Can Warri Wolves beat Rivers United?

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Competition: Nigeria Npfl
Competition: Wed 24.February
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)

The visiting Rivers United side should be favourites in this visit to Warri Wolves, as the away team holds a 12 point advantage from their ten league games this season.

Insights:
  • Warri Wolves have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Rivers United has the the best goal difference (+8) in Npfl

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Wolves and Rivers United.

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Warri Wolves form and stats

The story so far in the Npfl for Warri Wolves at their home stadium is 3 wins, 0 draws and 1 defeat.

Warri Wolves faced defeat in their previous match, away at Abia Warriors (1-4). Prior to that was the away defeat visiting Enugu Rangers (0-1).

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

The Wolves fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 6 goals in 4 league matches. As for guarding their own goal, Warri Wolves have only let in 2 goals at home.

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Rivers United form and stats

The visitors, who have the the best goal difference (+8) in Npfl, are W1-D0-L3 on the road this term. That's in the Npfl. Three might be a magic number, but there's been little wizardry in Rivers United's last three away games as they have all been lost.

Prior to that match, the Rivers United manager S. Eguma faced defeat when travelling to Enyimba and losing 0-1.

The schedule is very tough for Rivers now as they have to travel again shortly after this match. A Npfl game at Akwa United is waiting in only four days.

Goals are few and far between in Rivers's away league games. Only 2 goals from 4 travels. As opposed to that, Rivers have seen the ball go into their own net 4 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

Numbers for the last six meetings between these two teams are: one win for Wolves, one draw and four wins for Rivers United. Over 2,5 goals: two times; under 2,5 goals: four games.

Warri Wolves missing players

Rivers United missing players

Warri Wolves Rivers United
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
10 4 0 Played P 2 4 9
3 3 0 Won W 1 1 6
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
7 1 0 Lost L 1 3 3
8 6 0 Scored S 2 2 12
15 2 0 Conceded C 2 4 5
100% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
60% 50% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 25% 44%
50% 50% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 25% 33%
10% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 11%
10% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
30% 25% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 25% 22%
30% 75% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 25% 56%
40% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 50% 22%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.2 1 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.5 1 1.9
0 0 0 Red cards R C 1 1 2
 
8.5 7.7 0 Shots (avg) S ( 10.5 8.3 9
2.1 1.7 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.5 2.3 3.1
24% 40% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 40% 29% 48%
Key stats in Npfl this season:
  • Rivers United has the fewest conceded goals (4) away in Npfl
  • Rivers United has the the best goal difference (+8) in Npfl
  • Rivers United have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Rivers United haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Warri Wolves have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Warri Wolves have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Rivers United have scored away.
  • Warri Wolves have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Warri Wolves 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.