Rivers United vs Etoile Filante lineups, 3 predictions – CAF Confederation Cup

Rivers United players during training
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The city of Port Harcourt will come alive as Rivers United host Etoile Filante at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in their CAF Confederation Cup leg 2 Round 2 game on Sunday. Kick-off is 3 PM, 1 October 2023.

The last season's quarter-finalist held Etoile Filante away at Yamoussoukro in the first leg which ended goalless.

Rivers United will look to get the job done at home and get to the Group Stage of this competition in back-to-back campaigns. Will the Burkina Faso side pull off a miracle in Port Harcourt?

Rivers United vs Etoile Filante
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Rivers United vs Etoile Filante probable lineups

This is how we think both teams will line up in this CAF Confederation Cup match:

Rivers United

Goalkeeper: Akande Abiodun
Defenders: Kazie Enyinnaya, Ampiah Emmanuel, Augustine Okejepha, Temple Emekayi.
Midfielders: Endurance Ebedebiri, Albert Korvah, Alex Ayowah, Ukeme Williams.
Forwards: Nyima Nwagwa, Chiamaka Madu

Etoile Filante

Goalkeeper: Siaka Coulibaly
Defenders: Ibrahim Kano, Rafael Yabre, Soungalo Ouattara, Paul Koulibaly.
Midfielders: George's Bonou, Tidiani Tall, Ibrahim Ouattara, Emmanuel Sanogo
Forwards: Abdramane Diarra, Wilfrid Dah Hugues

Rivers United vs Etoile Filante confirmed lineups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Rivers United vs Etoile Filante predictions

Due to the outcome of the first leg, this clash becomes a winner takes all affair; as such, we anticipate a grueling game.

Prediction 1: Rivers United to win

Stanley Eguma's team have not resumed domestic league action and are unbeaten in their last 10 games. On the other hand, Etoile Filante have already played six competitive games across two competitions this season ahead of this clash with one loss recorded. However, we don't think this fact will come to haunt Rivers United who are clear favourites to emerge with a win.

Rivers United vs Etoile Filante
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Prediction 2: Both Teams to Score

Three of Rivers United's last five games have ended on both teams scoring. Filante have only been involved in two both teams' score games in the six matches played this season, still, we fancy them to find the back of the net just like the host in this all-important game for both teams.

Prediction 3: Over 2.5 total goals

Even though the first leg ended goalless, we're fairly confident this time around will produce goals. We're backing a high-scoring affair with at least three goals at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Rivers United vs Etoile Filante Head-to-Head

Both teams have only met one time which ended in a draw. The winner of this leg will take the head-to-head lead.

Rivers United recent form

Eguma's team have not resumed league action; they've only played one game this season, and it ended in a draw.

Etoile Filante recent form

Filante have played six matches so far this campaign; they've won two, drawn three and lost one match.

Where to watch Rivers United vs Etoile Filante live

The Rivers United vs Etoile Filante CAF Confederation Cup game will not be available on TV for Nigerian fans but they can follow up with the actions on the club's X handle.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

Joseph is a graduate engineer turned sports writer, he has covered lots of sports stories, match previews and predictions across various leagues on the planet.
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