Ghana Premier League super clash between Hearts of Oak v Asante Kotoko has not received all the needed hype but has ignited all the passion, euphoria, and rivalry between the two local giant clubs.
The match which kicks of at 15hours GMT in the capital of Ghana at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium is expected to be nothing but a spectacle of quality football and technical bench to showcase Ghana football.
The Domestic League Statistics For Hearts of Oak v Asante Kotoko is an interesting one.
Hearts of Oak take on sworn rivals Asante Kotoko SC in a stern duel on Sunday at the Accra Sports Stadium in Ghana’s biggest club football match of the season.
The two teams are tied on 56 points from 30 matches at the top of the league table as they both eye the title at the end of the season.
The Phobians and Porcupines are only separated on the league standings with goals difference.
A win for either side on Sunday gives them the advantage in the title race with three matches to end the season.
Here is the head-to-head record between the two most glamorous clubs in Ghana.
Matches played at the Accra Sports stadium including friendlies:
Total matches played – 94
Hearts of Oak wins – 28
Goals scored by Hearts – 98
Asante Kotoko wins – 33
Goals scored by Kotoko – 110
Draws – 33
HEAD-TO-HEAD (League games) since 1958
Total matches played – 107
Hearts of Oak wins – 36
Goals scored by Hearts – 116
Asante Kotoko wins – 35
Goals scored by Kotoko – 125
Draws – 36
Players to watch out for
Kotoko will be parading their Brazilian import Fabio Gama, Emmanuel Gyamfi, and Mudarisu Salifu. On the side of Hearts of Oak, watch out for Ibrahim Salifu, Daniel Afriyie and Kwadzo Oben Junior.
Hearts of Oak v Asante Kotoko Prediction
Games between the two sides are difficult to predict. Any meeting between these two clubs at any level defies logic and team quality. The odds seem to favour Accra Hearts of Oak who have won their last 10 matches in the premier league and are playing at home.
Of the two sides, Accra Hearts of Oak has a better form compared to Kotoko. Accra Hearts of Oak has won 4 games and drawn 1 out of their last 5 games whiles Kotoko have won 3 and drawn 2 of their last matches. Both teams average less than 3 goals in their matches.
Accra Hearts of Oak has won 11 first halves and second halves of the same game in their 30 games played this season as an against 10 by Kotoko. Accra Hearts of Oak has better Home and Away game records than Kotoko. It is important to indicate that Kotoko has won 9 out of 15 games this season at home, Accra Hearts of Oak have bagged 11 wins out of 15 games but Kotoko has a better away outing for the season having won 6, drawn 8, and lost 1. Accra Hearts of Oak, on the other hand, has won 5, drawn 5, and lost 5.
Both teams are on 56 points with Heart on top of the league table by virtue of more goals scored. The clash between the two sides per our pundits will be a slim win for the Away team (Asante Kotoko) The worse results for Asante Kotoko will be a draw.
The Hearts of Oak v Asante Kotoko Prediction is 1:2 in favor of Asante Kotoko, which has a strong away game quality and comes into this game as underdogs but hungrier of the two sides.