Remo Stars and Shooting Stars will face off for the first time in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) 2023/24 season as one of the star games of match day six.
It is the first instalment in what promises to be an incredible season and the match has been scheduled for 4 pm on Wednesday, November 1 at the Remo Stars Stadium in Ikenne.
💪 Ready to maintain our southwest derby unbeaten run
🆚 Shooting Stars
See you on Wednesday, 1st of November, 2023.
— Remo Stars Sports Club (@RemoStarsSC) October 30, 2023
This South-West derby will also be available for fans to watch live via the new NPFL app.
It is still early days in the season, but the two teams have made a strong start to the campaign.
Remo Stars, who have an outstanding game against Enyimba, are placed third on the log with three wins from the four games played so far.
Meanwhile, coach Gbenga Ogunbote’s Shooting Stars are joint-top with Rangers with 10 points and have been impressive at home, winning all three games played there so far.
The last time the Oluyole Warriors were on the road, they took a point off Akwa United – a match goalkeeper Darlintin Ovunda made great stops to deny the home side from going in front.
However, the cloud over the head of Shooting Stars is their lack of a competitive win over Remo Stars and they will need to be at the top of their game to avoid a defeat in Ikenne this time around.
Remo Stars vs Shooting Stars probable lineups
Here are our probable lineups for this Nigeria Premier Football League match:
Goalkeeper: Kayode Bankole
Sadiq Ismail, Stanley Joseph, Akinyele Ahmed, Nduka Junior, Seun Ogunribide, Jide Fatokun, Dayo Ojo, Olamilekan Adedayo, Franck Mawuena, Sikiru Alimi.
Goalkeeper: Darlintin Ovunda
Taiye Muritala, Gbolagade Adelowo, Deji Bamidele, Olawale Mutiu, Alex Aghahowa, Akpan Joshua, Ayobami Junior, Malomo Taofeek, Kayode Oke, Anayo Ogbonna
Remo Stars vs Shooting Stars confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Remo Stars vs Shooting Stars predictions
This is a derby match and it is coming in the early days of the new season.
So there might not be clarity as to what to expect yet, but on the basis of their preparations, one can make some deductions. Here are our three predictions for the match.
Prediction 1: Remo Stars to score
Remo took four points from this fixture last season, winning 2-0 in Ikenne before playing out a 1-1 draw at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan.
Remo have scored in each of their past five games with Shooting Stars, and against a 3SC side that has kept just a clean sheet this season, another goal might be loading on Wednesday.
Prediction 2: Remo Stars to win
This match-up looks quite tight, but Remo Stars have always held their own against the Ibadan side.
In fact, Remo Stars have never lost to Shooting Stars in the NPFL and for the additional fact that they are playing in Ikenne, another win could be on the cards here.
Prediction 3: Over 1.5 Total Goals
All NPFL games involving Remo this season have produced at least two goals, while all but one of Shooting Stars’ games produced 1.5 goals.
Taking that into consideration, one should expect at least two goals in this game at the end of 90 minutes.
Remo Stars vs Shooting Stars Head-to-Head
This will be their 7th meeting in the NPFL since 2017. During that time, Remo have claimed two wins, while Shooting are yet to record a win, and four games have ended in a draw.
This article was most recently revised and updated 1 month ago