Saturday match preview

12 years ago

The penultimate round of games to end the 2007/2008 OneTouch Premier League would mean a lot for clubs battling with survival as four teams excluding Great Olympics - who have already bid goodbye to the premiership – try to plot their way out of the bottom ranks.

A look at the table shows a tale of ‘two worlds’ with life at the bottom, really uncomfortable for the strugglers whiles clubs who already have their positions secured for next season also play for continental and top four places.

There are six points to play for in the last two games and beginning on Saturday, all sixteen clubs would play for all the spoils.

Zaytuna, Real Sportive, Tema Youth and Hasaacas would seek for victories on match-day-29 to enhance their chances of remaining in the big league.

However, up the table, Liberty Professionals, have a chance of beating Heart of Lions to the second position which guarantees a Champions League place as they trail the Kpando-based team by five points with two games left to play.

Berekum Arsenal and AshantiGold would go all out for the fourth slot which would hand whoever ends up fourth on the table a place in the offseason competition, the Top Four.

Two relegation-threatened clubs, Tema Youth and Hasaacas will square off in a battle between two sides struggling for survival at the Tema Park. Both sides are level on points but Hasaacas have a better goal advantage.

Zaytuna FC would face a stern fixture at the Baba Yara Stadium where they play uncrowned league champions, Asante Kotoko, who have opened a 13-point gap and lead the league debutants by a whopping 33 points.

At the Golden City Park, Arsenals would seek to hold onto the fourth position when they welcome Real Sportive, who are trying to avoid the drop.

Dethroned champions, Hearts of Oak would at home to AshantiGold, who are attempting to claim a top four place at the Ohene Djan Stadium.

In Kpando, Heart of Lions can completely seal the second position and a Champions League spot if they manage a win over relegated, Accra Great Olympics.

Real Tamale United clash with Wa All Stars at the Tamale Stadium while Kessben FC take on King Faisal at the Anane Boateng Stadium.

Liberty Professionals play Gamba All Blacks at the Carl Reindorf Park in Dansoman.