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Preview: Leaders AshGold face Kotoko, Grant to wat

8 years ago

After leading his team to place second at the just ended AFCON in Equatorial Guinea, Black Stars Head Coach Avram Grant will be at the Accra Sports Stadium to watch the Match day 7 First Capital Plus Premier League match between Hearts of Oak and New Edubiase SC on Wednesday.

Fresh from their victory over arch rivals Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara Stadium last Saturday, the Phobians will be hoping to secure another that can help them improve their position on the League log.

However New Edubiase who beat Wa All Stars in a dramatic match played at the Len Clay Stadium over the weekend will also be expecting to end Hearts’ unbeaten home record this season.

A win for Hearts will take them to 11 points with a possibility of moving within reach of the Top four whiles Edubiase, who are currently placed 14th could move out of the relegation zone if they manage to beat Hearts in the midweek game.

However, the biggest game of the midweek will be at the Len Clay Stadium when AshGold welcome their Asante Kotoko in an Ashanti regional derby.

The Porcupine Warriors are poised to return to winning ways after the weekend setback but will first have to overcome a tough opposition against the League leaders at their home grounds.

AshGold will expect to extend their 100 percent record at home this season and maintain their lead on the League log.

Results between the two sides saw Kotoko record a 4-1 win at the Baba Yara Stadium with AshGold also winning 2-0 at home in the first round.

Kotoko are currently 7th on the League table with 8 points.

At the Tarkwa T &A Park, Medeama SC will face Great Olympics in the first Premier League match between the two sides since the 2009/2010 season.

The game comes days after Great Olympics recorded a surprise 2-0 victory over Hasaacas at the Accra Stadium and the Accra-based club will hope to fight for the maximum points when they travel to Tarkwa.

On their part, Medeama SC who are also unbeaten at their home grounds will expect to win the game and improve their position on the League table.

Olympics are however poised to move out of the relegation zone with if they manage to beat the home side.

There will be another Brong Ahafo derby in this week’s round of matches when fourth placed Berekum Chelsea play as hosts to Bechem United at the Golden City park in Berekum.

Coming from an away defeat to Medeama on Saturday, Chelsea will go into the game with a slight edge over their regional rivals having beaten them last season at home with the return encounter ending in a goalless draw.

Liberty Professional will travel to Sogakope to face WAFA for the first time since they played each other in the 2006/2007 League season.

WAFA has lifted themselves from bottom of the League table and will expect to record another home win after beating Medeama at the Sogakope Park by a lone goal on Match day five.

Liberty who are yet to win a match away this season, will however hope to record their first win away from their Dansoman homegrounds.

In other matches, Wa Allstars who are yet to concede a match at home will welcome Hearts of Lions to the Wa Park for their match day seven fixture.

Lions who are yet to win an away game this season are currently placed 5th despite being level on points with All Stars who are placed 8th.

Amongst the matches to be played on Wednesday, third placed Hasaacas to will travel to SUnyani to face B.A United with Inter Allies hosting second placed Aduana Stars at the Tema Stadium.

All League matches are expected to kick off at 3:00 pm with the exception of the game at the ACcra Stadium which will kick off at 3:30pm.