gombe United arrive on the back of a barren draw at home with the NPFL Group A leaders, Bendel Insurance. With two games left before the Championship round, Aliyu Zubairu and his men must remain content with remaining in the league for another season. While they sit 4th from bottom, Gombe United have played well in the NPFL in recent weeks, losing twice in their last seven NPFL fixtures. They'll hope to keep up the decent run when they travel to Aba.

Enyimba vs Gombe United Predictions

The following are our predictions for Enyimba vs Gombe United NPFL fixture. You can use our insights and place your bets to win big. Use the Bet9ja promo code or 1xbet promo code to begin playing.

1st Prediction: Home Win & Over 1.5

The coming NPFL fixture will be Enyimba's third at home with Gombe United in the past six years. The People's Elephants have won this encounter with at least two goals. Enyimba also won the earlier NPFL fixture between the two teams scoring goals. With this in mind, we think the home side will win this affair by at least two goals.

2nd Prediction: Both Teams to Score – No

Gombe United scored only once in their last eight away games in the NPFL this season. They've only scored against their opponents once away from home this season ahead of this fixture. Meanwhile, aside from Enyimba's first home game of the season, they've scored in their last seven home games ahead of this match. As a result, we believe both sides will not score in this match.

Enyimba vs Gombe United Lineups

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Enyimba vs Gombe United

What was the scoreline when last these two teams met in the NPFL?

Enyimba emerged as 2-1 victors when Gombe United hosted Enyimba earlier in the NPFL this season.

What time is the kick-off for Enyimba vs Gombe United NPFL fixture?

The NPFL match will start at 4 PM local time in Nigeria (16:00 BST) on Sunday, May 7th 2023.

Who is NPFL's leading goal scorer?

Enyimba FC striker Chukwuemeka Obioma is the NPFL's leading goal scorer.

This article was most recently revised and updated 10 months ago

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