Week five of the Ghana Premier League promises to be exciting, and one of the top games to watch is Nations vs Asante Kotoko.
The two teams have varying results this season. One of the two sides is challenging for the title while the other is fighting for survival.
Nations FC are two places above the relegation zone with four points from as many matches.
The Abrankese-based side have a monumental battle on their hands as goal difference separates them from the bottom three. Nations FC have the same number of points as the bottom five teams in the GPL.
The Nations vs Asante Kotoko tie will be a massive test for the side, who are looking for their second win of the season.
So, what do we expect from the Nations vs Asante Kotoko tie?
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Nations vs Asante Kotoko Possible Lineups
Ousmane Sanon, Emmanuel Boahene, Isaac Botchway, Nafiu Sulemana, Agyemang Emmanuel, Charles Bosompem, Kwame Boakye, Barimah Baah, Amidou Diarra, Prince Acquah, Razak Simpson
Danlad Ibrahim, Augustine Agyapong, Nana Benyin Amoah, Henry Ansu, Nurudeen Mohammed, Andrews Ntim Manu, Peter Acquah Amidu, Sherif Mohammed, Kalo Quattara, Richmond Lamptey, George Mfegue Rodriguez
Nations vs Asante Kotoko Predictions
Both sides to score
Nations FC have shown good home form. They are yet to lose any game at home. The newly promoted side won one and drew the other.
Against Asante Kotoko, they will need to up their game against a side that s resilient in defending. The sixth-placed, two-time CAF Champions League winners are looking for their third win of the season.
Asante Kotoko has scored in every game they have played this season.
Expect both sides to score.
The game to end in a draw
Asante has not scored more than one goal in any of the GPL games they’ve played this term. The Porcupines are expected to score, but can they keep Nations FC strikers at bay?
They have one away win in two, losing 2 – 1 to Bibiani Gold Stars. With Nations FC still finding their feet in the GPL, Kotoko could take advantage to secure a win.
However, Nations FC has a mean defence and has not let in more than one goal per game this season.
Though they have not scored more than a goal this season, Asante Kotoko could be pushed to score more than once to get three points.
However, it is a tall ask of the two-time Champions League winners. Can they score more than once this season? It is a big question begging for answers.
The Nations vs Asante Kotoko tie looks like a low-scoring affair.
Nations vs Asante Kotoko Head-to-Head
Newly promoted side Nations FC will clash with Asante Kotoko for the first time.
Nations FC last matches
1 – 0
1 – 1
2 – 0
1 – 0
Asante Kotoko last matches
1 – 0
0 – 1
1 – 1
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2 – 1
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