There are plenty of fireworks expected on the pitch when Tusker host Shabana at the Ruaraka Sports Complex in Nairobi in a match day six encounter of the FKF Premier League. This match kicks off at 1PM West Africa Standard Time on Friday.
Tusker finished just a point behind champions Gor Mahia last season, and are currently up to fifth on the log this term and they will be looking for a second successive home win of the season on Friday.
On the other hand, newly promoted Shabana have been struggling in the FKF Premier League so far and are one of the sides without a win in the topflight after five rounds of matches. Surprisingly, they are yet to lose away from home this term having played two draws on their travels.
Tusker vs Shabana 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: Erick Ongiri, Brian Magare, Hillary Wandera, Abisolom Aduda, Rodgers Aloro, George Onyango, Peter Ogechi, Wycliffe Nthata, Samuel Maiko, Enock Obiero, Vincent Nyabuto.
Tusker vs Shabana confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Tusker vs Shabana predictions
Due to Shabana’s long absence from the topflight, this is the first meeting between the two teams in the Premier League and with the table taking shape gradually, both teams will be looking to get a decent result here. Therefore, here are our three predictions for the match.
Prediction 1: Tusker win
Tusker have an imperious home form going into this match, and Shabana who are currently winless after five rounds of league games, do not possess the arsenal to defeat the Brewers away from home. Hence, the former champions will pick up their third win of the season here.
Prediction 2: Tusker to score
The Brewers know how to score when they play at home and there should be nothing stopping them in the match. In addition, Shabana have conceded in each of the five FKF Premier League games played so far and leaving the Ruaraka Sports Complex with a clean sheet will be an herculean task.
Prediction 3: Under 2.5 Total Goals
Goals do not come aplenty in the FKF and games involving Tusker have towed the same line. Just one of their past five matches this season has produced more than two goals, while none of the games involving Shabana have gone beyond two goals. So, it is expected that this fixture will be a low scoring one as well.
Tusker vs Shabana recent form
Tusker have two wins, two draws and a defeat from their opening five FKF Premier League games of the season and they come into this game on the back of a mini unbeaten run of two games – one win and a draw.
Shabana have three points courtesy of three draws and are yet to win a game in the FKF Premier League this season. Meanwhile, their two defeats have come in home games, while they remain undefeated on the road.
Tusker vs Shabana Head-to-Head
This will be their first meeting in the FKF Premier League.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago