The most form team in the BetKing Premier League (BPL) in the last five matches will face off against the team with the worst form over the same stretch when Gor Mahia play Mathare United on Wednesday 16 June in round 20.
Gor have picked up momentum after a stuttering start to the season and currently top the form table having won all of their last five games. This resurgence has seen Vaz Pinto’s men claw their way up the standings where they sit in 4th place with 31 points and deep in the mix for claiming another league crown.
K’Ogalo trail league leaders Tusker by seven points and have the benefit of having played a game less than the teams in and around them. Wednesday’s clash against Mathare at the Ruaraka grounds provides them with the perfect opportunity to inch closer to the summit and hopefully be the number one team by the time the month of June elapses.
For Mathare, this game is of equal magnitude for them if not more. The 2008 league champions are in danger of going down and sit bottom of the log having won only one of their 17 matches.
This below par form cost club legend Salim Ali his coaching job a month ago as he was replaced by former Gor assistant Frank Ouna.
Ouna has overseen three matches since his appointment where he has picked up just one point. To be fair to him though, two of those matches have come against teams in the top three.
Over the years, Mathare have held their own against Gor with each team winning three of the last 10 matches between them. If history repeats itself, then tomorrow’s game will not be decided by recent form.
Gor won the season’s first meeting back in January 3-1 with goals from Charles Momanyi, Kenneth Muguna and Alpha Onyango rendering Dani Lual’s equalizer a mere consolation.