Completesportsnigeria.com's ADEBOYE AMOSU sets the tone for Saturday's Nigeria Professional Football League showdown between title hopefuls Enugu Rangers and relegation-battling hosts Shooting Stars of Ibadan by asking the most important questions…
CAN 3SC EXTEND UNBEATEN HOME RUN?
Despite their struggles this term, Shooting Stars have one of the best home records in the Nigeria Professional Football League this season especially in the second half of the campaign.
Going into this traditional derby against title-chasing Enugu Rangers, the Oluyole Warlords are without defeat in their last eight games at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan.
Gbenga Ogunbote's men won six and drew two of the fixtures.
Their last defeat at the venue was the 2-1 loss to Warri Wolves in a matchday 16 fixture.
It remains to be seen if they will extend the run and boost their survival hopes or Rangers will halt the run and bolster their own title aspirations.
CAN RANGERS PICK FIRST WIN IN IBADAN IN FIVE YEARS?
Enugu Rangers have failed to register a win in Ibadan in their last five visits. They have drawn twice and lost three times in their last five games against 3SC at the Lekan Salami Stadium.
The last time they beat the Oluyole Warlords was in 2011.
They face a big fight from the hosts who are fighting really hard to escape the drop.
WILL SUNDAY ADETUNJI WREAK HAVOC AGAIN ?
Shooting Stars forward Sunday Adetunji is the only player to have scored a brace in four games in the Nigeria Professional Football League this season.
He netted a brace in his side's 4-0 rout of Kano Pillars in their last home fixture and all eyes will be on him once again to see if he will be able to replicate the feat.
HOW WILL 3SC DEFENDERS COPE AGAINST RANGERS' CANE?
Enugu Rangers dreaded quartet of Bobby Clement, Godwin Aguda, Obinna Nwobodo and Chisom Egbuchulam (CANE) have tormented opposing defenders this season and are one of the key reasons why the Flying Antelopes are on the verge of ending their 32 years wait for a first domestic title.
On their day, they are difficult to stop and it will be interesting to see how well the hosts' defence expected to be marshalled by Izu Joseph, Waheed Omololu, Promise Ebiaku and Seun Akinyemi cope with their threat.