All eyes will be at the Remo Stars Stadium in Ikenne as Remo Stars vs Enugu Rangers trade hard tackles in the Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday evening. The game kicks off at 4 PM local time, 8 October 2023.
Remo Stars suffered a 2-3 penalty shootout heartbreak in the CAF Champions League Preliminary Round against Ghana Premier League champions Medeama SC after a 1-1 aggregate score over two legs, and will now shift their attention to domestic football as they look to pick up their first league win.
Meanwhile, having picked up their first three points of the league season in a 2-1 victory over Doma United last week, Enugu Rangers will aim to come out with a favourable result in a ground they have enjoyed a bit of success in the last few years. Which of these teams will come out on top?
Remo Stars vs Enugu Rangers probable lineups
This is how we think both teams will line up in this NPFL round 2 encounter:
Kayode Bankole, Nduka Junior, Collins, Boniface Nwaeze, Ismail Sodiq, Ogunribide, Adedayo Olamilekan, Akanni Qudus, Fatokun, Alimi, Franck Mawuena.
Japhet Opubo; Henry Onyia, Clement Philip, Ifeanyi Onyebuchi, David Chimezie, Chinaemerem Ugwueze, Kalu Nweke, Naziru Awalu, Chidiebere Nwobodo, Chiedozie Okorie, Kazeem Ogunleye.
Remo Stars vs Enugu Rangers confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Remo Stars vs Enugu Rangers predictions
Prediction 1: Remo Stars to emerge victorious
Granted, Fidelis Ilechukwu tutored side have not lost their last three away games, we are of the opinion they will lose to Remo Stars Sports Club. It's worth mentioning that Daniel Ogunmodede's men have won both their last two home games in the NPFL regular season. They also won in regulation time against Medeama SC before their ouster via penalty shootout. We don't see Rangers coming out with anything away from Ikenne other than a loss.
Prediction 2: Both teams to score
This match will be keenly contested as both managers want to win. On one hand, Enugu Rangers are looking to take steps in the right direction having picked their first win last weekend. Remo have netted in their last six home games, while Rangers have also scored in two of their last three away games. While we think the Sky Blues will win, we're backing the visitors to score.
Prediction 3: Over 2.5 total goals
Remo Stars and Rangers will have their tails up in this game, as both teams come into this battle with a mission to win.
Granted, Ogunmodede's team have not been involved in high-scoring games at home, as a matter of fact, only one of their last seven home games have ended with at least three goals and a matter of just two of the last six meetings between them going over this goal mark. Nonetheless, we're backing this clash at Ikenne to produce at least three goals.
Remo Stars vs Enugu Rangers head-to-head
The head-to-head record of this fixture since 2017 shows that out of six games played, Enugu Rangers have won 2, Remo Stars have won 1, while 3 games ended in a draw.
Remo Stars recent form
Remo Stars 1-0 Medeama [2-3 AP] (27/08) – CAF Champions League
Medeama 1-0 Remo Stars (20/08) – CAF Champions League
Enugu Rangers recent form
Enugu Rangers 2-1 Doma United (30/09) – Nigeria Premier League
Where to watch Remo Stars vs Enugu Rangers live in Nigeria
The Remo Stars vs Enugu Rangers NPFL round 2 game will be live on the NPFL Live App. Fans can as well catch up with the action on both teams' official YouTube channels as the match gets underway on Sunday evening.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago