Ifeanyi Ubah vs El Kanemi Warriors – Anambra Warriors set to win top of the table clash

Hosts tipped to edge battle of Group B leaders in Nnewi
Ifeanyi Ubah vs El Kanemi Warriors
Ifeanyi Ubah are backed to win at home against El Kanemi Warriors in Nigerian PFL (Getty Images)

Ifeanyi Ubah vs El Kanemi Warriors Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Ifeanyi Ubah are expected to have the edge when they host El Kanemi Warriors in a Nigerian PFL Group B clash at the FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium. The Nnewi outfit have been fantastic at home this season and with the impressive Chijioke Alaekwe leading the line are predicted to win to nil.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah Form & Team News


Ifeanyi Ubah have made a fine start to their campaign in the NPFL this season as they are currently top of Group B with 15 points. They have suffered just one defeat and are particularly solid at home having won three of their last four matches in Nnewi.

The Anambra Warriors are coming off a 1-1 draw away at Oriental rivals Heartland in their previous NPFL outing on Sunday. Uche Okagbue's team were made to come from behind with Chijioke Alaekwe's second half effort ensuring they earned a share of the spoils.

Alaekwe has been one of the standout players for Ifeanyi Ubah this season and is expected to start on Wednesday following his goal against Heartland. The likes of Chidi Madu and Christian Nnaji have all impressed this term and are also set to feature.

El Kanemi Warriors FC Form & Team News


El Kanemi are level on 15 points with leaders Ifeanyi Ubah as they have claimed five wins from eight matches this season. However, they have been poor on their travels having lost their last three away matches.

The Maiduguri based team earned a hard fought 1-0 victory at home against Abia Warriors in their last outing in the NPFL. Mohammed Babaganaru's team left it late as Sunday Anthony's strike 12 minutes from time sealed the win.

Anthony is expected to start on Wednesday following his goal against Abia Warriors. Bello Koformata and Chinedu Ohanachom are also set to feature for an El Kanemi team that has failed to score in six of their last eight away matches.

Ifeanyi Ubah vs El Kanemi Warriors Head-to-Head


Ifeanyi Ubah have a 5-3 advantage with just one draw from nine previous matches against El Kanemi Warriors. The most recent meeting between both teams was a 1-0 victory for the Warriors in March 2018.

Ifeanyi Ubah vs El Kanemi Warriors Match Up


Ifeanyi Ubah have impressed this season, particularly at home where they have claimed three wins in their last four matches in Nnewi. With the likes of Alaekwe, Madu and Nnaji, they should have too much quality for the visitors.

The hosts also keep things tight at the back in Nnewi having kept clean sheets in three of their last four matches. They should easily shut out the El Kanemi forward line that often struggles away from home.

Ifeanyi Ubah vs El Kanemi Warriors Key Statistics


  • Ifeanyi Ubah have won 3 of their last 4 home matches (NPFL).
  • Ifeanyi Ubah have won their last 4 matches against El Kanemi Warriors (NPFL).
  • Ifeanyi Ubah have kept clean sheets in 3 of their last 4 home matches (NPFL).
  • El Kanemi Warriors have lost 7 of their last 8 away matches (NPFL).
  • El Kanemi Warriors have failed to score in 6 of their last 9 away matches (NPFL).

Verdict


Ifeanyi Ubah often do their best work at home having won three of their last four matches in Nnewi and keeping three clean sheets in that run. The hosts should be too strong here and are tipped to win and keep a clean sheet.

Best Bet: Ifeanyi Ubah Win to Nil @ 2.10 at bet365 – 3 Units
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Tolu Shotade 12 February 2019

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