Tusker FC play their third game of the season away from home against Kakamega when the FKF Kenya Premier League 2023/24 resumes on 16th September.
The FKF Kenya Premier League took a 13-day hiatus even though none of the domestic league teams are currently taking part in a continental campaign.
With the CAF Champions League entering the second stage of the qualifier rounds, the Brewers hope they can claim the crown from reigning champions Gor Mahia this season.
Tusker FC were touted to take up Gor Mahia's place after Kogalo were axed from the CAF Champions League. However, that did not happen as CAF had already made the Champions League draw.
Homeboyz who will host Tusker FC in this third round in the domestic league also failed to make it to the CAF Confederations Cup after losing Al Hilal of Libya in the qualifiers.
A great start for Tusker in 2023/24 but will they keep the momentum?
The Brewers missed the 2022/23 Kenya Premier League trophy by a point but are expected to do better this season..
However, they are back for another attempt and are already looking promising. They have just signed a new defender, Collins Odhiambo, ahead of this clash with Homeboyz.
— 🏆Tusker FC (@tusker_fc) September 15, 2023
As things stand, Tusker FC are among the favourites to lift the KPL trophy this season. They are currently ranked 5th and at 4 points par with 4th-ranked Gor Mahia.
Kakamega Homeboyz who will host this clash are currently 2nd-last but with a game in hand. The hosts lost their 2023/23 opener in a 1-0 away defeat against promoted Muranga Seal.
Technically, this should be a win for the Brewers but playing away from home against Homeboyz, another KPL team with massive support will not be easy.
Kakamega Homeboyz vs Tusker FC predicted lineups
Kakamega Homeboyz's new head coach Patrick Odhiambo hasn't had a good start to the 2023/24 campaign since his unveiling early this year.
After losing 1-0 to Muranga Seal, a promoted outfit, we expect the tactician to effect a raft of measures on his squad ahead of this clash with Tusker FC.
On the other hand, Brewers head coach Robert Matano is already proving doubters wrong after extending his stay at the helm.
The question is how will they line up against each other on Saturday, 16th September 2023?
The following are the predicted Kakamega Homeboyz vs Tusker FC lineups:
Kakamega Homeboyz predicted lineups
- The lineups for Kakamega Homeboys should be available soon.
Tusker FC predicted lineups
- Goalkeeper: Bwire
- Defenders: Momanyi, Mbugua, Kibwage, B. Onyango
- Midfielders: Odoyo, Siwa, Byamukama, Ojok
- Strikers: Kiband, Mwangi
Kakamega Homeboyz vs Tusker FC predictions and free betting tips
The Brewers' quest this season is to claim the top spot. On the other hand, Kakamega will aim for a continental campaign after a failed attempt in the qualifiers.
💪 || Done with the week's preparation
🔜 || Full focus on matchday 2 at home.
— Kakamega Homeboyz FC (@FcHomeboyz) September 15, 2023
So, after bagging 4 points from two games, are the Brewers ready for this assignment against Kakamega Homeboyz who missed CAF Confederations Cup by a whisker in the qualifiers?
Here are the best three Kakamega Homeboyz vs Tusker FC predictions:
Tusker FC to win on Saturday, 16th September 2023
The visitors are 5th ahead of this clash with 2nd-last Homeboyz.
The top five teams have all played 2 games, so a win for the Brewers would be pivotal in their quest to remain in competitive positions as they look to claim the KPL title this season.
Most importantly, the visitors won 11 of the previous 14 meetings and lost only 4 times to Homeboyz.
In the last 6 away matches against Kakamega Homeboyz, Tusker bagged five wins.
Moreover, with the goodwill from bookies, albeit, a narrow edge with odds of 2.40 against 2.90 on SportPesa to win the game, we think this should be an easy one for Robert Matano's men.
Tusker FC favourites to open the lead
Another Kakamega Homeboyz vs Tusker FC prediction is a bet on the visitors to win the game.
Losing to a promoted side was a worrying start to the 2023/24 campaign. Moreover, Homeboyz have never scored more than a goal against the Brewers.
We are backing the Brewers to score the opener in this Kenya Premier League clash with Kakamega Homeboyz on 16th September 2023.
Under 2.5 Goals
The next Kakamega Homeboyz vs Tusker FC prediction is a bet on overs/unders goals to expect in this Kenya Premier League fixture.
Six out of the last 7 meetings failed to yield more than 3 goals.
We expect another low-scoring outcome in this matchup so under 2.5 goals in our final Kakamega Homeboyz vs Tusker FC prediction.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago