NPFL Betting Guide for MatchDay 22


The Nigerian Professional Football League is hitting up as teams are gearing up for another round of battle for points. The League is one of the toughest in the world as home teams most of the time are tough nuts to crack. Week 20 provided a serious question to the dominance of home teams in the league as three away victories were recorded. Last weeks matches failed to record an away win but there were lots of goals (23) in all the encounters. Naijafootballplus presents another opportunity for our readers to utilize this betting tip from our professional tipsters.


Kano Pillars Vs Lobi Stars: Home Win & Under 2.5

Kano Pillars have been in a poor run of form lately which reflects in them wining just one match out of their last 6 matches in the NPFL. The Kano boys are very strong when it comes to home matches. They are very formidable at home. Even though Akwa United managed to get a victory in Kano in April, other teams find it very difficult to achieve that feat. Expect the home team to carry the day in this low scoring encounter. Lobi have also been poor on the road this season, they just managed to get a victory away to Sunshine for the first time this campaign. The two teams have met 12 times from 2012 till date. The last time Lobi got a point in Kano was in 2013 a 1-1 draw. That has been their best result in Kano.

MFM FC Vs Ifeanyi Ubah: Draw & GG

This match is arguably the match of the weekend. The two teams have played 3 times and have gotten single victories apiece and the third ended in a draw. MFM who are currently 4th on the log, tied on the same point with FC Ifeanyi Ubah who are 3rd with 34 points respectively will be coming into this particular encounter with two of their best players in doubt for this particular one. Stephen Odey and Sikiru Olatunbosun are back in the country after international duties with the Super Eagles. FC Ifeanyi Ubah also are in red-hot form in the league having managed to go on a run of 6 victories in 8 matches and getting a draw in 2. Expect a goal scoring draw in this particular one

ABS FC Vs Niger Tornadoes FC: Home win & Under 2.5

ABS recently signed a record shirt sponsorship deal with Puma on Thursday and will be basking in that euphoria in this encounter against poor travelers Niger Tornadoes who are yet to get a single point away from home after defeating Remo Stars back in February. The Saraki boys are expected to take all three points in this particular encounter and it will be yet another low scoring one. ABS have not been prolific at home but have managed to get 3 wins in their last 5 home matches so far.

Wikki Tourists FC Vs ElKanemi Warriors FC: Home Win & Under 2.5

Wikki  Tourists will be hosting ElKanemi Warriors who are currently second in the log with 36 points from 21 matches.  Wikki are very formidable at home and are very difficult to beat. El Kanemi on the other hand are also in a good run of form which kept them 2nd on the log but the problem is that they are very poor on the road. ElKanemi have lost all their last 5 away matches coming into this particular one. The home team will get maximum 3 points in this one.

Rangers Int’l FC Vs Nasarawa United FC: Home Win & Under 2.5

Rangers are gradually coming back to life after a difficult start to the season which saw the current champions bottom of the log at some point. The champions will continue their good run of home form in this one after losing to Abia Warriors 4-0 last week. Nasarawa United have not managed to get a single win in all their past 9 visits in Enugu. In-fact they are coming into this one with an away record of having lost 3 of their last 5 away matches. Rangers will be looking at closing the gap between them and Nasarawa United who are currently above them with just 4 points in 10th position.

Katsina United FC Vs Abia Warriors FC: Home Win & Under 2.5

Abia Warriors will be coming into this one in full confidence after the heavy defeat meted out on Rangers in a high scoring match(4-0) last weekend. Katsina United have a very impressive record at home. They have won 5 out of the last 6 home matches so far this season. Katsina United’s stay in the NPFL this season will depend on their home matches. The home team will take all three points in this particular one. Abia Warriors are also poor travelers in the league having just managed to take out just 2 points from their last 5 home matches in the league so far.

Remo Stars FC Vs Gombe United FC: Home Win & Under 2.5

Remo Stars are coming into this particular one on a very poor run of form. They have lost all their last 5 matches, even though 4 out of those matches have been on the road except the loss to Enyimba at home in week 20. Remo Stars will be looking to get their season back on track when they square out against poor traveling Gombe United who have just managed to get just one point from their last 5 away matches so far.

Eyimba Int’l FC Vs Plateau United: Home Win, Over 2.5, GG

Plateau United are currently the revelation of the season. They have picked up the most points on the road amongst all 20 clubs in the NPFL and also lost just 4 matches in 21 matches. Enyimba on the other hand, are a very good side with great history when it comes to the NPFL and will be coming into this one on a very good run of home form winning 4 out of their last 5 home matches. Expect the Jos side to get at least a goal in this encounter and also loosing all three points. Enyimba will take the day in this crunch encounter.

Shooting Stars FC Vs Sunshine Stars FC: Home Win, Over 2.5, GG

Sunshine Stars have never won Shooting Stars at Ibadan in this south western derby before. In-fact they have just managed to get 1 point in their last previous 10 visits to shooting Stars. The home team will take all three points in this particular one even though they are currently sitting 19th on the log and in horrible form.

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