Plenty of exciting football is expected at the Ruaraka Sports Complex in Nairobi as Tusker will face Muhoroni Youth in the match day four encounter of the FKF Premier League. This match kicks off at 1PM West Africa Standard Time on Saturday.
Tusker, who finished just a point behind champions Gor Mahia last season, have only been able to garner four points from a possible nine so far this term and will be looking for their first home win of the season on Saturday.
On the other hand, Muhoroni Youth 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. They have played three consecutive draws and might be in another relegation dogfight this season.
FKF Premier League – Tusker vs Muhoroni Youth probable lineups
Here are our probable lineups for this FKF Premier League match:
Goalkeeper: Brian Bwire
Jimmy Mbugua, Levin Odhiambo, Mike Kibwage, Charles Momanyi, Fabien Adikiny, Eric Zakayo, Shaphan Siwa, Ojok Deogratious, Joseph Mwangi, James Kibande.
Goalkeeper: Muthomi Tom, Otieno Cliff, Stephen Bulugu, Onchwari Alex, Juma Erick, Raila Christopher, Ochieng Ibrahim, Okoth Kevin, Odada Maxwell, Mbulere Stephen, Odhiambo Collins.
Tusker vs Muhoroni Youth confirmed lineups
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Tusker vs Muhoroni Youth predictions
This clash is their first meeting of the season and just the fourth league game of the season. Still early days, but things are beginning to shape up in the log and both teams will be keen to make it count. Here are our three predictions for the match.
Prediction 1: Tusker win or draw
Truly, Tusker should be winning this game easily based on their dominance in the Head-to-Head. However, Muhoroni have been a stubborn opponent for many teams in the FKF Premier league. In view of that, Tusker should be able to avoid defeat at least in their second home game of the season.
Prediction 2: Tusker to score
Tusker might be struggling but they always find a way to score in this match up. They have scored in each of their past 10 games against Muhoroni Youth and there's nothing stopping them from repeating that.
Prediction 3: Under 2.5 Total Goals
It has been a slow start to the new campaign for Tusker, while Muhoroni Youth have been stingy with their defence. The past five meetings at Ruaraka Complex have finished under 2.5 goals. So far this season, all but one of the six games (combined) played by the two teams have produced below 2.5 goals.
Tusker vs Muhoroni Youth recent form
Tusker have not been great this season so far, as they have picked up only four points from a possible nine. They come into this game on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Kakamega.
Muhoroni Youth have played three consecutive draws to kick start this campaign. In their past five games, they are unbeaten with four draws and one win. Additionally, they have kept four clean sheets in those games.
Tusker vs Muhoroni Youth Head-to-Head
This will be their 11th meeting since 2018. During that time Tusker have claimed six wins, while Muhoroni Youth have just one win, while only three games ended in a draw.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago