Npfl match preview and statistics: Enyimba fight Akwa United

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Competition: Nigeria Npfl
Competition: Wed 24.February
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Enyimba International Stadium (25000 seats)

A key match in Npfl as both teams are battling for the top positions. With Enyimba in 3rd position and Akwa United placed 6th, this promises to be an exciting meeting. Read on to find out more!

Insights:
  • Enyimba is in the best form (5-0-1)
  • Akwa United have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Enyimba form and stats

When playing at home in the Npfl, Enyimba have managed 5 wins, 0 draws and suffered 0 defeats from 5 games. The team is doing great wherever they are playing as Enyimba has won four games in a row. The Kwara United match was the last time out without a victory.

Before that, Enyimba had a home game versus Rivers United which ended with a victory 1-0.

Enyimba are traveling soon after this match as the Npfl match at Jigawa Golden Stars awaits in four days.

Enyimba has scored 7 league goals at home this season, in 5 matches. Enyimba have showed great defending skills in these home games, allowing the opposition to score only 2 goals.

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Akwa United form and stats

Playing away, Akwa United have won 1 game, drawn 1 and suffered 3 defeats in the Npfl this season.

A quick return to home after this game, as Akwa are hosting Rivers United in the Npfl only four days away.

The attacking power of Akwa when travelling is not overwhelming with 4 goals scored from 5 league matches away. 6 goals have been conceded by Akwa United in these games.

Head 2 Head

Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: four wins for Enyimba, three draws and three wins for Akwa United. Over 2,5 goals: five times; under 2,5 goals: five games.

Enyimba missing players

Akwa United missing players

Enyimba Akwa United
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
9 5 1 Played P 2 5 11
7 5 1 Won W 0 1 5
0 0 0 Drew D 1 1 3
2 0 0 Lost L 1 3 3
11 7 2 Scored S 1 4 12
7 2 1 Conceded C 2 6 8
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 91%
56% 40% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 60% 55%
44% 40% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 40% 36%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
44% 40% 100% BTTS BTTS 50% 60% 45%
33% 60% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 20% 45%
22% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 20% 18%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.5 2 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 3.3 2.1
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
9.5 9.8 11 Shots (avg) S ( 2 6.3 10.4
2.9 2.6 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 4 4.3
48% 54% 40% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 25% 28%
Key stats in Npfl this season:
  • Akwa United have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Akwa United haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Enyimba has the fewest scored goals in the second half (1) in Npfl
  • Enyimba has the most scored goals in the first half (10) in Npfl
  • Enyimba have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Enyimba have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Enyimba have won all their matches at home so far.
  • Enyimba haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Enyimba is in the best form (5-0-1)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Rivers United 10 7 0 3 13 5 6 6 0 0 11 1 4 1 0 3 2 4 8 21
2 Kwara United 11 6 3 2 12 7 5 4 1 0 8 2 6 2 2 2 4 5 5 21
3 Enyimba 10 7 0 3 11 8 5 5 0 0 7 2 5 2 0 3 4 6 3 21
4 Kano Pillars 11 6 2 3 11 6 5 5 0 0 7 0 6 1 2 3 4 6 5 20
5 Enugu Rangers 11 6 2 3 11 7 6 5 1 0 8 1 5 1 1 3 3 6 4 20
6 Akwa United 11 5 3 3 12 8 6 4 2 0 8 2 5 1 1 3 4 6 4 18
7 Nasarawa United 11 5 2 4 11 11 5 3 1 1 7 5 6 2 1 3 4 6 0 17
8 Lobi Stars 11 4 4 3 10 8 6 4 2 0 7 1 5 0 2 3 3 7 2 16
9 Jigawa Golden Stars 11 5 1 5 9 10 6 4 1 1 5 2 5 1 0 4 4 8 -1 16
10 Sunshine Stars 11 4 3 4 12 13 6 3 2 1 9 6 5 1 1 3 3 7 -1 15
11 Heartland 11 4 2 5 15 17 5 3 1 1 8 4 6 1 1 4 7 13 -2 14
12 Akwa Starlets 10 4 2 4 10 13 5 3 1 1 8 5 5 1 1 3 2 8 -3 14
13 Wikki Tourist 10 3 4 3 7 5 5 3 2 0 5 0 5 0 2 3 2 5 2 13
14 MFM 11 3 4 4 8 9 6 3 2 1 7 4 5 0 2 3 1 5 -1 13
15 Katsina United 11 4 1 6 8 16 5 4 1 0 8 3 6 0 0 6 0 13 -8 13
16 Abia Warriors 11 3 3 5 13 12 6 3 1 2 10 6 5 0 2 3 3 6 1 12
17 Ifeanyi Uba 11 3 3 5 9 9 6 3 1 2 6 3 5 0 2 3 3 6 0 12
18 Plateau United 10 3 2 5 8 7 4 3 0 1 7 2 6 0 2 4 1 5 1 11
19 Warri Wolves 10 3 0 7 8 15 4 3 0 1 6 2 6 0 0 6 2 13 -7 9
20 Adamawa United 11 0 3 8 3 15 5 0 3 2 3 5 6 0 0 6 0 10 -12 3

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The Nigerian Professional Fotball League (NPFL) is the highest level of football in Nigeria. It has earlier been known as the Nigerian Premier League, Nigerian Premiership, Nigerian Professional League and other names. It currently holds two divisions each with twelve teams. The top three teams in each division qualify for a championship playoff.