Rated as the most efficient side before the finish of the first round of the Glo Premier League, Hearts of Oak have surprisingly lost every sense of that tag.
The Phobians have consistently failed to march their form during the second round of the competition, putting up performances that have seen them allow a comfortable 14-point gap narrowed to 4 points with five games to end the season.
Hearts have collected 10 points from a possible 30 since the competition entered the second round with their best results coming from two wins and four draws ahead of match-day-26.
The beleaguered Accra side, sitting on top of the standings may be forced to surrender their title hopes even before the final day matches of the league if they fail to return winning ways on Sunday when they play All Stars at the Ohene Djan Stadium.
The Blues from Wa have also seen their stock diminish with a string of poor results and might seek to exploit the weakness of the Phobians.
Kotoko, who are next to the leaders on the table continue to grow in confidence as with their rivals dropping points would be at home to bottom placed Sporting Mirren.
Mirren stunned the Reds in Accra in the first round would be inspired by that performance but would be up for a tough task at the Baba Yara Stadium.
With Kotoko closing in on the leaders as the season nears the final stages, they might possibly beat the relegation candidates.
King Faisal would have a difficult job to perform at the Golden City Park where they meet Berekum Arsenals, who have remained unbeaten at home stretching over two seasons.
At the Kpando Park, Heart of Lions would attempt to pick all three points and keep the pressure at the summit when they welcome AshantiGold.
The weekend would have a taste of a big derby at the Sekondi Sports Stadium where Eleven Wise and Hasaacas renew their rivalry for the bragging rights.
Real Tamale United would be at home to Chelsea at the Tamale Sports Stadium with Liberty Professionals visiting the Tema Park to play home side, Tema Youth.
Kessben FC and Gamba All Blacks both battle for all the spoils at the Anane Boateng Stadium.