Statistics and preview: Hearts engage Liberty in regional derby

Hearts seek a win against Liberty Professionals to boost them in their week-end game against their archrivals Asante Kotoko

Head to head
-They have played against each other in 30 league games.

-Hearts have won 18, lost 8 and drawn 4 of their 30 league games against Liberty Professionals.

-Last season’s encounters between these sides ended a win a piece.

-Hearts have played 15 home league games against Liberty, winning 10, drawing 1 and losing 4.

-There isn’t much difference when Hearts play home to Liberty Professionals at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium, Accra, because numerous of Liberty’s home matches have happened on this same ground.

Current form and team news
Hearts of Oak
-The Phobians return to Accra after two-match home ban

-They are placed 12th on the league log, with 1 win, 2 defeats and a draw in 4 games.

-Hearts’ two matches’ home away from home ended in a win and a draw, beating newly promoted WAFA at Sogakope and drawing two all with Medeama at the Essipong Sports Stadium.

-They have a problem holding on to their lead this season, having lost 4 goals to 2 after taking a 2-1 lead and were denied twice after  going up two times in their two all draw to Medeama,  which is contrary to the defensive prowess of Herbert Addo.

-Gilbert Fiamenyo is the leading top scorer in the ongoing Ghana Premier League, with 5 goals, but he failed to score in their 0-1 defeat to Bechem United last week.

Liberty Professionals
-Liberty Professionals started the season on a poor note, losing 0-3 to Hasaacas on match day 1, but are undefeated in their last 3 games.

– The Scientific Soccer lads are 6th on the league table, with 2 wins, a draw and a lose.

-They handed Wa All Stars their first league defeat on match day 4 at the Dansoman Carl Reindorf Park.

-The top scorer of the Scientific Soccer lads Kennedy Ashia, with two goals.

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