For the second time in four days, two of the grand football establishments in Nigerian football, Rivers United FC and Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC), go toe to toe in a high stakes football match.
After battling themselves to a standstill in a Federation Cup round of 16 game at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna that lived up to the hype, both sides turn their attention to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) which has now entered match day 27.
The two sides have hugely contrasting ambitions in the league this season.
United are firmly in the title race but know they can ill afford any margin for error especially after watching title rivals, Enugu Rangers produce a sparkling display enroute a stunning 3-2 victory over Akwa United in Uyo on Saturday.
For 3SC, avoiding the drop to the Nigeria National League (NNL, the second tier of Nigerian football) at the end of the season will be viewed as monumental success.
Form guide (last five matches)
Rivers United (WLLWD)
Rivers United 4-1 MFM FC (H)
Rivers United 0-2 FCIU (A)
Rivers United 0-1 Nasarawa United (A)
Rivers United 1-0 Niger Tornadoes (H)
Rivers United 0-0 3SC (Neutral venue)
Shooting Stars (WDWWL)
Shooting Stars 1-0 Enyimba (H)
Shooting Stars 1-0 MFM FC (A)
Shooting Stars 2-2 FCIU
Shooting Stars 2-1 Nasarawa United
Shooting Stars 0-0 Rivers United (Neutral venue).