The round three matches of the NWPL will kick off on wednesday afternoon across various centres in Nigeria.
Nigeria Women Premier League expert, Olayinka Olawole is back with his weekly Nigeria Women Premier League predictions. The week two encounter had some surprising results with Bayelsa Queens travelling down to Lafia defeating Nasarawa Amazons, Edo Queens put their 100% record from two games on line when they travel to Gombe to play against Adamawa Queens.
Sunshine Queens will want another win in Yenagoa after that victory against Kaduna Queens in Kaduna.
Inform Delta Queens will welcome FC Robo to the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Thursday afternoon, while Dream Stars Ladies will be hoping to record their first home win when they play against Eucharia Uche’s Heartland Queens at the Agege Township Stadium.
Here are the predictions for the week encounter of the Nigeria Women Premier League.
CONFLUENCE QUEENS VS ABIA ANGELS ( Lokoja Township Stadium)
This is a big opportunity for Whyte Ogbonda to strengthen his chances for a super four slot. A win means that his team will remain at the top. Abia Angels are a good side but do struggle away from home and they will be going to Lokoja with a positive mind as they have a good record against Confluence Queens.
Grace Marcus haven’t scored since her brace on match day one and will be looking forward to adding to her goal tally. No question about this, I am going for a Confluence Queens win.
PREDICTION: Confluence Queens 2 Abia Angels 1
ADAMAWA QUEENS VS EDO QUEENS (Atiku Abubakar Stadium, Furfure)
Adamawa Queens will now play their home games at the Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe after the ugly incident in their last home game against Dream Stars Ladies. The Jacob Vandi girls with quickly try to adapt to their new home ground and facing a tough opponent like Edo Queens could even make things more difficult for them.
The Obaseki Ladies have been on a run of two straight wins and have impressed under Godwin Izilien. Am predicting a stalemate in this encounter.
PREDICTION: Adamawa Queens 0 Edo Queens 0
INVINCIBLE ANGELS VS IBOM ANGELS (Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi)
When Ibom Angels saw the fixture of the league they must have thought they would have a nice, easy game coming up here.
Invincible Angels lost narrowly to Abia Angels in Ntigha and drew against Confluence Queens in Gboko.
The Gboko Ladies haven’t won yet and would want to do it in style at their new home ground, the Aper Aku Stadium. Koku Damilola, Emem Essien are on fire and will be rearing to go for a victory. The orange ladies should watch it here, but am going for a draw again.
PREDICTION: INVINCIBLE ANGELS 1 IBOM ANGELS 1
DELTA QUEENS Vs FC ROBO (Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba)
A win for Delta Queens will see them remain ontop of Group A. FC Robo could be a very resilient side and they have shown that quality in their last two games.
Delta Queens have the likes of Maryann Ezeanagu and Brume Ikhekua to deliver for them and will have one eye on the Rivers Angels game to see if the results will favour them. I think FC Robo will score, but also think it will be another win for Delta Queens.
PREDICTION: Delta Queens 2 FC Robo 1
RIVERS ANGELS Vs OSUN BABES (Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt)
Osun Babes will be disappointed with how their season is going.They played well against Delta Queens and drew 0-0, lost to FC Robo Queens after holding them for more than 90minutes.
They’ll be looking at this game to pick a point or three, but I think its going to be extremely difficult.
Rivers Angels have lost their last two games in all competition and have scored just once in their last three, while Osun Babes haven’t scored a goal in their last three but wont want to end the first round of games without scoring. Rivers Angels have everything going for them at home band wont want to underrate the Omoluabi Queens. I am predicting a win for the jewels of Rivers.
PREDICTION: Rivers Angels 2 Osun Babes 1
DREAM STARS LADIES VS HEARTLAND QUEENS ( Agege Township Stadium)
Dream Stars Ladies host Heartland Queens on wednesday afternoon at the soccer temple. The pride of Lagos haven’t won a game this season and would be looking forward to a victory at their home.
Eucharia Uche who did well with C.O.D Ladies during her time with the Lagos based club will be hoping for a positive result when she visits Lagos with Heartland Queens.
This looks difficult to predict, but it could end in draw, which isn’t going to favour both clubs.
PREDICTION: Dream Stars Ladies 1 Heartland Queens 1.
BAYELSA QUEENS Vs SUNSHINE QUEENS (Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa).
This is going to be an unbelievably entertaining football match. You look at some of the big games between big teams over the years and they are not always as interesting as you would think. Both sides won in Lafia and Kaduna respectively and would desperately want to pick points in Yenagoa. This is the biggest game of week three and I really think we will get a lot of goals, but of course the Restoration Girls are always very strong at their home ground so I am going for a slim win for them.
PREDICTION: Bayelsa Queens 3 Sunshine Queens 2.
NASARAWA AMAZONS VS KADUNA QUEENS (Lafia City Stadium)
I didn’t expect Nasarawa Amazons to lose last week to Bayelsa Queens, but their concentration level and the fatique from the AITEO Cup final set in against them. Kaduna Queens lost at home last week and would be looking at doing something spectacular in Lafia.
The solid babes knows victory against Kaduna Queens will spur them for more when the second round of games resumes. Nasarawa Amazons should win this with ease.
PREDICTION: Nasarawa Amazons 3 Kaduna Queens 0