Statistics and preview: Lions to roar at Hearts


Head to head
-They have played 22 league games, with Hearts winning 11, losing 6 and drawing 5.

-The Phobians went undefeated in their first 8 league games against Kpando Heart of Lions (W7, D1)

-Lions first ever league win over Hearts came in the 2007/08 season, when they whipped them 2 nil at Kpando.

-At Kpando, Hearts of Oak have won 5, lost 3 and drawn 3 of their 11 games against Heart of Lions in the league.

-Heart of Lions had the better part of Hearts of Oak last season; drew one all at Kpando, but succeeded beating the ‘Continental club masters’ in Accra, but Phobians had a sweet revenge in the pre-season GHALCA top-4, when they knocked them out by drawing in the first leg, before they won the second leg.

Heart of Lions
-Heart of Lions began the current league season struggling, especially in away games, but have found their feet and have gone unbeaten in the last 4 games in the ongoing league.

-They handed WA All Stars, their first home defeat on match day 7.

-They are lying 5 on the league log with 3 wins, 2 defeats and 2 losses.

-The Kpando lads have won 2 and drawn 1 of their 3 home games.

-They finished last season as the runners-up of the First Capital Plus Premier League, but opted out of the CAF Confederations Cup.

-Osman Muntaka, is Lions’ top scorer with 2 goals in the ongoing league

-Former League top scorer, Sam Yeboah registered his name on the league scorers sheet by scoring the only goal that broke the hearts of the Wa faithful.

Hearts of Oak
-The Phobians are having a poor season, having won 2, lost 3 and drawn 2 of their 7 league games and are just 2 places above the relegation zone.

-Hearts of Oak were surprised by New Edubiase in their last league game, when they lost 2-1 at home; however they got to winning ways with a home win over AS Police in the CAF Confederations Cup.

-Gilbert Fiamenyo is the top scorer of the Phobians, with 5 goals, but has failed to score in his last 5 competitive games.

-Selassie Adjei, the former Amidaus Professionals marksman, who scored Hearts’ lone goal against Kotoko, again got the only goal in their win against AS Police last week-end.

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