Rivers United vs Remo Stars lineups and predictions – NPFL

Rivers United vs Remo Stars lineups and predictions – NPFL
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Matchday 1 rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League fixture between Rivers United vs Remo Stars takes place on Thursday, 12 October 2023 at 4 PM.

Due to Rivers United's participation in the CAF Confederation Cup, this gameweek 1 encounter was postponed. While Remo Stars won their last game, the home side lost away at Niger State and will now look to bounce back to winning ways at home.

The Sky Blue Stars have not enjoyed a particularly decent run in this fixture and will face off with another title contender in their first away game of the season. Can they come off with a good result?

Rivers United vs Remo Stars predicted lineups

Here is how we think both coaches will present their ‘Starting XI'.

Rivers United

Akande Abiodun (GK); Kazie Enyinnaya, Ampiah Emmanuel, Farouk Mohammed, Temple Emekayi; Ebedebiri Endurance, Deputy Echeta, Alex Oyowah, Nyima Nwagua; Fatai Abdullahi, Ukeme Williams.

Alex Oyowah of Rivers United in action for his team
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Remo Stars

Kayode Bankole (GK); Ahmed Akinyele, Junior Nduka, Stanley Joseph, Sodiq Ismail; Jide Fatokun, Seun Ogunribide, Haruna Hadi, Olamilekan Adedayo; Sikiru Alimi, Kadiri Salad.

Rivers United vs Remo Stars confirmed lineups

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

Rivers United vs Remo Stars predictions

Prediction 1: Remo Stars win or draw

Although Remo Stars have lost all in their last three visits to Rivers United's home turf, their 2-1 win last week is enough motivation to end their poor away run against the 2022 NPFL champions. Also, the home side have not gotten into their groove just yet, struggling upfront and have been far from convincing in their last three games with one win, loss and a draw respectively. We're backing Remo Stars to not lose.

Remo Stars team
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Prediction 2: First-half goal

The last time both teams met was in the championship playoffs in June which ended 2-2, the first-half of that encounter saw a goal scored. These teams also played out goal scoring results before the break in their last NPFL outing. It's worth mentioning that two of the last meetings between them had a goal scored before half-time. We predict there'll be at least one goal scored by any of these teams on Sunday before half-time.

Prediction 3: Goals at both ends

The last encounter between Rivers United and Remo Stars gave us an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Onikan Stadium in Lagos. Both teams are potential league contenders, finishing on equal points last season and have shown ability to score each other. Out of their last eight battles, four of them have given us goals at both ends, we anticipate yet another brilliant game which ends with goals from both teams.

Rivers United vs Remo Stars head-to-head

The head-to-head record shows eight meetings from 2017 till date. Rivers United have won 5 games, Remo Stars have won 1 while 2 games ended in a draw.

Nigeria Premier League 05/06/23

Rivers United

Rivers United

2
Remo Stars

Remo Stars

2

Nigeria Premier League 22/05/22

Rivers United

Rivers United

1
Remo Stars

Remo Stars

0

Nigeria Premier League 30/01/22

Remo Stars

Remo Stars

1
Rivers United

Rivers United

1

Nigeria Premier League 31/03/19

Remo Stars

Remo Stars

0
Rivers United

Rivers United

1

Nigeria Premier League 30/01/19

Rivers United

Rivers United

1
Remo Stars

Remo Stars

0

Rivers United recent form

Niger Tornado 1-0 Rivers United (08/10) – Nigeria Premier League

Rivers United 2-0 Etoile Filante (01/10) – CAF Confederation Cup

Etoile Filante 0-0 Rivers United (17/09) – CAF Confederation Cup

Remo Stars recent form

Remo Stars 2-1 Enugu Rangers (08/10) – Nigeria Premier LeagueQ

Remo Stars 1-0 [2-3 AP] Medeama (27/08) – CAF Champions League

Medeama 1-0 Remo Stars (20/08) – CAF Champions League

Where to watch Rivers United vs Remo Stars live in Nigeria

The Rivers United vs Remo Stars NPFL game will be live on NPFL Live App for fans viewing pleasure across the shores of Nigeria.

This article was most recently revised and updated 6 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.