Remo Stars vs Rivers United Prediction: Nigerian Professional Football League Match on 30.01.2022
Unbeaten Remo Stars host unbeaten Rivers United on Sunday at 16:00 GMT with the position at the top of the NPFL table at stake.
The two unbeaten teams in the league meet on Sunday, as Remo Stars welcome Rivers United for an NPFL top-of-the-table clash.
The two teams have each kept five clean sheets this season, and conceded only two goals each. Remo Stars have scored 10 goals to Rivers United’s 11.
These teams are well matched, which promises an enthralling fixture when they meet on Sunday.
Remo Stars have won five matches while drawing two, in the last seven rounds of NPFL outings this season.
They have scored 10 goals and conceded 2 so far this season. In this run, they have managed five shutouts.
In their first seven rounds of NPFL fixtures, Rivers United have won 4 and drawn 3. They have collected 15 points and dropped 6.
In this run, Rivers United have scored 11 goals and conceded 2. They have also kept 5 clean sheets in this run.
This shows that Rivers United have been in flying form, and that the 0-0 draws against Niger Tornadoes and Sunshine Stars have been costly in allowing Remo United to open a 2-pont lead at the top of the NPFL table.
Possible Starting Lineups
Daniel, I. Sodiq, O. Shuji, I. Ali, N. Junior, S. Okorom, A. Oyedele, S, Anakwe, A. Q. Akanni, A. Okpe, O. Adebayo
Afelokhai; K. Godswill, K. N’gouan, C. Ihunda; P. Acquah, D. Agbekpornu, T. Emekayi, L. Binuyo; M. Ohawume, I. Rafiu, D. Barnabas
Players to Watch
Remo Stars’ run to the top of the table has been built on a free-scoring attack and a solid defence.
On the attacking end, Andy Okpe has been a crucial asset for Remo Stars as they have embarked on an unbeaten start to the NPFL season.
Okpe offers a robust goal threat through his pace, strength, and work rate. His self-less runs in behind are crucial in opening up defences and helping his teammates to get into promising positions.
Okpe will be crucial for Remo as they seek to remain unbeaten and defeat their nearest rivals on the table, Rivers United.
Ishaq Kayode Rafiu
Ishaq Rafiu has been essential to Rivers United’s unbeaten start to the NPFL season.
Rafiu’s 6 goals have helped Rivers United collect 15 points out of a possible 21, which sees them 2nd on the NPFL table.
His pace, build-up play, and creative skills are core assets for Rivers United and their core approaches in breaking down opponents and scoring goals.
Rafiu will be crucial for Rivers United as they face league leaders Remo Stars.
The two unbeaten teams in the NPFL will come head-to-head on Sunday as they bid for supremacy at the top of the table.
Remo Stars, playing at home, will take the initiative and dominate the game. They will seek to break down the Rivers United defence through fast passing through midfield.
Rivers United will adopt a pragmatic approach with a solid defence to form the platform for counter-attacking opportunities.
Remo Stars will be slight favourites to win this match and take all three points while inflicting the first defeat to Rivers United this season.
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