With both sides aiming to pick up their first win of the new campaign, Rivers Utd and Katsina Utd square up this Sunday and we will be shedding light on what to expect from the game in this Rivers Utd vs Katsina Utd prediction post.
Our Top Rivers Utd vs Katsina Utd Prediction
Rivers Utd have won 21 of their 25 home matches in all competitions since the turn of the year while Katsina United have managed only one victory on the road in that time so evidently, a home triumph looks to be the safest choice amongst all the Rivers Utd vs Katsina United odds.
Rivers Utd vs Katsina Utd – Match Preview
Rivers Utd prepare for the visit of Katsina Utd to the Yakubu Gowon Stadium on Sunday in matchday two of the 2021-22 NPFL season.
Rivers Utd vs Katsina Utd – Team Previews
Rivers United had to make do with a season-opening share of the spoils following a 1-1 stalemate against Lobi Stars at the Aper Aku Stadium.
Eguma Stanley’s men led going into the breakthrough Ishaq Rafiu’s strike but were pegged back in the 47th minute thanks to Barnabas Imenger’s leveler.
Sunday’s hosts are currently 10th on the log as they set out to better last season’s sixth-placed finish which is their lowest in three years.
After failing to find the back of net in his 13 appearances during the 2020-21 campaign, Ishaq Rafiu wasted no time in getting off the mark this time around with a lovely goal to open the scoring last time out.
Malachi Ohawuma grabbed the winner in the last meeting between this weekend’s opponents and will be looking to deliver the goods once again.
Predicted lineup; Victor Sochima; Chiamaka Madu, Nwangwa Nyima, Uche Onwuasoanya, Fabian Nworie; Bamba Bakari, Morice Chukwu, Ishaq Rafiu; Enyinnaya Kazie, Temple Emekayi, Chijioke Akuneto
Katsina Utd kicked off their season with a 2-1 loss versus Enugu Rangers at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium.
Two goals from Ossy Martins either side of Salisu Mustapha’s equaliser condemned Bishir Sadauki’s men to defeat.
The Changi Boys are outside the bottom three only on goal difference and will be eager to get their season up and running in the coming weeks.
Coming off the back of his first-ever goal in the Nigerian top flight, 21-year-old Salisu Mustapha heads into this weekend’s contest with the wind in his sails.
Predicted lineup; Elkanah Godgift; Rasheed Ahmed, Usman Barau, Sani Faisal, Charles Kappe; Aliyu Mansoor, Mustapha Salisu, Habibu Yakubu; Hassan Abubakar, Lawal Samson, Jamil Muhammad
As always, football matches usually end in a win for either side or a draw and these are the Rivers Utd vs Katsina Utd odds for all three outcomes from Bet9ja:
*Odds correct at the time of publishing
Rivers Utd vs Katsina Utd Head to head stats
Matches Played: 8
Rivers Utd Won: 3
Katsina United Won: 4
The last six meetings have all ended in home wins and only on one occasion has a visiting team avoided defeat in this fixture.
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