By Daniel Edu
Bendel Insurance will host the bottom-placed Akwa United at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium on Saturday, with the goal of bouncing back to winning form in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL).
Before their match last weekend, Bendel Arsenal was leading the league with two victories out of two games. However, they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Gombe United.
Despite their loss, Bendel Insurance will approach the game against Akwa United with confidence. Although Akwa United is at the bottom of the league table, they are known for their exciting style of play and ability to provide entertaining matches.
Akwa United, despite their low position in the standings, has managed to score goals effectively this season. Only four teams have scored more goals than Akwa United, and three of those teams occupy the top three spots in the league.
On the other hand, Bendel Insurance has been struggling to find the back of the net this season, having scored just three goals, one of which was an own goal. However, they have been solid in defense, having conceded only one goal in their matches, which was in their recent loss to Gombe.
In another exciting fixture, Enugu Rangers will host Kano Pillars at the Awka City stadium. Enugu Rangers, currently third in the table, have been in good form with two wins, one draw, and one loss this season. They have managed to score in every game, whether at home or away.
Kano Pillars, on the other hand, face a tough challenge against the high-flying Rangers. They are currently ninth in the league with two wins and two losses. Kano Pillars have struggled to score away from home, and it will be a daunting task to face the Flying Antelopes on their turf.
In a crucial match at the Pantami Stadium in Gombe, Plateau United will visit Gombe United. The home team has been strong at home and aims to secure another home victory after narrowly defeating Bendel Insurance in their previous match.
Plateau United faces a challenging schedule with two consecutive away games, including a match against Akwa United in Uyo. This busy schedule includes a midweek clash against Katsina United in Jos on matchday six.