Wikki Tourists vs Enugu Rangers Prediction: Nigerian Professional Football League Match on 06.02.2022
Fourth-placed Enugu Rangers will travel to face 9th-placed Wikki Tourists on Sunday in an NPFL fixture at 16:00GMT.
Both Wikki Tourists and Enugu Rangers lost their winning runs in the league in the previous fixtures. Enugu Rangers lost for the first time in four matches, whereas Wikki Tourists lost after three consecutive wins in the league.
Enugu Rangers will be looking to break into the top three on the PFL table, whereas Wikki Stars will be looking to climb up the table from their current position – 9th.
In the last five rounds of NPFL fixtures, Wikki Tourists have won three and lost two. In this run, they have collected nine points while dropping six.
This run sees them remain 9th on the table with 15 points, level with Shooting Stars (6th), Akwa United (7th), Kwara United (8th), and Nasarawa United (10th).
This run also leaves them 7 points behind league leaders Rivers United after ten rounds of NPFL fixtures.
Enugu have won two matches, drawn two, and lost one, in their last five outings in the NPFL.
They have collected 8 points and dropped seven. This run of form has seen Enugu Rangers slide to 4th on the table with 16 points, 6 points behind league leaders Rivers United, and one point ahead of Sunday’s opponents Wikki Tourists.
Possible Starting Lineups
Egbe, A. Abdullahi, A. Abalaohu, P. Ambrose, M. Garba, S. Nasar, Baggio, I. Mayaki, N. Abiam, I. Usman, I. Sale
Bonsu; A. Adubi, I. Nweke, P. Sane, U. Uwadiegwu; S. Abass, S. Asiegbu, T. Issif, U. Ugochukwu; C. Nnaji, C. Eziekwe
Players to Watch
The Wikki Tourists rely heavily on the inventive, creative, and energetic displays by their star midfielder Sale. He offers forward thrust, the threat of goals, and the precision to provide assists to the strikers and wide players.
He can arrive late in the box to finish off chances, while also dropping deep in midfield to be the playmaker and dominate the opponents.
His approach to playing means that he will be important for Wikki Tourists when they face Enugu Rangers on Sunday in the NPFL.
The 19-year-old Nigerian striker is crucial for Enugu Rangers approach to their play, especially in forward areas. His movement and mobility upfront makes him considerably difficult to mark for defenders.
His pace means that he can penetrate high defences with his runs, and thus finish off chances created. He can also play off the wings to make use of half-spaces and gaps emerging in the opposing teams’ defensive organisations.
The young striker will be central to the approaches and game plan that Enugu will adopt in the clash away at Wikki Tourists on Sunday.
Both Wikki Tourists and Enugu Rangers lost their previous match in the NPFL, which means that they will be looking to bounce back. Expect a cagey affair with both sides playing pragmatically, and chances being at a premium.
Enugu Rangers are 6 points behind league leaders Rivers United, which means that they will have the onus to play and make things happen to stand a chance of winning all 3 points.
A draw is the favoured result in this fixture on Sunday.
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