Plateau United vs Jigawa Golden Stars match preview

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Competition: Nigeria Npfl
Competition: Wed 24.February
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Jos International Stadium (15000 seats)

Season ticket holders at Jos International Stadium haven’t seen too many victories this season, with Plateau United languishing in the 18th position so far. The guesting Jigawa Golden Stars will be hopeful to defend their higher league position in this one.

Insights:
  • Plateau United have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Jigawa Golden Stars 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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Plateau United form and stats

3 victories, 0 draws and 1 defeat. That’s what Plateau United have to build on here at Jos International Stadium in the Npfl. With three straight defeats the pressure is piling up on Plateau to get some points in this home game. It’s been three wins in a row for Plateau here at Jos International Stadium, hoping to make this one the fourth consecutive victory.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Plateau United as they are travelling to their away game against Ifeanyi Uba in the Npfl. That match is four days after this one.

A decent goal production from Plateau in their home games so far, with 7 goals from 4 league matches. Defensively Plateau have been outstanding, conceding less than half a goal on average per home game in the league (2 in 4 games). For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Jigawa Golden Stars form and stats

Playing away, Jigawa Golden Stars have won 1 game, drawn 0 and suffered 4 defeats in the Npfl this season. Three might be a magic number, but there's been little wizardry in Jigawa's last three away games as they have all been lost.

After this away game Jigawa Golden Stars return home for a Npfl game against Enyimba. That game is only four sleeps after this.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Jigawa Golden Stars as they have only managed to score 4 times from 5 away games in the league. Jigawa Golden Stars have conceded 8 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

Head-to-head totals (for the last two meetings): Plateau won two games, zero matches ended with a draw and Jigawa Golden Stars has zero wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: one / one

Plateau United missing players

Jigawa Golden Stars missing players

Plateau United Jigawa Golden Stars
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
10 4 2 Played P 2 5 11
3 3 2 Won W 1 1 5
2 0 0 Drew D 0 0 1
5 1 0 Lost L 1 4 5
8 7 4 Scored S 3 4 9
7 2 0 Conceded C 2 8 10
80% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 91%
40% 75% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 80% 45%
30% 50% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 40% 27%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 20% 9%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
10% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 40% 27%
50% 75% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 36%
60% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 60% 45%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.2 2 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.4 1.2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
8.4 18.5 17 Shots (avg) S ( 4 3.8 4.9
2.5 6 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 1.4 1.8
35% 50% 60% Goal Efficiency G E 75% 57% 50%
Key stats in Npfl this season:
  • Jigawa Golden Stars have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Jigawa Golden Stars have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Jigawa Golden Stars haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Plateau United have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Plateau United have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Plateau United haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  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.