Gor Mahia vs City Stars lineups, 3 predictions – FKF Premier League

Gor Mahia vs City Stars lineups, 3 predictions – FKF Premier League
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Gor Mahia will host City Stars at the capital, Nairobi on 17th September 2023.

It is the third game for both teams in the FKF Kenya Premier League 2023/24 season.

The catch in the Gor Mahia vs City Stars clash is that both teams remain unbeaten after two rounds, with Kogalo boasting a win the last time out while City Stars have back-to-back draws.

Notably, Gor Mahia are ranked 4th ahead of this Gameweek 3 while City Stars sit on the 14th spot.

Can Kogalo edge out City Stars after an underwhelming two rounds?

The big question in this Gor Mahia vs City Stars clash is will the reigning champions get a convincing victory after recent underwhelming performances in the first two rounds.

While Kogalo are undoubtedly the favourites here, the fact that they have scored only two goals and leaked 1 in two rounds means a city derby as this one could go down to the wire.

Nairobi City Stars expect massive support in the capital on Sunday, 17th September but we can all agree Kogalo fans will be unmatched in their usual chants and dances.

Gor Mahia fans are the most loyal, aggressive and loudest in Kenya's football scene, so a home game against city rivals should equally come with an intimidating atmosphere on matchday.

Gor Mahia vs City Stars lineups

Gor Mahia vs City Stars will be staged at the Kasarani Stadium, starting at 3:00 PM EAT.

The respective team coaches are expected to avail official lineups for this Kenya Premier League fixture one hour before kick-off on matchday.

However, looking at the latest starting XI since the 2023/24 KPL began, we can make some informed probabilities on who are likely to make the cut for a starting spot on both ends.

Gor Mahia lineups

  • Goalkeeper: Bonface Oluoch
  • Defenders: Geoffrey Ochieng, Kelvin Musotsi, Haron Shakava, Joachim Oluoch
  • Midfielders: Austin Odhiambo, John Macharia, John Ochieng, Ernest Wendo
  • Strikers: Benson Omala, Patrick Kaddu

City Stars lineups

  • Goalkeeper: Elvis Ochoro
  • Defenders: Edwin Buliba, Wycliffe Omondi, Timothy Muganda, Dennis Wanjala
  • Midfielders: Elvis Noor, Samwel Kapen, Vincent Owino, Denis Oalo
  • Strikers: Etemeis Kelvin, Newton Ochieng

Gor Mahia vs Nairobi City Stars predictions and free betting tips

There are many possible outcomes in this Gor Mahia vs City Stars clash on Sunday, 17th September 2023.

From the 1X2 betting market, team to score, overs/unders, team goals, goalscorers, betting on a probable Gor Mahia vs City Stars outcome with the right bookie should get you a modest earning.

Here are the best three Gor Mahia vs City Stars ahead of the Sunday clash:

Gor Mahia to edge out City Stars

It has been a 12-day rest for both of these teams, so this resumption match is expected to be a difficult one.

However, Kogalo are our favourites to win.

Gor Mahia played away from home against City Stars in the final game last season.

Kogalo won the game 1-4 on the road, so while the champions failed to win their season opener at home, their relentless performance earned them a point against Sofapaka in the penultimate.

Moreover, Gor Mahia have won this matchup against City Stars 9 times and lost it only once to the visitors in 12 meetings.

All the last three meetings with City Stars ended in victory for Kogalo.

Over 1.5 Gor Mahia goals

Gor Mahia FC
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In another Gor Mahia vs City Stars prediction, we are typing the hosts to score at least two goals.

Kogalo have always been the favourite for the Golden Boot, so after a 12-day hiatus, we expect the reigning KPL champions to have reorganised themselves for a better offensive performance.

Gor Mahais scored 8 goals in the last 3 meetings with City Stars while the visitors scored half as many goals in that period.

Under 2.5 goals

Based on our second Gor Mahia vs City Stars prediction and the fact that City Stars have struggled to score goals, we expect this to be a low scoreline.

It is a great resumption with no defeat for both teams, so expect a difficult match.

We are tipping fewer than 3 goals in this Kenya Premier League clash pitting Gor Mahia against City Stars on Sunday, 17th September 2023.

The final tip goes against h2h stats, noting that of the 12 meetings that have happened between these teams, 7 had at least 3 goals.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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