Match preview: Gor Mahia vs. Karuturi Sports

Gor Mahia will have a chance to open their lead at the top of the Premier League table to seven points on Saturday when they host bottom placed Karuturi Sports at the City Stadium, at least for 24 hours with second placed Thika United playing on Sunday.

However, despite beating Karuturi Sports 2-1 in the first leg clash back in June, neither Gor Mahia nor the flower men have registered a season double against the other in the last four seasons.

Gor Mahia will however be keen to extend their perfect run and sink their opponents deeper into relegation woes. Karuturi Sports have only collected four points in eight away matches, recording six loses, and one draw and only one win and will arrive at City Stadium rock-bottom in the Premier League and the second worst goals against column.
But Coach Bobby Williamson is keeping close interests in winning the match.

“Our preparations have been good through the week and we are looking forward to the match. Our strategy is to win and there will be no much change in the team, we hope to continue with our good performance and get the three points,” Said the Scot after his side’s training session at the City Stadium.

“We are once again playing at home and that is also good for us. The fans have been with us and getting behind the team.”

From his sentiments, the scot is likely to once again rely on the productive partnership of Rama Salim and Kiongera Paul upfront, supported by Lavatsa Edwin and Innocent Mutiso on the flanks.

However the backline may see some changes should Musa Mohammed and Christopher Wekesa pass fit from injury layout. Ugandan striker Danny Sserenkuma could also return to the squad after sitting out of last weekend’s action due to illness.

But Karuturi Sports have previously shown scant regard for Gor Mahia and we can expect a more hand-to-hand combat rather than the near trench warfare we saw against Western Stima. Any win will record a first ever season over against the flower men.

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