Ulinzi Stars vs Gor Mahia lineups, 3 predictions – Kenya Premier League

Ulinzi Stars vs Gor Mahia lineups, 3 predictions – Kenya Premier League
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Ulinzi Stars vs Gor Mahia is scheduled for Saturday, 2nd September 2023. The match will be live on AZAM TV after the broadcaster sealed a commercial deal with the Football Kenya Federation.

It is another big game for Kogalo but this time, they play away from home in a match that could shape Gor Mahia's season.

Ulinzi Stars vs Gor Mahia has been one of the most competitive Kenya Premier League fixtures, even though Kogalo have always had their way on most occasions.

The reigning Kenya Premier League champions boast 9 wins and lost only twice to Ulinzi Stars in the previous 19 meetings.

Both teams failed to win their 2023/24 KPL season opener, so a lot is at stake for both outfits ahead of this round 2 clash.

Will Gor Mahia get their first win in three away games against Ulinzi Stars?

Previously, Gor Mahia had it easy against Ulinzi Stars in away matches. However, the last three trips to Ulinzi Sports Complex did not end well for Kogalo.

Gor Mahia suffered one defeat and settled for the spoils twice in the last three visits to Ulinzi's home.

The Kenya Defence Forces (Ulinzi) conceded only one goal in their last three home games against the visitors, but can they keep the momentum?

Discover what to expect in this Ulinzi Stars vs Gor Mahia prediction, lineups and more.

Most importantly, Gor Mahia will be keen on getting their first win of the season, without which apprehension in the Kogalo fanbase will keep soaring.

Ulinzi Stars on the other hand look to extend their unbeaten home run against Gor Mahia to four games even though the KDF suffered a losing start to the 2023/24 campaign.

Ulinzi Stars only benefited from an own goal in a 2-1 away loss to Nzoia United a few days ago in round 1 of the current campaign.

Ulinzi Stars vs Gor Mahia lineups

Ulinzi Stars vs Gor Mahia matchup
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The official Ulinzi Stars vs Gor Mahia lineup will be announced 1 hour to kick-off. However, we can expect a few changes in the first-round squads for both teams ahead of this round 2 fixture.

Ulinzi Stars

  • Goalkeeper: Wanyika
  • Defenders: Birgen, Otieno, Muchika, Glen
  • Midfielders: Faraj, Mosha, Shambi, Simiyu
  • Strikers: Stanley, Muchiri

Gor Mahia

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

Ulinzi Stars vs Gor Mahia: Prediction and betting tips

New Ulinzi Stars goalkeeper Michael Wanyika was unlucky on his first start for the soldiers as he conceded 2 goals in a 2-1 defeat away from home against Nzoia Sugar.

Will Wanyika live up to another high expectation when the soldiers host Kogalo at Ulinzi Sports Complex on Saturday, 2nd September in round 2 of the 2023/24 KPL season?

Or will Kogalo end the lack of motivation after their efforts last season failed to materialize in a CAF continental campaign despite bagging the KPL 2022/23 crown?

Here are the top 3 Ulinzi Stars vs Gor Mahia predictions:

Stalemate expected at the break

Ulinzi Stars vs Gor Mahia isn't going to be an easy game for either side.

With both teams looking for their first win in matchweek 2 of the 2023/24 FKF Premier League, we expect this clash to drag on to the wire.

Ulinzi conceded only one goal in their last three home games against Kogalo.

Gor Mahia failed to win at home in the season opener after getting a late 88th-minute equaliser against Sofapaka in a city derby. An away game should be more demanding for the visitors, especially against the KDF.

Under 2.5 goals

In another Ulinzi Stars vs Gor Mahia prediction, we expect this to end with fewer than three goals.

Both teams scored only a goal in their first game of the season, not to mention that 6 of the last 7 encounters between KFD and Kogalo ended with fewer than 3 goals.

Goals expected on only one end of the pitch

This will be a tricky game for Gor Mahia, especially after an underwhelming performance in the season opener against Sofapaka.

Ulinzi have not lost to Kogalo in the last three home games, keeping two clean sheets in the run.

With that, bet on Ulinzi vs Gor Mahia to end with goals on only one end of the pitch, with the probability of a barren draw also quite high.

This article was most recently revised and updated 9 months ago

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