All you need to know about the Heartland - Akwa Starlets game:

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Competition: Nigeria Npfl
Competition: Wed 24.February
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Dan Anyiam Stadium (10000 seats)

There's been ups and downs for these two teams so far this season, occupying positions near the middle of the Npfl table so far. Here's the Heartland - Akwa Starlets latest:

Insights:
  • Heartland has the most scored goals (15) in Npfl
  • Akwa Starlets has the most matches over the total-line (4) in Npfl

Heartland have less rest than Akwa Starlets in this fixture, as the hosts were involved in a Npfl game only three days ago. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at Sunshine Stars.

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Heartland form and stats

When playing at home in the Npfl, Heartland, who have the most scored goals (15) in Npfl, have managed 3 wins, 1 draw and suffered 1 defeat from 5 games.

An away draw last time out for Heartland, facing Sunshine Stars in a game that ended 1-1. Ahead of that match, Heartland won a home game hosting Lobi Stars (2-0).

There will be little rest for Heartland after this match as they are travelling to Enugu Rangers for a Npfl game in only four days.

A decent goal production from Heartland in their home games so far, with 8 goals from 5 league matches. Heartland have only conceded 4 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Akwa Starlets form and stats

Playing away, Akwa Starlets have won 1 game, drawn 1 and suffered 3 defeats in the Npfl this season. The pressure to perform on the road is increasing on the Starlets manager, as the last three away games were defeats.

Two away games in a row for Akwa Starlets, who will hope to get a better result in this one after losing 0-3 versus Kwara United in the Npfl. Prior to that match, a home win 2-1 against Abia Warriors.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Kano Pillars in just four days.

There's been a serious shortage of goals from Starlets's away games in the league this season with only 2 goals from 5 matches. Akwa Starlets struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 8 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last two meetings: zero - one - one (Heartland wins - draws - Akwa Starlets wins). As for goals, zero matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two had two or less.

Heartland missing players

Akwa Starlets missing players

Heartland Akwa Starlets
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
11 5 2 Played P 1 5 10
4 3 1 Won W 0 1 4
2 1 0 Drew D 0 1 2
5 1 1 Lost L 1 3 4
15 8 3 Scored S 1 2 10
17 4 2 Conceded C 2 8 13
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 80% 90%
100% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 60% 80%
64% 40% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 60% 60%
18% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
9% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
73% 60% 50% BTTS BTTS 100% 20% 50%
18% 40% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 40% 30%
9% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 60% 30%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.8 1 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.8 1.2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
7.1 8.8 9 Shots (avg) S ( 4 3.5 7.6
2.9 3.8 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 1.8 3.1
42% 40% 38% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 14% 25%
Key stats in Npfl this season:
  • Akwa Starlets has the fewest matches under the total-line (0) in Npfl
  • Akwa Starlets has the most matches over the total-line (4) in Npfl
  • Akwa Starlets have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • All of Heartland's matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Heartland has the most conceded goals (17) in Npfl
  • Heartland has the most conceded goals in the second half (12) in Npfl
  • Heartland has the most dropped points from leading position (10) in Npfl
  • Heartland has the most scored goals (15) in Npfl
  • Heartland have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Akwa Starlets have scored away.
  • Heartland have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Heartland haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  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.