Bayelsa United will return to Yenagoa on Sunday with the sole aim of regaining the confidence of their home fans.
Bayelsa United has lost at home twice this season against Remo Stars and Lobi Stars, but they will have to work harder to change the narrative when they host Abia Warriors on Sunday.
It should be another opportunity for Robert Mizo to increase his goal tally in his aspiration to become the highest goal scorer for the season.
Abia Warriors FC would like to use the game against Bayelsa United as an opportunity to claim good points to move up the ladder, having secured a narrow win against Rangers last weekend.
Bayelsa United has been unreliable this season, which puts them in a region of uncertainty for a win, while Abia Warriors may not likely get the job done in the 5,000 capacity Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa, but Erasmus Onuh's team can cause some problems.
Both sides haven't been hugely impressive recently, while the Restoration Boys have been vulnerable at home, conceding an average of 1.8 goals per game over their last 5 matches. In their last 9 away matches, Abia Warriors have conceded an average of 2.7 goals per game.
Bayelsa United has drawn 7 of their last 18 matches on their own soil, and they drew 1-1 with Katsina Utd last week. The price is just a touch too big, and that's why this verdict goes for the draw.
Head to head:
Since 2015, Bayelsa United FC and Abia Warriors have competed in 4 competitions, among which there were 2 winning matches for Bayelsa United FC, and 0 played in draw.
Bayelsa United FC 5:1 Abia Warriors (02.04.2023)
Abia Warriors 3:1 Bayelsa United FC (18.01.2023)
Bayelsa United FC 1:0 Abia Warriors (28.10.2015)
Abia Warriors 3:1 Bayelsa United FC (01.07.2015)
Dicey situation in Yenagoa.