Rivers United will continue their quest for a first Nigeria Professional Football League title when they entertain Remo Stars in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Stanley Eguma’s men lost 2-0 to Heartland last weekend, their fourth defeat of the campaign.
The Port Harcourt Dwellers also saw their lead at the top of the log reduced to four points.
Anything short of a win against Remo Stars could derail their title chances.
Remo Stars, who currently occupy third position on the table, must also avoid defeat in the game to boost their chances of securing a continental ticket.
Second-placed Plateau United face a tricky away fixture at Abia Warriors
The Jos club have lost their last three games on the road.
In the South West derby, Shooting Stars will welcome bottom club, MFM to the Lekan Salami Stadium Adamasingba, Ibadan.
MFM have little hopes of escaping the drop this season and need a win to keep their survival aspiration alive.
Former champions, Rangers, who are among the clubs challenging for third spot, will keep a date with Dakkada at their adopted home ground, Akwa Township Stadium.
At the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, erstwhile Enyimba coach, Usman Abdallah will look to get a victory over his former employee when relegation battlers Katsina United host the Peoples Elephant.
Holders Akwa United, who have endured a disappointing campaign, will tackle Niger Tornadoes at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
NPFL: Rivers United, Plateau United continue title chase