Match Preview: Liberty Professionals vs Asante Kotoko- Hosts determined to stop Porcupine Warriors in Dansoman

Published on: 30 May 2018
Match Preview: Liberty Professionals vs Asante Kotoko- Hosts determined to stop Porcupine Warriors in Dansoman
Liberty Professionals

Liberty Professionals are in their positive elements as they entertain Asante Kotoko SC at the Carl Reindorf park on Wednesday aiming at climbing up the league log.

The Scientific Soccer Lads are fresh from a vital away victory over Bechem United last week.

They beat the Hunters 2-1 with ten men at the Nana Fosu Gyeabour park to move out of the relegation zone.

The Dansoman based lads are currently on the 12th position with 15 points. They are three points above the drop zone.

Reginald Asante Boateng and his boys are going into this crunchy fixture with a morale booster from their FA Cup away win last Saturday against division one outfit Vision FC.

Edwin Tuffour Frimpong is tipped to face his former club to mark his home debut after he rejoined the Scientific Soccer Lads.

Augustine Arhinful could also be making his first bow at home on Wednesday if chosen by the coach.

Workaholic midfielder Simon Zibo is back from suspension to play against the Porcupine Warriors on Wednesday.

He was sent off last week against Bechem and served it last weekend in the cup fixture.

Asante Kotoko SC's clear outs of some first team players seemed to be paying off after recording back to back victories in the premiership and FA Cup.

Last Wednesday at the Babayara stadium, the Porcupine Warriors ended Elmina Sharks FC's ten matches unbeaten run by seeing them off with a 2-0 scoreline.

The followed it with a progression to the round of 32 in the FA Cup after eliminating third tier side Bepong Storm Academy on a 6-5 penalty shootouts after a scoreless draw in normal time.

The Red fraternity will be levelled on points with leaders Medeama SC if they come out from the Carl Reindorf park with a win.

Recording a victory on Wednesday will see the Porcupine Warriors go three wins in a row for the first time since June/July last year.

Best player in the Red shirt so far in the season, Felix Annan is set to return to the posts on Wednesday after sitting out of last Sunday's FA Cup fixture.

Daniel Darkwah has recovered from a shoulder injury and is available for selection on Wednesday against the Scientific Soccer Lads.

Right back and captain Amos Frimpong is expected to make return to the team for midweek's encounter.

New boy Samuel Frimpong is ruled out of the match due to an injury he sustained against Elmina Sharks FC last week.

MATCH FACTS 

Head To Head

Total league meetings = 34

Liberty Professionals wins = 7

Drawn matches = 5

Asante Kotoko SC wins = 22

✓ Liberty Professionals have recorded only one loss in their last five matches in the premier league.

(W2 D2 L1)

✓ Asante Kotoko SC have been defeated just twice in their last six fixtures in the premier league.

(W3 D1 L2)

✓ Liberty Professionals have lost only two of their last ten home matches in the premier league.

(W6 D2 L2)

✓ Asante Kotoko SC have won only one of their last ten premier league matches as the travellers.

(W1 D1 L8)

✓ Liberty Professionals have managed just two wins against Asante Kotoko SC in their last six clashes in the premiership.

(W2 D0 L4)

✓ Asante Kotoko SC have been able to record four victories from their last seven trips to Liberty Professionals in the league.

(W4 D0 L3)

✓ Liberty Professionals have kept just two clean sheets in their six home fixtures in the premier league this campaign.

✓ Asante Kotoko SC have only one clean sheet out of their last ten away matches in the premier league.

By Nuhu Adams

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