Enyimba to Crack Bendel Insurance? NPFL Super Six Matchday 3 Predictions

Enyimba to Crack Bendel Insurance? NPFL Super Six Matchday 3 Predictions
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The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six playoffs enters Matchday 3 at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Lagos on Wednesday. All points will be up for grabs as the six teams play each other for all three points. The Matchday 3 fixtures will see Bendel Insurance play Enyimba, Remo Stars go head-to-head with Sunshine Stars, and Lobi Stars clash swords with Rivers United at 2 PM, 4:30 PM, and 7 PM, respectively.

 

Bendel Insurance vs Enyimba Preview

Bendel Insurance

Bendel Insurance played out a disappointing 1-1 draw with Sunshine Stars in their last match. After heading into the break with their noses in front, Sunshine Stars came back stronger in the second half to earn a point.

Bendel Insurance continued their unbeaten streak to 20 straight games in the second round of the playoffs. However, they're winless in their last five games. Adigie and his men have to beat Enyimba to stand a chance of winning the title.

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Enyimba

Enyimba were the only side to pick up all three points in Matchday 2. A 16th minute strike from their talisman, Obioma, was enough to beat Lobi Stars. The People's Elephants now top the standings with 4 points.

Finidi George's side have extended their unbeaten run to eight matches. With the NPFL top striker in their ranks, they'll be looking to get a favourable result as they take on Bendel Insurance on Wednesday afternoon.

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Head-to-Head Records

Bendel Insurance and Enyimba FC have met 3 times ahead of today's skirmish. Insurance have one win, while the other two games ended in stalemates.

Remo Stars vs Sunshine Stars Preview

Remo Stars

Remo Stars are coming into this match from a 2-2 draw with Rivers United in round two of the playoffs. Remo were on course for a win after Adedayo scored late in the match, but Rivers United pulled a goal back in the next minute to break Remo hearts.

Ogunmodede and his men have played the best football so far in the playoffs, and will be looking for their star men to turn the screws once more. Nevertheless, they need to crown their efforts with victory. Ahead of their game with Sunshine Stars, they're on 11 games without defeat, and will be eager to pick their first win as the clash gets underway.

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Sunshine Stars

Sunshine Stars followed up their first round loss to Rivers United with a 1-1 draw with Bendel Insurance. An Udom Ekerette goal in the second half ensured they have a point but are bottom of the standings ahead of their clash with Remo Stars. Just like their opponents, they have to win to contend for the title, and they'll have to put in their best shift to emerge victorious against a solid Remo Stars side that can hurt them.

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Head-to-Head Records

Remo Stars and Sunshine Stars have met seven times. Remo with 3 wins, and Sunshine Stars with 4 wins. It'll be interesting who comes out on top in their 8th meeting.

Lobi Stars vs Rivers United Preview

Lobi Stars

Lobi Stars are coming into this encounter on the back of a 1-0 loss to Enyimba FC. They're the only side to have not scored a goal in the playoffs. With one loss and a draw, Lobi Stars are 5th on the Championship table. The Makurdi club have not been at their best in recent games, they've picked up just one win in their last six matches, with 3 losses and two draws. Babaganaru's men will have their work cut out for them as they resume hostilities with Rivers United who're on a mission to defend their league title.

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Rivers United

Rivers United played out a pulsating 2-2 draw with Remo Stars to keep their dream of retaining the league title alive. But that draw came at a cost, as their key player Nyima got injured in the game. Lobi Stars will fancy their chances as they stage a fight against the reigning champions who are yet to lose a game in their last 8 NPFL matches.

Stanley Eguma will want to oversee a win as his side take on Lobi Stars in the last kick-off of the day but it won't be easy, as the Lobi Stars side have proven to be a tough nut to crack for the Pride of Rivers.

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Head-to-Head Records

Both teams have met 14 times. Lobi Stars have the H2H advantage of 6 wins to 5 wins for Rivers United. 3 games have ended in stalemates.

NPFL Super Six Round 3 Predictions

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Bendel Insurance vs Enyimba Prediction: Enyimba to Win

We'll kick off our first Matchday 3 prediction by backing Enyimba to win. For one, Enyimba have fared well in recent times, picking up 5 wins in their last 8 games, and without a loss on that stretch. Considering they've already picked up a win in the playoffs and Obioma firing in two consecutive games; not forgetting that Insurance haven't fashioned a way to win games in their last 5 matches, we believe that Enyimba will reign supreme at the end of this match.

Remo Stars vs Sunshine Stars Prediction: Both Teams to Score

It may interest you to know that the most recent clashes between these teams have been one-sided when it comes to goals; as both teams were not on the scoresheet in their last 3 encounters. However, Remo Stars have been conceding goals of late, and it will be surprising if they don't concede against Sunshine Stars who themselves are eager to register their first win of the playoffs. On that note, we expect this match to end with both sides scoring.

Lobi Stars vs Rivers United Prediction: Rivers United to Win

We'll like to point out that Lobi Stars have lost 4 of their last 7 games, have not scored in their last 3 games, and are without a win in their last 4 games. Meanwhile, Rivers United have recorded 4 wins in their last 7 matches, scoring 11 goals in the process. With Lobi Stars out of form ahead of this match, we don't see any other result other than a win for Stanley Eguma's men.

Frequently Asked Questions About the NPFL Super Six

What is the Prize Money for the winner of the Playoffs?

The winner will pocket N100m.

Which venue will the Super Six Playoffs take place?

These fixtures will take place at Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan, Lagos.

Which TV Channels will broadcast the matches in Nigeria?

The matches will be live on Supersport on GoTV and DSTV.

What is the kick-off time for the matches?

The matches will be played at 2 PM, 4:30 PM, and 7 PM respectively.

This article was most recently revised and updated 12 months ago

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