The curtain raiser in the Ghana Premier League will see Real Tamale United vs Hearts of Oak trade tackles at Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium on 15 September 2023. The match kicks off at 6:30 PM local time.
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This clash will be the first in line for both teams who are looking to perform better than they did last season, as these teams finished outside of the top nine on 11th and 12th respectively.
The home side will be eager to start the season on a good note and continue their dominance over the visitors in recent times, while Hearts of Oak will fight to end their bad run against the host. It'll be interesting to see how it turns out at the end of 90 minutes as fans look forward to a great game.
Real Tamale United vs Hearts of Oak probable lineups
Here are our probable lineups for this Ghana Premier League curtain raiser:
Real Tamale United
Goalkeeper: Osei Yaw
Defenders: Abdul Fatawu, Jorge Renchi, Matthew Abayase, Mohammed Abdulai
Midfielders: Mohammed Alhassan, Junior Hussein Bilal, Mustapha Fuseini, Idrissu Gadafi
Forwards: Emmanuel Maidawa, Ronald Frimpong
Hearts of Oak
Goalkeeper: Richard Attah
Defenders: Dennis Korsah, Robert Addo, Francis Adjetey, Samuel Inkoom
Midfielders: Benjamin Nana Yeboah, Seidu Suraj, Enock Asubonteng, Linda Mtange
Forwards: Albert Eonde, Yaw Amankwa Baafi
Real Tamale United vs Hearts of Oak confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Real Tamale United vs Hearts of Oak predictions
This Ghana Premier League fixture has been a fascinating one in the past that has entertained fans, and we anticipate it will continue this time around.
Prediction 1: Real Tamale United to Emerge Victorious
Baba Nuhu Mallam's side have won the last three encounters between these teams. As a matter of fact, Hearts of Oak are yet to score in their last two visits to the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium. With such dominance over Hearts, backing Real Tamale to take all three points looks like a safe bet.
Prediction 2: First Half Goal
The last three meetings between both teams saw goals scored in the first half on two occasions. It's also important to point out that both teams have been involved in matches that produced goals in the first half in two of their last three respective outings in the league coming into this clash. Going by these, we're fairly confident in seeing at least one goal before the break in this skirmish.
Prediction 3: Over 2.5 Total Goals
Previous matches between Real Tamale and Hearts of Oak have averaged three goals while both teams scoring has happened 50% of the time. The very last meeting ended with the following result: Hearts of Oak 1-2 Real Tamale. Having these in mind, this game looks set to be another both teams scoring affair which increases the likelihood of this clash going over 2.5 goals.
How Real Tamale United and Hearts of Oak Fared Last Season
Real Tamale and Hearts of Oak finished 11th and 12th respectively in the Ghana Premier League last season. These two teams had the same point tally of 34 with Real Tamale boasting a better goal difference over Hearts. They'll both be eager to finish in the top half of the table this season.
Real Tamale United vs Hearts of Oak Head-to-Head
These two teams have met six times in the last several seasons based on the data that we have of them. The head to head record shows that out of the six meetings they've had, Real Tamale City has won three times and Hearts of Oak has won 2 times; while one fixture between Real Tamale and Hearts of Oak has ended in a draw.
Where to watch Real Tamale United vs Hearts of Oak in Ghana
Real Tamale City vs Hearts of Oak clash will be broadcast live on StarTimes and Max TV for fans across Ghana.
StarTimes will begin with the match build-up broadcast before the actual kick-off. Fans can tune in to watch, relax themselves and get ready before the action begins.
This article was most recently revised and updated 6 days ago