AFC Leopards vs Gor Mahia lineups, 3 predictions – FKF Premier League

AFC Leopards vs Gor Mahia lineups, 3 predictions – FKF Premier League
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Fans are preparing to witness the AFC Leopards vs Gor Mahia match on week six of the FKF Premier League season.

Their fates in the 2023/24 season differ but they still remain two of Kenya's biggest clubs. AFC Leopards, 12-time winners of the FKF Premier League, play host to Gor Mahia, 20-time winners and record champions of the Kenyan top flight.

Fans are purchasing their tickets and getting their jerseys ready for another iteration of the historic clash which will be held at the historic Safaricom Stadium Kasarani.

Read on for more match information and predictions.

AFC Leopards vs Gor Mahia team news and probable lineups

The 97th Mashemeji Derby, AFC Leopards vs Gor Mahia, Kenya's version of the El Clasico, is set to take place at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani, the pride of joy of the East African nation.

Choosing the 60,000-capacity venue shows how big the game is.

AFC Leopards are the designated home team for this game which means their fans will populate the stadium.

Ingwe are currently struggling in the league, with four draws and one loss keeping them in 15th place. K'Ogalo, meanwhile, are second on the log with two wins and three draws as they seek to defend their 2022/23 title and claim their 21st league triumph.

Clifton Miheso is expected to lead AFC Leopards against his former club. Cliff Nyakeya is also predicted to play in the game to provide support to Miheso while Kevin Kimani is expected to hold the fort in the middle of the park.

Gor Mahia can rely on Benson Omala, who has already scored four times this season, assisted by Ugandan import Rogers Mugisha to lead their attack.

See the predicted lineups of both teams below.

AFC Leopards

Goalkeeper: Levis Opiyo

Defenders: Randy Bakari, Mahiga Vincent, Odhiambo Kaycie, Munene Washington

Midfielders: Kweyu Bonface, Kimani Kevin, Lukwumwa Moses

Forwards: Yakhama Brian, Nyakeya Cliff, Clifton Miheso

Gor Mahia

Goalkeeper: Matthews Otieno

Defenders: Haruna Shakava, Michael Apudo, Geoffrey Ochieng, Philemon Otieno

Midfielders: Benson Omala, Alpha Onyango, Sydney Ochieng

Forwards: Samuel Onyango, Nicholas Kipkirui, Rogers Mugisha

AFC Leopards vs Gor Mahia probable lineups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

AFC Leopards vs Gor Mahia predictions

Prediction 1 – Draw

Derby matches are no respected of form. This is why AFC Leopards' poor form going into the AFC Leopards vs Gor Mahia match will be inconsequential.

Also, Gor Mahia has been unable to get the better of Ingwe since Johnathan McKinstry took over as K'Ogalo manager three years ago. These facts lead us to believe that a draw is the best outcome for this game.

Prediction 2 – Over 1.5 goals

AFC Leopards vs Gor Mahia will see Ingwe continue their scoring run which has improved over the last two games.

They started the season slowly, failing to find the back of the net in two games. Gor Mahia, on the other hand, have scored in all five. The home team will get on the scoresheet and both teams will end up with a scoreline that is over 1.5 goals.

Prediction 3 – Five total yellow cards

The atmosphere of the AFC Leopards vs Gor Mahia Mashemeji derby game will be such that both teams will go at each other like warriors on the battlefield.

The game will be heated and the referee will be busy. Nothing less than five yellow cards will be issued to both players and staff by the end of the game.

Where to watch AFC Leopards vs Gor Mahia match

Star Times Kenya is the FKF Premier League broadcast partner. Fans of both clubs can tune it at kickoff to enjoy the game. Both teams could also stream the game on their websites or social media channels, so fans will do well to pay attention to those channels.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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