Asante Kotoko vs Heart of Lions returns to our TV screens as both teams resume hostilities in the Ghana Premier League on Sunday evening. Kick-off is 6 PM at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
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Asante Kotoko will be looking to have a better finish to the league this season, having finished in 4th place last campaign, with their eyes firmly set on picking their first three points of the season at home.
Meanwhile, the newly promoted Heart of Lions will fight to remain in the GPL, having been relegated from the top flight since 2015. However, they'll have to be at their best against an Asante Kotoko side who are potential league contenders.
Asante Kotoko vs Heart of Lions predicted lineups
Here are our predicted lineups for this Ghana Premier League clash:
Goalkeeper: Frederick Asare
Defenders: Augustine Agyapong, Maxwell Agyemang, Andrews Kwadwo Appau, John Tedeku
Midfielders: Enock Morrison, Sherif Mohammed, Richard Boadu, Shadrack Addo
Forwards: Georges Mfegue, Solomon Safo-Taylor
Heart of Lions
Goalkeeper: Thomas Kwabena Osae
Defenders: Hennessy, Abdul Musa, Abdul Ocansey, Prince Ofori
Midfielders: Philip Kekyi, Samuel Boamah, Ismael Addo, Dickson Sakabutu
Forwards: Benson Kofi, Mustapha Yakubu
Asante Kotoko vs Heart of Lions confirmed lineups
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Asante Kotoko vs Heart of Lions predictions
Both teams last met in 2015 and a lot has happened since then, but this encounter promises to be a cracking one as Heart of Lions are on a mission to prove that their Division One League win wasn't a fluke.
Prediction 1: Asante Kotoko to Win
Dubbed as the Giant Killers, Heart of Lions will face this game with heads held high and will be keen to avoid defeat in their first game in the Ghana Premier League since 2015.
However, their last visit to Asante Kotoko was humiliating; they suffered a 4-0 loss to the Porcupine Warriors. Although Heart of Lions have the better h2h, we still fancy the home side to emerge victorious in this game.
Prediction 2: Both Teams to Score
It's worth mentioning that Fatawu Salifu Kiyoyo's team have scored in five of six encounters with Kotoko.
They have proven to be a hard nut to crack for the home side; while they're coming as the underdogs, let's expect them to find the back of the net along with Kotoko.
Prediction 3: Over 2.5 Total Goals
The last three matches between Asante Kotoko and Heart of Lions have averaged three goals on two occasions.
It's also important to point out that both teams have scored eight goals each in this fixture; with battles set to resume once more between them, we fancy a high-scoring game as both teams lock horns on Sunday evening.
Asante Kotoko vs Heart of Lions Head-to-Head
In a head-to-head dating back to 2012, these teams have met six times in the past; Heart of Lions won three games, Asante Kotoko won two and one game ended in a draw. Bear in mind, this fixture last took place in 2015.
How Asante Kotoko and Heart of Lions Fared Last Campaign
Asante Kotoko finished in 4th place, eight points behind league winners Medeama SC who obtained 60 points to emerge champions.
On the other hand, Hearts of Lions are one of three teams who gained promotion from the Division One League into the 2023/24 Ghana Premier League.
Where to watch Asante Kotoko vs Heart of Lions in Ghana
Asante Kotoko vs Heart of Lions clash will be broadcast live on StarTimes and Max TV for football fans across Ghana. Fans can tune in 30 minutes from time to watch the match build-up analysis and expert opinions from journalists and pundits.
This article was most recently revised and updated 6 days ago