At the end of Matchday 17 of the 2021/22 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Rivers United top the table with 38 points recorded, 27 goals scored and eight conceded.
The Pride of Rivers have pulled the joint highest away wins – three – against Enyimba, Heartland and MFM. They share the honour with their hottest chasers Plateau United, who defeated Kano Pillars, Lobi Stars and Rangers. There is a point difference between both front runners.
Summary of NPFL STATS as at Matchday 17
Total Number of Matches Played: 170
Total Number of Matches Won: 128
Total Number of Matches Won at Home:109
Total Number of Away Wins: 19
Total Number of Draws: 42
Total Number of Goals Scored: 312
Average Goals/Match: 1.8
Total Number of Goals Scored at Home: 228
Total Number of Goals Scored Away: 84
Total Number of Own Goals: 5
Total Number of Penalties Awarded: 33
Total Number of Goals Scored by Penalties: 25
Total Number of Penalties not Scored: 8
Highest Goal Scorer: Rafiu Ishaq (Rivers United- 10 goals).
Total Number of Yellow Cards: 659
Total Number of Red Cards: 22
Top of the Table: Rivers United- 38 points
Best Attacking Team: Rivers United- 27 goals
Worst Defence: Heartland- 26 goals against.
Courtesy: LMC Media