Who will win Lobi Stars vs Abia Warriors clash? 3 predictions for the NPFL fixture

Who will win Lobi Stars vs Abia Warriors clash? 3 predictions for the NPFL fixture
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Tighten your seat belts this weekend as the NPFL enters week four. It is Lobi Stars vs Abia Warriors at the Lafia City Stadium.

One team sits third on the log, while the other is only one of three teams that is still unbeaten this season.

Despite the differing profiles of both sides, the Lobi Stars vs Abia Warriors remains unpredictable. Lobi Stars have shown an unlikely form to the start of the season.

Can Abia Warriors inflict the first defeat on Lobi Stars? Will the Pride of Benue continue its unbeaten streak against the Ochendo Babes? These are questions that we will find answers to this weekend.

Lobi Stars vs Abia Warriors Possible Lineups

NPFL team Lobi Stars vs abia warriors
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Lobi Stars
Lucky Jimoh, John Lazarus, Akile Monday, Sunday Chinedu, Tsehuan Moses, Rabiu Mohammed, Odinaka Francis, Liman Amodu, Waheed Adebayo, Tiza Samuel, Alao Danbani

Abia Warriors
Johnson Nmecha, Chimezie Njoku, Jimoh Gbadamosi, Daniel Wotlai, Arinze Ogbonna, Collins Nwoburuoke, Sunday Megbo, Chidera Ugwunna, Emmanuel Onu, Dehinde Ibrahim, Nwabueze

Lobi Stars vs Abia Warriors Predictions

The Pride of Benue have one win and two draws and are just a point away from the front runners.

Last weekend, they held their ground to secure a point in a goalless draw against Katsina United. It took their tally to five points.

Their opponents this weekend returned to winning ways last weekend with a 1-0 win over Kano Pillars to move third on the table.

What should we expect in the Lobi Stars vs Abia Warriors tie?

Lobi Stars to win

Lobi Stars have played one home game this term, and they won. They beat Sunshine Stars 3-2, following their open day 2-2 draw with Heartland of Owerri.

The Pride of Benue have shown a resilience that has made them a difficult side to beat. They managed their first clean sheet against Katsina United, who are still trying to find their feet.

Under 2.5

If there is anything to take away from their previous games – it is a penchant for scoring goals. They have scored five goals this term, with only Enugu Rangers matching their tally.

Abia Warriors have shown they’re a low-scoring side. The Ochendo Babes have scored only two goals this term and none on the road.

When the Lobi Stars vs Abia Warriors tie comes up, the visitors should keep it tight at the back. Another low-scoring tie is expected.

Lobi Stars to keep a clean sheet

Lobi Stars have managed just one clean sheet this term. Despite their inability to keep away strikers, they are up against a side struggling to score goals.

The Pride of Benue should manage a clean sheet this time.

Lobi Stars vs Abia Warriors Head-to-Head

lobi stars vs abia warriors - who wins?
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Abia Warriors have a decent record against Lobi Stars. In their last four home ties, Lobi Stars have won twice, lost one and drew the other.

In eight ties against the Pride of Benue, the Ochendo Babes have lost only one home game but have three wins and losses, with two draws.

The last two encounters between these two sides saw Lobi Stars winning both and Abia Warriors failing to score any goal.

Lobi Stars vs Abia Warriors promises to be an exciting tie. It should be a case of a fearsome attack vs a dogged defence.

The highest-scoring side in the league this term – Lobi Stars, will try to dismantle the team with one of the meanest defence in the league.

Only Bendel Insurance and Sporting Lagos have a better defence.

Lobi Stars vs Abia Warriors Head-to-Head

Premier League 2023/04/09 Lobi Stars

2 – 0

Abia Warriors
Premier League 2023/01/22 Abia Warriors

0 – 1

Lobi Stars
Premier League 2022/07/17 Abia Warriors

3 – 0

Lobi Stars
Premier League 2022/03/13 Lobi Stars

1 – 2

Abia Warriors
Premier League 2021/06/13 Abia Warriors

2 – 0

Lobi Stars
Premier League 2021/01/31 Lobi Stars

0 – 0

Abia Warriors
Premier League 2019/12/15 Lobi Stars

1 – 0

Abia Warriors
Premier League 2018/04/04 Abia Warriors

1 – 1

Lobi Stars

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter. Chooka has a passion for football and has been a fan of Enugu Rangers (over 30 years) and Real Madrid (Since 1996).