All eyes will be on the New Jos Stadium as Plateau United and Sunshine Stars battle for three valuable points on Sunday. Which of these teams will be left standing after 90 minutes?
Plateau United vs Sunshine Stars predictions
As both teams go toe-to-toe with each other this weekend, these are our predictions for this Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clash:
Plateau United to win
We would like to point out that while Sunshine Stars have had a fairly good run of results at home, they tend to struggle on the road. The visitors won just one of their last 32 away games in all competitions; a run that stretches back to July 2021.
On the other hand, Plateau United won their last three home games, keeping two clean sheets in the process. It's also worth mentioning that Sunshine Stars don't fare particularly well when they visit this stadium; they lost their last four trips, and have no wins in their last five visits to the New Jos Stadium. On that note, we are fairly confident that Plateau United will take all the points at home.
Both teams to score
Our second Plateau United vs Sunshine Stars prediction is on the BTTS market. Interestingly, Sunshine Stars have scored and conceded goals regularly. Edith Agoye's men found the back of the net in six of their last seven matches, whilst keeping just one clean sheet in their last nine games.
Both teams were on the scoresheet in five of Sunshine Stars' last seven games; and considering both teams scored in three of the last five skirmishes between these teams, we should expect goals at both ends.
At least three total goals
Plateau United and Sunshine Stars have met on many occasions, and most of their recent clashes were on the high-scoring side. In fact, seven of the last nine encounters between these teams produced at least three goals. Similarly, Sunshine Stars' last five games saw three goals scored per game on average; and for this reason, we should expect the goals to flow in this match.
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Plateau United vs Sunshine Stars head to head
Since 2016, Plateau United and Sunshine Stars squared off against each other on 10 occasions. Interestingly, Plateau United have five wins in that stretch, with a draw and four losses.
Plateau United recent form
Plateau United fell to Bendel Insurance by a lone goal in their last game; that was their second loss in three league matches. Interestingly, Mbwas Magnut's men have won three home games in a row; they'll look to extend that streak to four games as Sunshine Stars come visiting.
Sunshine Stars recent form
On the other hand, Sunshine Stars have had some mixed results these past few weeks; they have two wins, two draws and two losses in their last six matches. As Edith Agoye's side make the trip to the New Jos Stadium, it'll be interesting to see how they'll match-up against Plateau United.
Where to watch Plateau United vs Sunshine Stars live
There are no TV options for this game at the time of publishing. However, you can catch all the action live on the NPFL Live app.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago