By Rebecca Magoma
Sportpesa Premier League (SPL) enters round six this weekend with exciting matches on the cards in different venues around the country.
Straight from earning a point against Western Stima last weekend, Chemelil Sugar will host red hot Bandari at Chemelil Sports Complex from 3 pm on Friday.
Chemelil will have an advantage playing at home but their record this season does not favour them because they have picked two wins, two draws and a defeat in their matches comparing to their opponents who remain unbeaten this season with three wins and two draws.
Last season, the sides forced a one-all draw in their first leg with Chemelil claiming the second leg by a solitary goal.
The previews season, the sides picked a one-all draw before settling for another barren draw in the second leg.
On Saturday, Muhoroni Youth will host SoNy Sugar at Muhoroni Stadium from 3 pm. Muhoroni Youth is having a disastrous season starts after picking just a win, a draw and three defeats in their last five matches.
Last season, Muhoroni Youth picked a slim 1-0 win over SoNy in their first leg fixture and went on to force a two-all draw in the second leg fixture while the teams forced a barren draw in the 2015 season.
Newbies, Nakumatt will face Western Stima at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos from 3 pm.This will be the first time the two sides will meet and Western Stima goes into this match with a single win, two draws and two defeats while Nakumatt has not had the best season starts and will be going into this match with a single win, a draw and three defeats.
Sofapaka who are enjoying top form this season will host Kakamega Homeboyz at Camp Toyoyo Grounds from 3 pm hoping to keep the fire burning.
Sofapaka has picked three wins, a draw and a defeat in the last matches and they will go into this match heads high following their comfortable 3-0 defeat to Zoo Kericho last weekend.
The battle for the newcomers will be experienced as Nzoia United host Zoo at Sudi Stadium from 3 pm.
Sudi Stadium has been a good hunting ground for the hosts who have picked two wins, two draws and a defeat in their previous fixture while Zoo will be seeking to redeem their hopes this season after starting on a low note with five defeats.
In another exciting encounter, Posta Rangers will entertain Kariobangi Sharks Afraha Stadium from 2 pm.
Posta is another side that has not lost a match following three wins and two draws in their last five matches while Sharks will be seeking for their third win of the season after posting three consecutive draws.
The match on Saturday will be at Afraha Stadium with record champions Gor Mahia facing defending champions Tusker from 4:15 pm.
Gor is currently sitting comfortably on the top of the table from four wins and a defeat while Tusker started the season on a wrong footing managing a single win, two draws and two defeats in their last five matches.
On Sunday, Thika United will host AFC Leopards at Thika Sub-County Stadium from 3 pm. Leopards have won three matches, drew one and lost one while their opponents have two wins and three defeats.This will be an exciting encounter as Leopards seeks to redeem last year’s disastrous performance.
Ulinzi Stars will welcome Mathare United at Afraha Stadium from 3 pm in another exciting fixture of the day.
The military side is yet to test a defeat in their previous matches following two wins and two defeats and they will be looking forward to the maximum points at home against a rejuvenated Mathare United side that has one win, two draws and two defeats from their last five matches.