Betking Premier League (BPL) champions Gor Mahia will move to third place on the log for the first time if they beat Sofapaka on Sunday at Thika Stadium.
Gor Mahia are currently in fourth place with 34 points and a win will move them ahead of arch-rivals AFC Leopards who have no fixture this weekend.
Giving Gor Mahia confidence is the fact that they have won four and lost one in the last five matches against their opponents.
They are in good form and are capitalizing on their rivals dropping points as they continue climbing up the standings.
A two-goal margin will see them leap frog their bitter rivals AFC Leopards but a chance to defend their crown will be a better incentive to go for maximum points at Thika Stadium.
Sofapaka are playing the mashemeji rivals in back-to-back games and will not be pleased with their last result after AFC Leopards rallied from two goals down to earn a point in Wundanyi.
They have under achieved and will hope to send a warning to other teams if they beat their rivals.
Golden boot contender Lawrence Juma will relish the chance to face his former side and their opponents will be wary of the danger their former man may inflict on them.