SportyBet NPFL: Lobi Stars vs Akwa United Betting Preview

Last season, the Promise Keepers won in Uyo and lost the reverse fixture in Makurdi, but a new look Akwa United under coach Abdu Maikaba will be out to make a difference this time around.

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Akwa United are once again on the road in search of their first away win of the Nigeria Professional Football League season, as they face Lobi Stars in a matchday 16 encounter of the NPFL.

Last season, the Promise Keepers won in Uyo and lost the reverse fixture in Makurdi, but a new look Akwa United under coach Abdu Maikaba will be out to make a difference this time around.

 Lobi Stars and Akwa United are tied on 20 points respectively on the league table, even though Akwa United are ranked 9th with more goals, while Lobi Stars are ranked 11th.

 Akwa United have lost in four out of their five away matches played this year and conceded one goal in each of those four matches.

A correct score of 1-0 win for Lobi in this tie is available at (4.41) on SportyBet. In the final game of last weekend, Akwa United and Ifeanyi Ubah were forced to share the spoils after playing a 1-1 draw.

A strike from Alhassan Ibrahim who has scored six goals in fourteen matches rescued a point for Akwa United. The Promise keepers will now be without their top scorer Alhassan in this tie due to a minor injury he sustained in their last home game in Uyo.

Akwa United are focused on claiming maximum points and get their first away win against the Pride of Benue on Thursday, and a win for them away from home is priced high at odds of (7.09) with SportyBet.

A draw after normal regulation time comes at (3.72), with the same betting firm. Lobi Stars have conceded only one goal at home this season, the joint lowest with ABS FC and MFM FC in the NPFL this season.

A clean sheet for them in this tie is available at (1.65) on SportyBet. The home side lost their last match in the NPFL by a lone goal, away to Elkanemi Warriors.

 Lobi Stars must seek a return to winning ways after failing to win their last topflight encounter. A win for Lobi against Akwa United is available at odds of (1.45) on SportyBet.

For the head to head record, Lobi Stars are ahead with three wins, compared to Akwa United's two wins. In the last tie between these two teams in the NPFL last year, Akwa United defeated Lobi by 1-0 and Lobi Stars avenged their loss with a 1-0 win at the Aper Aku stadium.

It could be safe to go for under 1.5 goals, as we expect the match to be a tight affair. Under 1.5 goals is available on SportyBet at (2.62).

 Form Guide:

Last 5 matches: Akwa United: DLWWL

Lobi Stars: LDLWD  

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