Kano Pillars vs Sunshine Stars: Soccer betting preview

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

Kano Pillars have performed better than Sunshine Stars so far this season, but every game starts at 0-0. Here's all you need to know about the upcoming game:

Insights:
  • Kano Pillars have won all their matches at home so far.
  • Sunshine Stars have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.

It's no vacation for neither Pillars nor Sunshine Stars as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

Sunshine Stars have a very long trip to this away game, as there's more than 800 kilometers in distance to cover. This could prove a challenge, at least for the supporters.

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Kano Pillars form and stats

Overall Npfl stats at home this season for Kano Pillars are 5-0-0 (wins-draw-losses).

Pillars lost their last game at Lobi Stars (placed 8th) after a 0-1 scoreline. Before that game, the 1-0 home victory against MFM.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Kano Pillars as they are travelling to their away game against Akwa Starlets in the Npfl. That match is four days after this one.

Pillars has scored 7 league goals at home this season, in 5 matches. Kano Pillars have showed great defending skills in these home games, allowing the opposition to score only 0 goals.

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Sunshine Stars form and stats

1-1-3 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Sunshine Stars in their Npfl matches away.

Sunshine Stars's last game was the home draw against Heartland (1-1). A 0-0 draw at Wikki Tourist's stadium before that.

A new game in only four days for Sunshine Stars, the Npfl home match versus Adamawa United. Busy days.

The attacking power of Sunshine when travelling is not overwhelming with 3 goals scored from 5 league matches away. Sunshine have conceded 7 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Kano Pillars four wins, three draws and Sunshine Stars three victories. As for goals, seven matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three games had two or less.

Kano Pillars missing players

Sunshine Stars missing players

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Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
11 5 1 Played P 0 5 11
6 5 1 Won W 0 1 4
2 0 0 Drew D 0 1 3
3 0 0 Lost L 0 3 4
11 7 2 Scored S 0 3 12
6 0 0 Conceded C 0 7 13
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 80% 91%
45% 40% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 40% 55%
9% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 40% 45%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 20% 27%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 20% 9%
27% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 40% 55%
55% 100% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 20% 27%
18% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 60% 27%
 
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 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 2.5 2.2
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
7.4 7.8 0 Shots (avg) S ( 0 7.2 7.8
2.4 2 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 3.2 3.6
42% 75% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 23% 34%
Key stats in Npfl this season:
  • Kano Pillars have not yet conceded a single goal in all their home games.
  • Kano Pillars have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Kano Pillars have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Sunshine Stars have scored away.
  • Kano Pillars have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Kano Pillars have won all their matches at home so far.
  • Kano Pillars haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Sunshine Stars have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.

  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.