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French Cup Preview

PSG will be back in action on Friday evening, as they look to regain the French Cup. The Parisians last won this competition in the 2020-21 season, as they landed their 14th honour. However, they will certainly have questions to answer this weekend, as they were beaten for the first time domestically in their previous fixture. PSG was beaten 3-1 away from home against Lens on New Year’s Day, which saw their unbeaten record in France come to an end. Their lead at the top of the Ligue 1 standings remains a healthy one, but a second straight defeat could lead to questions surrounding the manager. But, the Parisians have been dominant throughout recent history at this stage of the competition. This will be a big moment in the history of Chateauroux, as they welcome PSG to town for the French Cup tie. They currently sit 14th in National, after winning just four of their 16 games this term. Their form over their previous five games has been sketchy to say the least, as they haven’t won over that period. However, they came through the previous round in excellent fashion, as they beat Lege-Cap-Ferret 4-1 away from home. Florian Bianchini, Ferris N’Goma, and Celal Bozkurt were among the scorers in that win. Their best-ever showing in the competition came in 2003-04, as they were beaten in the final by PSG.

Chateauroux vs PSG Head to Head

The only previous competitive meeting between the sides came in the 2004 French Cup final. On that occasion, PSG claimed victory following Pedro Pauleta’s strike with just 25 minutes remaining.

Chateauroux vs PSG Prediction

This should be a testing fixture on the road for PSG, but it remains extremely difficult to see past the reigning French champions. PSG look to be the best bet to win this game, and they could claim a 3-0 win on the road. Make sure to bet on Chateauroux vs PSG with 22Bet!" ["post_title"]=> string(61) "Chateauroux vs PSG Prediction: French Cup Match on 06.01.2023" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(38) "chateauroux-vs-psg-prediction-06-01-23" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2023-02-06 15:20:25" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2023-02-06 12:20:25" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } }
Plateau Utd vs Gombe United Prediction: Nigerian Professional Football League Match on 19.06.2022

Plateau Utd vs Gombe United Prediction: Nigerian Professional Football League Match on 19.06.2022

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Plateau Utd will be hoping to keep their title hopes alive as they chase down league leaders Rivers Utd when they face middle-of-the-table Gombe United at the New Jos Stadium on Sunday at 16:00GMT.


Match Preview

Can Plateau Utd Maintain their Title Challenge in the Run-in?

Last time out, Plateau Utd suffered a costly 2-1 defeat away to Shooting Stars as league leaders Rivers Utd extended their lead at the top of the table to 10 points with seven matches remaining in the season.

Plateau Utd will be looking to close this gap when they host Gombe United on Sunday as they fight to keep their title hopes alive heading into the culmination of the season.

Plateau Utd will also be looking at bolstering their consistency and cutting edge as they seek to compete against a consistent and ruthless Rivers Utd side that looks to be heading for the NPFL title this season.

Can Gombe United Cause an Upset Against Title-Chasing Plateau?

Gombe United are safe in the middle of the NPFL table; they are currently 9th on the table and safe from the relegation struggles. However, they will focus on causing an upset against Plateau Utd n Sunday as they seek to bolster their position and climb the table. 

Gombe will also be looking to bounce back from a run of two matches without a win in the NPFL in the clash with Plateau Utd.

With 45 points, Gombe united are just six points behind third-placed Enugu Rangers; the target in the run-in is to close this gap and finish as high up the table as possible.

This underscores the driving force and incentive behind Gombe United’s competitiveness in the run-in. 

Form Guide

Plateau Utd

Second-placed Plateau United have experienced stop-start form in recent matches in the NPFL. In their last five outings, they have won just two while losing three. 

They have collected six points and dropped nine in the process. This run of form has allowed Rivers Utd to open up a commanding ten-point lead at the top of the table with just seven matches and 21 points up for grabs in the run-in.

The two wins in this run came against Enugu Rangers (4-0) and Kano Pillars (1-0). The defeats came against Abia Warriors (2-0), Rivers Utd (2-0), and Shootings Stars (2-1).

The defeat against Rivers Utd was especially damaging to Plateau Utd’s league hopes because it was a six-pointer against a title rival, and allowed Rivers to extend the gap even further.

Gombe United

Gombe United have also won just two matches in their last five outings in the NPFL. They have also drawn once while losing twice in this run. They have collected seven points and dropped eight in the run.

Gombe will be looking to bounce back from a two-match winless run with a win against Plateau Utd on Sunday as they bid to climb the table.

The two Gombe Utd wins came against Kwara United (4-2) and Heartland (3-2). The defeats in this run came against MFM (3-1) and Remo Stars (1-1). The draw came in their latest match in the NPFL against Dakkada (2-2).

Gombe United have also been unable to keep a clean sheet in their last five matches, which highlights their challenges in their bid to climb the table in the run-in. 

Possible Starting Lineups

Plateau Utd

Akande; D. Itodo, A. Opara, A. Ikefe, Z. Rabiu; V. A. Eteng, B. Turba, C. Henlong; A. Abubakar, I. Chimezie, A. Bala

Gombe United

Yekini; U. Abbas, M. Fuseini, M. Chigozie, S. Shehi; U. Williams, M. Aminu, E. Chidibere; S. Bello, Y. Abdulazeez, I. E. Sanni


Players to Watch

Izuchukwu Chimezie

The 20-year-old winger has been a central player for Plateau Utd this season as they have sought to fight for the title.

The youngster’s pace and dynamic attacking abilities will be decisive for the team in the clash with Gombe United. 

I. E. Sanni

The 21-year-old Gombe striker provides dynamism to the team in attacking areas. Apart from being the poacher in the box, his pace and link-up play are crucial in advancing Gombe’s attack. He will be crucial in the clash with Plateau Utd.


Plateau Utd will seek to dominate the match by retaining possession and dictating the tempo of the match.

Gombe will look to be solid and compact to deny Plateau any easy chances.

Plateau Utd will win the match and bolster their title hopes heading into the last six matches. 

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