Remo Stars vs Sporting Lagos will take place on Sunday at the Remo Stars Stadium. With both teams setting their sights on all three available points, it'll be interesting to see who will reign supreme after 90 minutes.
Remo Stars vs Sporting Lagos probable lineups
Here's how we think these teams will line up for this Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clash:
Goalkeeper: Vincent Edafe.
Defenders: Edozie Ewelike, Stanley Joseph, Boniface Nwaeze, Habib Yakub.
Midfielders: Adebayo Abayomi, Tope Akande, Bayo Ojo.
Strikers: Mathias Ogwuche, Franck Mawuena, Akeem Taiwo.
Goalkeeper: Agbor Ekoi.
Defenders: Usman Raji, Aliu Salawudeen, Ekene Nero Olisema, Isaac Annor.
Midfielders: Emmanuel Odafi, Chinedu Chukwu Ufere, Henry Ndedi.
Strikers: Godwin Udoh, Abiodun Taiwo, Clement Naantaum.
💪All road leads to the southwest for a derby clash that ticks all boxes.
🤺 Sporting Lagos
🗓️ Sun. 22nd Oct 2023
— Remo Stars Sports Club (@RemoStarsSC) October 20, 2023
Remo Stars vs Sporting Lagos confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Remo Stars vs Sporting Lagos predictions
Now that we've gotten the lineups out of the way, these are our predictions for this game:
Sporting Lagos not to lose
To be fair, Sporting Lagos just gained promotion to the NPFL. However, they've impressed so far, going unbeaten in their first three matches. The visitors have a win and two draws in that three-game stretch, holding their own against a team like Akwa United away from home.
Remo Stars have also had a solid start to their NPFL campaign, winning two of three games with one loss. Given that they have the advantage of playing at home, it's no surprise that the Sagamu based team are the clear favourites to win this match. We're going for value here, and that's why we're leaning towards Sporting Lagos not to lose.
One team will fail to score
We've already established that Sporting Lagos have no losses in three league matches so far. That's partly because they've been able to rely on their solid defense. As a matter of fact, the visitors did not concede a single goal in three matches. Conversely, they failed to score in two of those games.
We would like to point out that at least one team blanked in five of Remo Stars' last seven matches in all competitions; and for this reason, we are fairly confident that one of these teams will keep a clean sheet.
Under 2.5 total goals
Our final Remo Stars vs Sporting Lagos prediction is on the over/under goals market. Considering Sporting Lagos are yet to concede, it's no surprise that their matches tend to be on the low-scoring side. The visitors are coming off back-to-back goalless draws, and their three league matches featured less than three goals.
In the same vein, six of Remo Stars' last eight games went below the 2.5 goal line; and for this reason, we don't think these teams will score up to three goals between them.
Remo Stars recent form
Remo Stars got their first away win of the season at Bayelsa United. They had a one-man advantage for over 70 minutes, and capitalized on it. Daniel Ogunmodede's men will look to string up back-to-back wins as they host newly-promoted Sporting Lagos this weekend.
One more sleep until match day ⚽️
— Remo Stars Sports Club (@RemoStarsSC) October 21, 2023
Sporting Lagos recent form
On the other hand, Sporting Lagos played out a goalless draw against Doma United in their last game; they are now unbeaten in three games played so far, with a win and two draws. Paul Offor's men will look to keep their unbeaten run intact as they make the trip to the Remo Stars Stadium.
Where to watch Remo Stars vs Sporting Lagos live
While there are no TV options at the moment, you can catch all the action live on the NPFL Live app.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago