The Olukoya boys lead the pack on 27 points, with a game in hand.
Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu says his side should be regarded as title favourites but admits his boys remain cautious.
Gombe united sit 13 places below the leader. But Ilechukwu expects a tough clash.
Elsewhere, Rivers united hope to get their season back on track when they face Enyimba in Calabar.
Deposed leaders, Plateau United tackle ABS FC.
Struggling champions, Enugu rangers travel to Katsina united. Remo stars face Wikki Tourists and Akwa united host FC IfeanyiUbah.