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Competition: Nigeria Npfl
Competition: Sun 16.January
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Sani Abacha Stadium (25000 seats)

Kano Pillars battle against Niger Tornadoes for recognition and triumph.

Insights:
  • Kano Pillars is in the worst form (1-0-2)
  • Niger Tornadoes have the fewest scored goals in the second half (0) in Npfl

Niger Tornadoes play their home games on grass, while this game will be played on artifical turf. Relevant statistics for Niger Tornadoes when featuring on artifical turf are 0 wins, 3 draws and 18 defeats from 21 matches. They have managed to score 12 goals and conceded 41 times on these occasions.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Kano Pillars form and stats

OK but not perfect. That could be the conclusion for Kano Pillars's two home games in the Npfl so far this season, having collected 4 points here at Sani Abacha Stadium.

The fans are hoping that Kano Pillars will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 0-3 away loss in the Npfl game against Sunshine Stars (placed 14th).

Before that game, the 2-0 home victory against Enyimba.

The manager will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Kwara United in only three days.

Kano Pillars has scored 2 goals so far and conceded 0 goals from 2 home games. These are numbers from the league only.

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Niger Tornadoes form and stats

It's not happening yet for Niger Tornadoes on their Npfl travels, with zero points from their first 2 away games. Maybe today will be different? The loyal fans travelling with their beloved Tornadoes have enjoyed the stadium food more than the matches as the visitors have gone 16 consecutive matches without winning on the road. The last time three points were secured away was the Ifeanyi Uba game.

Niger Tornadoes are looking to quickly end their 236 minutes long goal drought in the Npfl.

Niger Tornadoes delivered a 0-0 draw playing at home against Rivers United (placed 2nd) in their previous match; a Npfl game.

It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Enugu Rangers wasn't a success with a 0-4 loss.

After this away game Niger Tornadoes return home for a Npfl game against Shooting Stars. That game is only three sleeps after this.

As for goals scored and conceded in the league games away so far, Niger Tornadoes has managed 0 goals and let in 5 from 2 matches.

Head 2 Head

Kano Pillars-Niger Tornadoes H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Pillars three wins, Niger Tornadoes two wins, five draws. one of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Kano Pillars missing players

Niger Tornadoes missing players

Kano Pillars Niger Tornadoes
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
5 2 0 Played P 0 2 5
1 1 0 Won W 0 0 1
1 1 0 Drew D 0 0 2
3 0 0 Lost L 0 2 2
2 2 0 Scored S 0 0 2
7 0 0 Conceded C 0 5 6
80% 50% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 80%
60% 50% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 50% 40%
40% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 50% 20%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 50% 20%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 20%
40% 100% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 40%
80% 50% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 100% 60%
 
2 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 2 2
8 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 4 4
1 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 3 3
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
6.5 0 0 Shots (avg) S ( 0 7 7
1.5 0 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 3 3
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
 
10.5 0 0 Shots against (avg) S A 0 11 11
4.5 0 0 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 0 7 7
Key stats in Npfl this season:
  • Kano Pillars have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won.
  • Kano Pillars have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Kano Pillars have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Kano Pillars have won significantly less corners at home than away.
  • Kano Pillars is in the worst form (1-0-2)
  • Niger Tornadoes have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Niger Tornadoes have failed to score a single goal away.
  • Niger Tornadoes have lost all their away matches so far.
  • Niger Tornadoes have the fewest scored goals in the second half (0) in Npfl
Kano Pillars Last season Niger Tornadoes
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
38 19   Played P   11 22
19 17   Won W   0 4
7 2   Drew D   3 9
12 0   Lost L   8 9
38 26   Scored S   6 14
29 3   Conceded C   17 21
95% 95%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   82% 73%
50% 42%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   55% 41%
21% 16%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   36% 23%
5% 0%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   27% 18%
5% 0%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   9% 5%
32% 16%   BTTS BTTS   36% 27%
47% 84%   Clean Sheets C S   18% 45%
26% 5%   Failed to Score F T   64% 55%
 
4.5 4.9   Corners for (avg) C F   2.3 3.8
4.8 2.5   Corners against (avg) C A   6.3 4.8
1.7 1.5   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.8 1.8
4 0   Red cards R C   0 0
 
7.9 9.2   Shots (avg) S (   5.2 5.6
2.7 3.1   Shots on Target (avg) S O   1.8 2.4
37% 48%   Goal Efficiency G E   27% 17%
 
7.5 5.2   Shots against (avg) S A   11.3 7
2.4 1.5   Shots on Target against (avg) S O   3.8 2.3

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

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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.