The Kenyan Premier League resumes after a week-long break where GOtv Shield matches were played.
League leaders Tusker FC will open the round 25 proceedings when they battle Muhoroni Youth at the Afraha Stadium today, Friday (23) at 2pm, a venue that neither teams can call home but which is fairly convenient for both sides.
The Brewers will be gunning for nothing short of victory if they are to keep their advantage at the top with second-placed Gor Mahia who cut the deficit to just two points with their 1-0 defeat of Ulinzi Stars last week Wednesday.
We can do it
Victory for Tusker will see them open the gap to five points and put pressure on Gor Mahia once again with the defending champions playing Sofapaka on Sunday. Captain James Situma this week insisted that his team has the ‘focus and character’ to fend off the challenge of Gor Mahia and go all their way so it will be interesting to see if they can walk the talk against an unpredictable Muho.
Muhoroni have been hogging the headlines for wrong reasons lately due to the off-field matters involving some of the players and club Chairman Moses Adagala. The controversy must have had a hand in their ratchet form lately where they have won only one of their last 6 matches.
They may be off the pace as far as challenging for the title is concerned but Muho will be gunning to finish within the Top 8 for the second season running. However, getting one over Tusker has always been a herculean task with their 3-2 win the corresponding fixture last season only their second success over the Brewers in 9 meetings.
A Tusker win seems good value for money here but the safest option is for both teams to score and a draw at half time.
Tusker – L W D W D
Muhoroni – D L W L D
Tusker have won 5 to Muhoroni Youth’s 2 in the last 9 meetings with the remaining 2 ending in draws
Last Meeting: Muhoroni Youth 1-2 Tusker FC
Correct Score Prediction: A scoring at full time with both goals coming in the second half.
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