Adamawa United welcome Nasarawa United to Pantami Stadium on Wednesday afternoon looking to bounce back from suffering two successive defeats in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
The Yola based side play the game having already suffered 1-0 defeat to Warri Wolves and 2-0 loss at Katsina United.
Adamawa will attempt to move away form a counter-attacking style this season, instead placing more emphasis on being proactive with their play.
The squad are currently struggling to adapt to the switch in approach, netting just once and conceding four times during their last three matches.
The manner of their 2-0 defeat at Katsina United felt like an important moment for Adamawa United, who must now find a way to respond positively.
With Plateau United, Rivers United, Enyimba and Akwa United to come in succession, the fixture list is there for Adamawa United to get back on track.
That said, with tougher games theoretically to come later in the seasom, the stakes are naturally higher as they bid to move up the standings this midweek.
Nasarawa United are second on the log with seven points with two wins and one draw. They have recorded victories over Wikki Tourists and Heartland. The team drew 1-1 at home to Kano Pillars on Sunday.
The Solid Miners will want to pick maximum points in Gombe, which they are capable of doing it.
Adamawa United Nigeria Professional Football League form: DLL
Nasarawa United Nigeria Professional Football League form: WWD
Head to Head
18/12/2019 Adamawa United 2-1 Nasarawa United
Aboubakar Idris’ brace for the homers was enough to prove an edge and compounded the woes of the Solid Miners.
The Nasarawa United starting XI that beat Heartland forms part of the 18-man squad for the trip to Gombe.
This means coach Bala Nikyu might axe Victor Okoro from the starting eleven and restore Katoh Haggai.
Isah James will hope to feature against Nasarawa United with Victor Philemon expected to be in goal.
Adamawa United possible starting lineup: Victor Philemon, Mbai Aminu, Etete Okon, Emmanuel Ogbugu, Lukman Surajo, Abubakar Jibrin, Idris Abubakar, Adams Yakubu, Isah James, Isah Garba, Sadiq Lawal
Nasarawa United possible starting lineup: Danlami Umar, Abubakar Abdullahi, Reuben Nicodemus, Abdulrazak Sadiq, Uzochukwu Austin Chigozie, Franklin Tebo, Aliyu Abdullahi Adam, Haggai Katoh, Chinedu Ohanachom, Silas Nwankwo, Ikenna Offor
We say: Adamawa United 1-2 Nasarawa United
Despite playing a draw in their last match Nasarawa United are favoured here, they are squaring off against opponents who generally perform below their best when having to dictate play.
We fancy Nasarawa United to secure a hard-fought win on Wednesday.