Fireworks are expected at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi as AFC Leopards will trade tackles with Muhoroni Youth in the match day three encounter of the FKF Premier League.
This match kicks off at 1PM West Africa Standard Time on Saturday.
AFC Leopards have not been having it rosy in the past few seasons. They have struggled greatly to make any mark despite a haul of 12 Premier League titles. The Leopards last won any title in 2017.
On the other hand, Muhoroni Youth are just coming of age compared to the Leopards. They struggled a lot in the league last season and only needed to survive at the relegation playoff in order to retain their status in the elite division.
AFC Leopards vs Muhoroni Youth probable lineups
Here are our probable lineups for this FKF Premier League match:
Goalkeeper: Katasi Humphrey
Randi Bakari, Mahiga Vincent, Munene Washington, Odhiambo Kaycie, Oundo Mousa, Nyakeya Cliff, Kweyu Boniface, Sije Yassin, Kimani Kevin, Owitti Jaffary.
Goalkeeper: Muthomi Tom
Otieno Cliff, Stephen Bulugu, Onchwari Alex, Juma Erick, Raila Christopher, Ochieng Ibrahim, Okoth Kevin, Odada Maxwell, Mbulere Stephen, Odhiambo Collins.
AFC Leopards vs Muhoroni Youth confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
AFC Leopards vs Muhoroni Youth predictions
This clash is their first meeting of the season and just the third league game of the season. As such, it promises to be packed with action as both teams who are without a win so far might go all out for the win here. Here are our three predictions for the match.
Prediction 1: AFC Leopards to Win
AFC Leopards have the upper hand in this fixture and have what it takes to nick their first win of the season here as well.
They may not have won any league title for years, but they have been finding their way back slowly, as shown in the rise in season finishes in the past seasons. With both sides yet to taste a win this season, the Leopards could take advantage and secure their first maximum points.
Prediction 2: AFC Leopards to Open the Scoring
The Leopards enjoy scoring in this fixture. The last time they failed to score was in 2021 and it seems they are better placed right now to make it count. In fact, AFC Leopards have scored the opening goal in the past three meetings, signalling their strong start in this fixture.
Prediction 3: Over 1.5 Total Goals
Both teams have scored in four of the past five meetings. Although the two teams have been struggling for goals recently, this particular fixture has not ended goalless since 2018.
So, we expect some attacking intent from the two teams and at least two goals to be scored.
AFC Leopards vs Muhoroni Youth recent form
Leopards have become a shadow of themselves and are just playing catch up with the rest of the league. They have just one point and lost their previous game 1-0 to KCB.
Muhoroni Youth have played two draws in their opening two fixtures of the season. In their past four games, they are unbeaten with three draws and one win. They look in better shape than their opposition.
AFC Leopards vs Muhoroni Youth Head-to-Head
This will be their 12th meeting since 2018. During that time AFC Leopards have claimed six wins, while Muhoroni Youth have four wins, while only just a game ended in a draw.
This article was most recently revised and updated 5 days ago