KANO PILLARS VS SHARKS - Kano
The reigning champions will be hoping to make it nine matches without a defeat when they welcome the Blue Angels in a top-table clash at the Kano Pillars Stadium on Wednesday.
Kano Pillars left it late to snatch a 1-0 victory over Enyimba thanks to striker Gambo Mohammed to close-in on Sharks that lost their first game in their last eleven matches to FC Taraba.
Gbenga Ogunbote's side aim at stunning Okey Emordi’s men towards launching another unbeaten streak to preserve their leadership status.
Hosts Kano Pillars are currently 3rd on the log with 25 points from 16 matches while Sharks have 30 points from 17 matches.
NEMBE CITY VS NASARAWA UNITED – Omoku
Kala Ekulema's side would be desperate for another clinical home win when they welcome the Solid Miners at the Krisdera Township Stadium, Omoku.
Nembe failed to turn-up for their Week 18 game at Giwa FC on Saturday and will aim at their fourth home win against Nasarawa United.
The visitors have 27 points from 18 matches and are placed 2nd on the log while hosts Nembe City are at the base of the league table with 14 points from 16 matches.
EL-KANEMI WARRIORS VS KADUNA UNITED – Kano
The Borno Armies would hope for the maximum points against the Crocodiles at the Kano Pillars Stadium in Kano on Wednesday to improve their poor league run-in.
El-Kanemi Warriors come into this encounter with a 2-0 home win over Giwa FC, their only win in last their seven matches and will be hoping to better their pedigree before the mid-season.
Visitors Kaduna United seek for thier first away win of the season at fellow strugglers El-Kanemi Warriors to give their league survival a huge boost.
The hosts have 20 points from 17 matches and are placed 16th with visiting Kaduna United on 18 points from 17 games.
GIWA VS CROWN - Jos
The Jos Elephants would leverage on their increasing fear for insecurity in their northern city beginning to rip apart their opponent for the maximum points against the Ajilete boys if they turn-up at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos on Wednesday.
Giwa last Saturday worked over Nembe City after failing to turn-up for their game despite sending an official to attend the pre-match meeting would aim for victory against Crown FC.
Giwa FC are placed 11th with 24 points from 16 matches, while Crown FC are with 23 points from 17 games.
SUNSHINE STARS VS HEARTLAND – Akure
The Akure Gunners could improve their league status with another home victory against the Naze Millionaires at the Akure Township Stadium on Wednesday.
On Sunday, Sunshine Stars returned to winning ways with a hard fought 3-2 home win over El-Kanemi Warriors while Heartland secured their first away victory by stunning Bayelsa United in the seven-goal thriller at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.
With the maximum points, Coach Henry Abiodun’s side will have a relieve by finishing the first half of the season on a high, while visiting Heartland would have huge motivations enough to pull-off another result on the road and upset their host in Akure.
Sunshine Stars have 25 points from 17 points with Heartland placed 13thwith 23 points from the same number of matches.
DOLPHINS VS FC TARABA – Port Harcourt
Dolphins mauled Lobi Stars 3-1 thanks to Ifeanyi Egwin's hat-trick in the Garden City to step up Stanley Eguma's boys hopes of a top four chase.
Visiting FC Taraba that halted the league Sharks unbeaten run with a narrow 1-0 home win will also attempt to pull off an away win.
Hosts Dolphins are placed 10th on the table with 24 points from 17 matches while visiting FC Taraba are 9th with 25 points.
ABIA WARRIORS VS AKWA UNITED - Umuahia
The Ocendo Warriors are in desperate need of points to remain in the top ten and will go for an outright victory against the Promise Keepers at the Umuahia Township Stadium, Umuahia.
Ladan Bosso’s wards toppled Gombe United 2-1 could consolidate on their home advantage to upstage Akwa United, while visiting Patrick Udoh’s lads that secured a late 2-1 victory over Crown FC.
Abia Warriors are currently 12th with 24 points from 16 games.
ENUGU RANGERS VS LOBI STARS - Enugu
The Flying Antelopes will seek six points in a row with another home victory over the Markudi Bombers at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium in Enugu on Sunday.
Enugu Rangers earned a 1-0 home win over Kaduna United to jet out of the relegation zone and must win against Evans Ogenyi’ side to improve on their league rank.
THe hosts have 21 points from 17 matches and are placed 15th, while Lobi Stars have 25 points from same matches to occupy the 7th spot.
ENYIMBA VS GOMBE UNITED - Aba
The Peoples Elephants would fancy bouncing back to winning ways with all three points against the Savannah Scorpions at the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba on Wednesday.
On Sunday, Enyimba missed out on pulling off a point against Kano Pillars after striker Gambo Muhammed handed the title holders the maximum points.
Visiting Gombe United also lost 2-1 at Abia Warriors on Sunday will be required to put up a strong fight to rescue their crashing league campaign at Aba.
Enyimba are 4th on the NPL table with 25points from 17 matches, while visitors Gombe United are with 17 points from same number of matches.
WARRI WOLVES VS BAYELSA UNITED - Warri
Paul Aigbogun’s lads can make it two home wins on a bounce with victory over the Restoration boys at the Warri Township Stadium on Wednesday.
Warri Wolves would seek to extend their unbeaten run to three since their draw at Gombe United and 1-0 home triumph over Nasarawa United on Sunday.
Bayelsa United slumped in the seven-goal thriller in Benin and will hope to redeem their fast fading campaign.
Visitors Bayelsa United are 17th with 20 points from 15 games, while hosts Warri Wolves have 25 pointsfrom 17 games.