Asante Kotoko vs Karela lineups, 3 predictions – Ghana Premier League

Asante Kotoko vs Karela lineups, 3 predictions – Ghana Premier League
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Asante Kotoko will welcome Karela to Baba Yara Sports Stadium in a Ghana Premier League clash on Sunday. Kick-off is set at 6 PM, 1 October 2023.

Kotoko come into this match on the back of a 2-1 loss to Bibiani Gold Stars last week, they will be looking to pick up their first win of the season.

On the other hand, Karela visit the Baba Yara after a 3-1 comfortable win against Berekum Chelsea which was the club's first win of this campaign.

After two matches for both teams, Kotoko are 17th on the table, while Karela are 3rd. Which of these teams will come out on top?

Asante Kotoko players while training
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Asante Kotoko vs Karela probable lineups

This is how we think both teams will line up in this match:

Asante Kotoko

Goalkeeper: Frederick Asare
Defenders: Andrews Ntim, Henry Ansu, John Tedeku, Augustine Agyapong.
Midfielders: Shadrack Addo, Rocky Dwamena, Kalo Outtara, Yusif Nurudeen.
Forwards: Steven Mukwala, George's Mfegwe.

Karela

Goalkeeper: Ganiu Abdul
Defenders: Fatau Mohammed, Abdul-Rahman Yaya, Samuel Arthur.
Midfielders: Maxwell Agyemang, Kharim Abdul Ayeh, Mohammed Asigre, Maxwell Arthur.
Forwards: Evans Adomako Wiredu, Kumi Attah, George Amonoo.

Asante Kotoko vs Karela confirmed lineups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Asante Kotoko vs Karela predictions

Prediction 1: Karela to win or draw

Prosper Ogun's outfit have not been convincing in their first two games of the season; they've only managed one point from the available six, and have not won in their last four games. Kotoko have not beaten Karela in their last four meetings while, and Karela have won three of their last four games. The visitors are better equipped to come out with at least a draw except they play very badly.

Prediction 2: Karela to score first

It'll interest you to know that Karela have scored first in all of their last five Ghana Premier League fixtures, a run extending to last campaign. On the other hand, Kotoko have not found the back of the net in three out of the last four games they've played since the previous season. Karela are recently coming off a 3-1 win and they should be in good spirits to draw the first blood in this encounter.

Prediction 3: Under 2.5 total goals

Granted, both teams are coming from over 2.5 results in their last games in the league. As a matter of fact, all of Karela's last four games have been high scoring, but it should come to mind that Asante Kotoko have conceded just one time in their last five games, all of them ended in low-scoring note. Furthermore, the very last four meetings between these teams have also gone under 2.5. From these available stats, we don't think this game will have as much goals.

Asante Kotoko vs Karela Head-to-Head

In a run dating back to May 2018, both teams have met 8 times. Karela won 2 games, while Asante Kotoko won 3 games. 3 games ended in a draw.

Asante Kotoko recent form

Kotoko played out a goalless draw with Heart of Lions in their opening match of the season, and followed that up with a 2-1 loss away at Bibiani.

Karela recent form

Karela opened their GPL account with a loss away at Legon Cities, but have recovered from that to register a 3-1 first win of the season against Berekum Chelsea last week.

Where to watch Asante Kotoko vs Karela live

Football fans in Ghana will be able to watch the Asante Kotoko vs Karela Ghana Premier League game on StarTime, Max TV and both teams' Facebook page.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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