Record Kenya Premier League winners Gor Mahia are all set to host Tusker FC in the headline fixture lined up this midweek.
This is the biggest game set for Wednesday as Gor look for redemption and revenge after Tusker completed the league double over them last season.
The game comes with a lot more than bragging rights as the winner has the chance to go into the weekend at the top of the KPL table.
Gor come into the game on the back of a 1-0 victory against Nairobi City Stars that leaves them in 2nd place with 27 points.
Jonathan McKinstry’s side are a point behind league leaders Nzoia Sugar, who will be away at Kariobangi Sharks with both matches kicking off simultaneously.
Tusker on the other hand are without a win in their last 3 games and were held to a 1-1 draw by Sharks last Saturday.
Following that run of three games without victory, the brewers have dropped to 4th place with 25 points but head coach Robert Matano is optimistic ahead of the clash.
“They are a good team but we are prepared for the game on Wednesday. We picked up six points against them last season and we are confident we can win this one as well,” he stated.
Gor have scored 7 goals in their last 5 games and have only conceded once, but have been overly dependent on their in-form striker Benson Omala.
Omala is the top scorer in the Kenya Premier League with 10 goals and already expressed his intent to win the coveted Golden Boot Award this season.
What time does Gor Mahia vs Tusker start?
The game kicks off at 3pm Kenyan time at the Kasarani Stadium.
Gor Mahia vs Tusker team news
Club captain Philemon Otieno is fit again and is raring for a start on the right side of defense, with Godfrey Ochieng’ occupying the opposite flank.
Gad Matthews will continue his role between the sticks for Gor with former KCB defender Dennis Ng’ang’a starting as well.
Veteran George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo will also start in midfield against his former employers with youngster John Macharia getting the nod as well.
Up front, no other than Benson Omala will lead K’Ogalo’s attacking line.
The brewers have found it difficult to find goals in their last couple of games and will hope that forward David Majak can change that for them.
The rest of the team will remain unchanged.
Gor Mahia vs Tusker head to head
From the 39 games played between these two top teams, Gor have the advantage after winning 16 games, compared to Tusker’s 10 victories.
The remaining 13 have resulted in a draw.
Gor Mahia vs Tusker current form
The hosts are unbeaten in their last 5 games and have managed three wins in that run, dropping points in barren draws against AFC Leopards and Sofapaka.
The brewers have only won once in that run, losing once and drawing three times.
Gor Mahia vs Tusker prediction
This is tipped to be a cracker of an encounter and with the form Gor are on plus the point they have to prove, they could grind out a narrow home win on the day.