Bendel Insurance will welcome Abia Warriors to Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, for Match Day 15 of the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), aiming for maximum points.
Bendel Insurance is unbeaten in their last five league matches, with three wins and two defeats. Inconsistency places them in the 7th position with 20 points.
A lone-goal away loss to less-favored Katsina United FC at Umaru Dikko Stadium in Katsina was an undesired result, as they could have settled for a draw.
The loss pushed the Monday Odigie-tutored side down to the seventh place on the league table, with hopes of a continental ticket fading away.
Abia Warriors FC, currently in 8th place with six wins and six losses, seeks stability and good points in away matches, an area where they have struggled this season, managing only two draws.
Abia Warriors are winless in their last five away matches, with four defeats and one draw. Despite this, they won two and drew two of their last five league matches, placing them in the 8th position with 20 points.
Historically, Bendel Insurance FC and Abia Warriors have not faced each other, making this upcoming match their first meeting. This lack of previous encounters adds an element of unpredictability to the fixture, as both teams will be looking to make a statement in their first matchup.
Bendel Insurance to win.