Kwara United play Kano Pillars in Round 7 of this season’s Nigeria Professional Football League games.
The match is scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 20 January 2022. The match venue is Kwara Sports, Ilorin, Kwara State.
Let’s check out the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups. Betting tips and match predictions for the Kwara United vs Kano Pillars (January 20) are analyzed below.
Kwara United vs Kano Pillars (January 20) latest betting odds
Kwara United to win odds are situated at 1.45 (-220 American; 5/11 Fractional), the odds for a draw are situated at 3.80 (+280; 14/5), while Kano Pillars to win odds are situated at 7.90 (+690; 69/10).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Kwara United — 64%, draw — 24%, Kano Pillars — 12%.
Latest betting odds on Kwara United vs Kano Pillars (20 January 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.50 (+150; 3/2)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.45 (-220; 5/11)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.85 (+185; 37/20)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.40 (-250; 2/5)
Kwara United vs Kano Pillars (January 20) match preview and statistics
Kwara United are ninth in the league table with eight points and zero goal difference. They have two wins, two draws and two losses from six games this season. The Harmony Boys lost 0-3 to Rivers United in their last game.
Top stats: 42% possession, eight goal attempts, one shot on target, seven shots off target, three corners, four yellow cards. Nyima Nwangwa opened the scoring in the 32nd minute of the first half with a left footed shot from outside the box to the right bottom corner.
Rafiu Kayode Isahq doubled the lead from the penalty spot in the 51st minute of the second half with a left footed shot to the center of the goal. Chidiebude Duru sealed the win with the third goal in the 55th minute with a powerful strike from outside the box to the top left corner.
Kwara United team news: No player is injured or suspended for this match.
Kano Pillars are 11th in the league table with seven points and a -4 goal difference. They have two wins, a draw and three losses in the six matches played this season. The Sai Masu Gida got a 1-0 win over Niger Tornadoes in their last match after the 0-3 defeat to the Sunshine Stars in the Round 5 game.
Mark Daniel scored the match winner for the Pillars in the 49th minute of the second half and secured their three points. Tornadoes’ Sunday Akinmoladun got a second yellow in the 82nd minute of the game and was sent off.
Kano Pillars team news: no player is injured or suspended for this match.
Kwara United vs Kano Pillars H2H
This is going to be the 18th head-to-head match between both teams. In their previous 17 meetings, Kwara United have seven wins, Kano Pillars have eight wins with two draws. The Harmony Boys won 1-0 in the last meeting.
Kwara United vs Kano Pillars (January 20) key players and lineups
Kwara United projected starting lineup:
- Emmanuel Iwu
- Nosiru Afees
- Chizoba Amaefule
- Ayodeji Bamidele
- Samuel Chizom
- Alao Danbani
- Jide Fatokun
- Ejeh Isaiah
- Samad Kadiri
- Oriyomi Lawal
- Chinedu Uwanze
Samuel Chizom is the key player to watch out for. He has to wear his scoring boots ahead of this match. Samad Kadiri looks forward to scoring in this match. He is yet to net a goal this season and hopes it’ll end in this match.
Kano Pillars projected starting lineup:
- Joshua Enaholo
- Abdulsalam Saheed
- Мustapha Jibrin
- Yusif Maigoro
- Abdullahi Musa
- Alhaji Mustapha
- Sanusi Kabiru
- Tamaraebifha Ezekiel
- Fahad Usman
- Ali Rabiu
- Mark Daniel
Mark Daniel is the key player to watch out for. He scored the winning goal in their last match against Niger Tornadoes. That was his first goal of the season, Daniel wants to get on the scoresheet in this game again. Ali Rabiu is another player to watch out for. The midfielder has to have a good performance in this match to help the team get another win. Rabiu has one league goal this season.
Kwara United vs Kano Pillars (January 20) betting tips and prediction
Kwara United are winless in their last three games, with two draws and a loss. They lost 0-3 to Rivers United in their last match and want to get back a win in this match. The Harmony Boys are playing at home and have the home advantage.
Kano Pillars went around their defeat from the previous two games and got a win in their last match. They beat Niger Tornadoes one goal to nil in their last match. The Pillars are 11th in the league table, while Kwara are ninth in the table. One point separates the latter from the former.
Predictions are Kwara United win, and Under 2.5 goals. The Harmony Boys have the home advantage and defeated the Sai Masu Gida in their last meeting at home. For the under 2.5 goals prediction, both teams have not scored over 2.5 goals in their previous two meetings.
Also, take a look at the number of goals they’ve been averaging in their last five games. The highest number of goals the home team has scored in the last five games is one goal, while the away side’s highest number of goals scored in a game in the same period is two. In Kano Pillars last two games, only one goal has been scored.
Betting prediction: Kwara United to win
Odds: 1.45 (-220 American; 5/11 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Under 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.45 (-220 American; 5/11 Fractional)