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KPL Week 6 Predictions
By Zachary Oguda | Fri 09 Mar, 2018 18:56
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The more the games come, the harder they are to predict. After cracking most of the games in week three and week four, week five wasn't the best for our octopus after some strikers decided that they knew better than the people who watch them everyday.

Gor Mahia and Mathare United are proving to sure bets as the last weeks have shown us with Zoo Kericho still fluffing their lines and Nzoia finally getting off the mark but week six is another tricky affair that we hope to crack.

Kariobangi Sharks v Sofapaka FC

Sharks are in no mood to joke and as exhibited in their last game where they mercilessly sent newbies Wazito to the coolers, this is another perfect chance to show the entire KPL that the win was no fluke. Sofapaka, as we head in week six are still unsure whether they are title contenders of just mere participants; you just don't know which side will turn up and that might prove costly against a team who mean business. 

Verdict: Kariobangi Sharks 2-1 Sofapaka FC

Kakamega Homeboyz vs Ulinzi Stars

Of teams without a head coach. Kakamega Homeboyz adds to that list. After shockingly handing Nzoia Sugar FC their first points of the season last week, the team would like to redeem their image in front of their home fans when the soldiers pay them a visit. They might be the best team right now in the league but the players at their disposal would scare any team in the league at any given time and Ulinzi, who have been blowing hot and cold since the season started will have to be at their best if they are to pick points from Bukhungu.

Verdict: K.K Homeboyz 1-0 Ulinzi Stars

Zoo Kericho v Vihiga United

Vihiga United are yet to pick a win this season and that might continue when they visit Zoo Kericho who are in dire need of points more so after going down again last week against Chemelil Sugar. As experienced by teams, the Kericho Green Stadium is not any place you'll walk and pick points and the Zoo army would want something out of this tie if their troops really want to reward them for the support they have given thus far. 

Verdict: Zoo Kericho 2-1 Vihiga United

Posta Rangers FC v Wazito FC

Despite being drubbed by Kariobangi Sharks last week, Wazito has proved in their previous ties that they can match the big boys in the league if their results against Sony Sugar and Kakamega Homeboyz is to be taken into consideration. They are however against a team who despite not having the best of starts to the campaign can cause havoc at any given time. They might not be the best of scorers but the experience and the organization they posses can lift them in this match. 

Verdict: Posta Rangers FC 1-0 Wazito FC

Tusker FC v Thika United

Both Thika United and Tusker FC have been blowing hot and cold and one only wonders how this will pan out. Tusker display in their recent games however show that they are a team who are on an improving trajectory and facing Thika United who still have not clicked might be the recipe they need to make things right for them early this season Their previous records against the Nicholas Muyoti coached side isn't a bad one either and should see this through.

Verdict: Tusker 2-1 Thika United

Mathare United v AFC Leopards

This is one tricky affair and one game that will be the highlight this week. Despite not having a recognized head coach, AFC Leopards is still a dangerous team with a lot of players who are willing to showcase what they can when the chance is presented. The last six games between the sides have been draws but Mathare United's form should have the people at the den scared. Add this to the fact that Francis Kimanzi wants to prove his mettle after being handed the national U23 team and the team keen not to be left so much behind by Gor Mahia, they will enter this game as clear favorites. 

Verdict: Mathare United 2-1 AFC Leopards

Nakumatt FC v Chemelil Sugar FC

Two teams who are really struggling to be in the bracket of the chasing pack face each other at the Kenyatta Stadium-Machakos. While Nakumatt battled to a draw in week five, Chemelil had to dig deep  

Verdict: Nakumatt FC 1-1 Chemelil Sugar FC

Bandari FC v Sony Sugar FC

Sony Sugar lost to AFC Leopards last week in a game many had predicted they could have easily won after the Leopards arrived in Awendo without a recognized head coach but wasn't the case. Their away form this season hasn't been the best and coming against a Bandari side who only had a blip against Gor Mahia last week and will be looking to regain their mojo more so with keeper Farouk Shikhalo who has just been called to the national team angling at another clean sheet, the Salim Babu coached side might find the tides too rough for them in the Coastal town on Sunday. 

Verdict: Bandari FC 1-0 Sony Sugar FC

Gor Mahia v Nzoia Sugar FC

Despite being in another important competition in less than a week in Tunis, your guess is as good as mine, there is no way Nzoia will be going past Gor Mahia no matter which squad Dyllan Kerr will parade. You can take this to the bank near you and ask for a soft loan. 

Verdict: Gor Mahia 2-0 Nzoia Sugar FC

Zachary Oguda

Twitter: @zaxoguda

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