After getting four of the seven predictions right in week three, the octopus enters week four in some confident fashion where all teams are expected to participate after Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards escapades in CAF assignment.
In what is proving to be another tricky week, there are some mouthwatering clashes on show with Mathare United still sitting pretty a top of the log after not losing any game this season. But what will happen with other teams is what we try to analyze and hope this can add a few coins in same pockets.
Nakumatt FC v Sony Sugar FC
Out of the blues Nakumatt are proving not to be pushovers. After their opening day loss to Gor Mahia which was expected, they have drawn and picked maximum points against Nzoia Sugar in their last outing (mark you it was away from home). The same is said of Sony who finds themselves third on the log after winning their last two games with a simillar 1-0 margin but they should be worried about their away form.
Verdict: Nakumatt FC 1-0 Sony Sugar FC
Tusker FC v Nzoia Sugar
In some unexpected fashion, Tusker have not had the start they had envisaged after appointing Sam Timbe as their new head coach. After two games, they have only collected two points and finds themselves in position 16 and a loss here compiled by other teams win might see them drop down to the foot of the log heading into week five; something they would not like to happen Nzoia are yet to pick any point this season and its evident their morale is down but their 5-1 win over the brewers in their first game in the top flight should give them the belief that they can get a point or so at Ruaraka. Its easier said than done; Bernard Mwalala might wait for another week to record their first points.
Verdict: Tusker FC 1-0 Nzoia Sugar FC
Posta Rangers FC v Chemelil Sugar FC
Among teams yet to win a game this sason, Posta Rangers in that roster. After signing some of the best players in the league, many had given them the benefit of strolling through teams but that hasnt been the case. On the contrary, Chememelil who was among teams favored by bookmakers to struggle have started the season well. This is a game that will be determined by defences, Chemelil having not conceded only one this season the same number as Tusker but Rangers should carry the day.
Verdict: Posta Rangers 1-0 Chemelil Sugar FC
Bandari v Wazito FC
Just as Chemelil, Bandari is yet to lose a game and are yet to concede a goal. Coach Ken Okoth wants to make Mbaraki a fortress and in Wazito,he feels he has an opponent that should be floored. Wazito held Homeboyz to a goalless draw last week to send signals that they wont be pushovers in their debut season and a fight is expected in Mombasa. The home side, should carry the day though; the 12th man which is the fan, helping them in achieving this.
Verdict: Bandari FC 1-0 Wazito FC
Kakamega Homeboyz v Vihiga United
Derby day it is at the Bukhungu Stadium which acts as both team's home ground. Even though Homeboyz has the experience needed at this stage of the league, Vihiga will be out to prove a point to their neighbors. Their draw against Posta Rangers last week pointed out that they can match the big boys in the league. Form, class or experience doesn't count on derby days, and this wont be any different.
Verdict: K.K Homeboyz 1-1 Vihiga United
Mathare United v Sofapaka
When Sofapaka has been blowing hot and cold, Matahre United are thriving. The Francis Kimanzi coached side have come from a goal down in two occasions to pick maximum points and will be going for the kill hen Sofapaka visits them at the Kenyatta Stadium-Machakos. Lack of experience last season was their major undoing but they did well in the transfer by bringing on board some experience players. Their form currently is something that cant be underrated.
Verdict: Mathare United 1-0 Sofapaka
Zoo Kericho v Thika United
Zoo Kericho slow start to the league is nothing new and they will definitely pick up; the tie against Thika United at home being the perfect time to get their season going. The free flowing side have goals in their ranks and backed by their vociferous fans, they should find the morale needed to floor their opponents.
Verdict: Zoo Kericho 2-1 Thika United
AFC Leopards v Ulinzi Stars
After being ousted from the CAF Confederations Cup, its evident that Leopards are back in full swing to do their best in the local scene. Their goalless draw against FOSA Juniors should give Matano and co some belief that they are headed into the right direction but they come against a free flowing Ulinzi Stars wide who dont want to be left behind this early by the leading pack
Verdict: AFC Leopards 1-1 Ulinzi Stars
Kariobangi Sharks v Gor Mahia FC
I need not to say too much about this game. Gor Mahia did a double over Sharks last year and should continue in the same trend when both sides meet this week. Despite their involvement in continental assignment, the Dyllan Kerr coached side are miles away from their counterparts and should see this off. The good thing about this game is both teams play entertaining football and thus the fans should be entertained; football though is a game of results, entertainment is for dancers and those who want to make merry.
Verdict: Sharks 0-2 Gor Mahia