Rivers United will secure first position in the Nigeria Professional Football League table with a win over Adamawa United on Sunday afternoon.
The Pride of Rivers are currently two points behind Nasarawa United, and will need all three points to overtake table toppers Nasarawa United.
Technical adviser Stanley Eguma is likely to make changes to the side that lost to Kano Pillars 0-1 on Wednesday.
Adamawa United coach Justin Madugu may have been impressed by the performance of his players in their 1-2 lose to Enyimba on Matchday 6.
That result has left the Yola based side at the bottom of the log with two points from six matches and without a win this season, but Madugu would be delighted with a point at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium.
GENERAL MATCH INFO
Date: Sunday, 31st January 2021
Rivers United: L W W L W
Adamawa United: L L D L L
RIVERS UNITED LAST 5 GAMES
27 Jan 2021: Kano Pillars 1-0 Rivers United (HT: 1-0)
23 Jan 2021: Rivers United 3-0 Bloemfontein Celtic (HT: 2-0)
17 Jan 2021: Rivers United 3-1 Heartland (HT: 1-0)
13 Jan 2021: Wikki Tourist 1-0 Rivers United (HT: 1-0)
10 Jan 2021: Rivers United 3-0 Kwara United (HT: 2-0)
ADAMAWA UNITED LAST 5 GAMES
25 Jan 2021: Adamawa United 1-2 Enyimba (HT: 0-2)
17 Jan 2021: Plateau United 3-0 Adamawa United (HT: 1-0)
13 Jan 2021: Adamawa United 0-0 Nasarawa United (HT: 0-0)
10 Jan 2021: Katsina United 2-0 Adamawa United (HT: 1-0)
3rd Jan 2021: Warri Wolves 1-0 Adamawa United (HT: 0-0)
RIVERS UNITED VS ADAMAWA UNITED (HEAD-2-HEAD)
29 Dec 2019: Adamawa United 0-2 Rivers United (NPFL)
WHAT THE COACH IS SAYING
” The league is still hotting up and every point is important. So those three points are very important and we have to work towards it to ensure that we win that game” – Stanley Eguma (T.A Rivers United)
Possible starting lineups
Rivers United: Abiodun Akande; Kingsley Patrick, Bamba Bakari, Lookman Binuyo, Festus Austin(C); Kunle Odunlani, Godwin Aguda, Joseph Onoja, Stephen Gopey, Cletus Emotan; Ishaq Kayode
Adamawa United: Victor Philemon, Mbai Aminu, Jibrin Abubakar, Abba Haruna, Etete Okon, Isa Garba, Sale Muhammed, Adam Yakubu, Suraju Hassan, Idris Abubakar, Emmanuel Ibekwe