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AFC Leopards are favourites! Fans speak ahead of derby

3:17 PM GMT+8 05/05/2017
G-Buffer zone for Gor Mahia v AFC Leopards
Ingwe will host rivals Gor Mahia in the first 'Mashemeji' derby of 2017 season at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday

AFC Leopards coach Stewart Hall is set for his first derby at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday.

Gor Mahia is placed in the second position with sixteen points, two behind leaders Posta Rangers, with their bitter rivals Ingwe down in the fourth position with two points less. So what are the fans saying about this 81st derby? Here are some of the views as sampled by Goal.

"I would like Gor Mahia to win but AFC Leopards seems to be the team to carry the day, K'Ogalo have not been consistent this season and not showing the prowess they had in the previous one. Also there has been a drought when it comes to scoring goals from the attackers, Ingwe on the other hand always come to derby unpredictable. Finally when you look at the two coaches, Hall is more tactical than Ze Maria. All in all derby can go either way." - Mosh Junior.

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"Going to the derby, AFC Leopards are favorites to win because everything is working well for them tactically while on the other hand, Gor Mahia is boasting of the experience in the squad to contain the pressure. In my opinion, both teams are in good shape and tactics will play a big part on the outcome." - Jay Sandey.

"Predicting a derby is difficult, but the advantage goes to the home team, considering that they have a new tactician and he has to prove himself." - Jacky Agiza.

"Derby games are always won on preparation, motivation and team strength. However, the team which will settle first will carry the day." - George Oyange.

"Its a tight one. Both teams are not consistent. But I foresee Gor Mahia winning or a draw. 1-1 or 2-1 is my goal prediction." - Joe Ophwette.