Second-on-the-table Akwa Utd will travel to the New Jos Stadium to take on fifth-placed Plateau Utd in an NPFL clash on Sunday at 15:00 GMT.
Plateau Utd have been on a poor run of form; they are winless in their last three NPFL matches. They have won once and drawn once in their last five outings in the league, losing the other three. They have picked 4 points out of the available 15. They will be looking to bounce back when they host Akwa on Sunday.
Akwa are the main challengers of Bendel in Group A. They are second on the table with 23 points, four behind the leaders. They will be looking to step up their form in the run-in to catch the unbeaten Bendel. Although they are unbeaten in their last five, Akwa have won just twice in this run.
The Akwa and Plateau camps have not reported notable absentees ahead of their clash on Sunday. This will come as good news for the managers plotting a winning path for their respective teams.
Plateau Utd have the home advantage, whereas Akwa United have the superior form. Akwa will prevail as the winners and take the three points they need to apply pressure on leaders Bendel.
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