Tusker vs Karioangi Sharks is another Kenya Premier League fixture expected to excite the fanbases of both outfits ahead of a busy weekend in the Kenya Premier League 2023/24 season.
Tusker FC was one of the few teams that kicked off the 2023/24 with a win, albeit a narrow one of 0-1 on the road against Bandari FC.
— Kariobangi Sharks FC (@k_sharksfc) August 31, 2023
Despite going down to 10 men when David Odoyo was handed marching orders after picking a straight red card in the 57th minute, the Brewers who were already leading from a 41st minute, remained solid.
On the flip side, Kariobangi Sharks held Kenya Police to a 0-0 draw at home in a relentless show of might. Will Sharks prove themselves yet again or Tusker FC will make another strong statement?
Will the Brewers bag three massive points at home?
A winning start to the 2023/24 Kenya Premier League season, especially on the road is not always easy.
Teams take months preparing for big games, to set the tone at the onset of a new season.
Tusker FC seized the moment and downed Bandari FC who hosted them at the coastal city of Mombasa in the 2023/24 season opener.
And despite losing a crucial player to a red card, the Brewers held on to their priced lead to the final whistle. Now, they have a chance to bag 6 points from two games in this first home game of the season.
A win for Tusker could see them open a lead at the top of the KPL 2023/24 season table even as the Kenya Premier League top scorers list also takes shape.
However, Tusker FC will not have it easy, especially against a more focused Kariobangi Sharks.
Notably, Kariobangi Sharks bagged their first point at home against Kenya Police FC after losing the previous two home encounters with the Makarao.
Tusker vs Kariobangi Sharks: Lineups
Tusker vs Kariobangi Sharks lineups should be officially released an hour to kick-off on matchday.
Meanwhile, here are our predicted lineups for the FKF Premier League encounter scheduled for 1st September 2023:
- Goalkeeper: Bwire
- Defenders: Momanyi, Mbugua, Kibwage, B. Onyango
- Midfielders: Odoyo, Siwa, Byamukama, Ojok
- Strikers: Kiband, Mwangi
- Goalkeeper: Kevin Ouru
- Defenders: Ghai Pachol, David Juma, Aroko Humphrey, Sigmunn Maina
- Midfielders: Lenox Kimani, Isaac Wasambo, Mathew Kibiwot
- Strikers: Kevinluke Otiala, Leon Otieno
Tusker vs Kariobangi Sharks: predictions and tips
Tusker were almost clinching the title last season, if not for a point difference with Gor Mahia who were crowned for the 20th time in the domestic competition.
Matchday 2 is Here
— FKF Premier League (@Officialfkfpl) September 1, 2023
But the fact that the Brewers put up a show last season and yet again look threatening means they are still going for the top prize.
Here are the top Tusker vs Kariobangi Sharks predictions and betting tips:
Tusker FC are the favourites
Given how Tusker FC were relentless in their first of the season, and worse even, away from home after losing a player to a red card against Bandari at the coast means the Brewers come here as the favourites.
Sharks on the other hand had a good game in their first of the 2023/24 but a barren draw at home against Kenya Police FC means they must pull up to do get something from this trip.
We are backing Tusker FC to make it 6 points from two games, with an even better-winning margin in this round 2 of the 2023/24 KPL season.
Odds of 1.71 at the time of publishing this Tusker vs Kariobangi Sharks preview means the hosts have a 58.14% win probability, not to mention the conditions and team form favour such an outcome
Tusker have bagged 7 wins, lost thrice and settled for 3 draws against Kariobangi Sharks in 13 duels, so the Brewers also stand out in H2H.
Over 1.5 Tusker FC goals
The next Tusker vs Kariobangi Sharks prediction is on the team goals. For Tusker FC, being the favourites means getting a decisive win.
We are backing the 2022/24 season first runners to score at least two goals in this matchweek 2 clash with Kariobangi Sharks.
Both teams to score – No
Both Tusker and Sharks had a clean sheet outcome in their first of the 2023/24 KPL season. This matchweek 2 clash will be another test fo both sides, especially defensively.
We are predicting a one-sided scoreline, noting that 4 out of the kast 5 meetings recorded goals on only one end of the pitch.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago