Karela United will host Accra Hearts on Sunday April 25, 2021 at the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park, Ayinase.
Karela who started the league with much energy seems to be declining after loosing at home to Asante Kotoko in the first round of Premier League.
In their last 5 matches, Karela have won just a game. Karela have lost against WAFA, Inter Allies and Dreams FC but managed a draw against Ashagold at home.
Karela United are in challenge for the top spot with 32 points after 20 games.
Accra Heart of Oak, one of the giants have built a momentum over the weekend after the side beat Division 2 side Banana FC 4-1.
Hearts of Oak won three of their last five games, scoring 7 goals with only a goal in their net
Coach Samuel Boadu is likely to play Raddy Ovuoka, the Congolese left back who has been missing in action due to alleged work permit issues.
However, in their last 3 matches played since 2018, Karela has won 2. Hearts of Oak won just one and 2 ended in a draw.
In their first meeting in those five matches, Karela came down from an early goal scored by Daniel Okdie in 12mins of the first half to fight stronger to score three goals.
William Opoku Memsah got the equalizer in the 47th minuet.
The striker became the torn in the flesh of Hearts adding two goals in 56th and 66th minutes respectively to make it a hat-trick.
The current top scorer Diawusi Taylor in 2019 scored the only goal in 42nd minutes against Hearts. In the return league encounter, Christopher Bonney spot drill in 74th minuets at the Accra sports Stadium saved Hearts of Oak.
Both sides held each other in a goalless draw in their last two meetings ahead of tomorrow’s game.
Possible line up for both sides.
Yaw Ansah GK, Augustine Randolph, Samuel Asiedu, Kwadwo Addai, Kwaku Osei, Umar Bashiru, Sadiq Alhassan, Yaw Acheampong, Kwame Boateng, Emmanuel Agyemang Duah, Diawise Taylor.
Hearts of Oak’s
Benjamin Mensah GK, Fatawu Mohammed ©, Raddy Ovuoka, Nuru Suley, Caleb Amankwah, Benjamin Affutu, Salifu Ibrahim, Afriyie Barnieh, Victor Aidoo, Abdul Manaf, Patrick Razak.
Predictions: Both teams to score // Under 3.5 // Hearts win
Centre ref: Jacob Aduntera
Assistants: Isaac Nyamekye and Stephen Balanguena
Fourth ref: Akudzi Martins
Match commissioner: Charles Darkwah
Broadcasting channel: Startimes Adepa channel 24/7
Time: 3:00pm (13:00GMT)
By: Christopher Sededzi Kwame