Statistics and preview: New Edubiase to battle Ashgold in Adansi


New Edubiase United will engage Ashanti Gold fc on match day 8 of the First Capital Plus Premier League at the Obuasi Len Clay Sports Stadium on Sunday.

Head to head
-Ashgold have won all the six league games they have played at the Len Clay Sports Stadium, Obuasi against the New Edubiase boys. Although, it is a home game for New Edubiase, they have adopted the Len Clay Sports Stadium, owned by the Miners as their home ground for the 2014-15 league season.

-New Edubiase in their first season in the Ghana Premier League in 2009/10 season used Obuasi for their home games and Ashgold capitalized on that to secure a home and away victories over them.

-These sides have met on 11 occasions in competitive games, with Ashgold winning 6, losing 4 and drawing 1.

-Their only competitive game outside the premier league came in the final of the 2012 FA which New Edubiase won by a goal to nil.

-Ashgold have won 6, lost 3 and drawn 1 of the 10 league games played against New Edubiase.

-The 2012 FA Cup champions, ended Ashgold’s 9-match unbeaten streak , last season, with a  2-0 win at the Bekwai Gyamfi Park on match day 10

Current form and team news
New Edubiase
-They started the season on a poor note, obtaining just a point from two games, but have now climbed up to the 9 position on the league log with 3 wins, 3 defeats and a draw.

-They earned their first away victory on match day 7, when they stunned Accra Hearts of Oak by two goals to one.

– Alhassan Nuhu and Fuseini Nuhu, made history by becoming the first twins to score against a single club in the Ghana Premier League, when they got both goals against Hearts of Oak.

-New Edubiase have won 2 and drawn 1 of their 3 home games played at Obuasi this season.

Ashgold
-The Miners, despite playing away to New Edubiase are favourite to win as the game kicks off at their comfortable zone, the Len Clay Sports Stadium. They won their first 7 league games on this same venue last season.

-Ashgold have lost only one Premier League game in 34 matches at Obuasi (W30, D3), which is currently the best amongst the 16 clubs competing in the topflight. They last lost a game at Obuasi on February 15, which is more than a year and have since gone 10 league games undefeated on this same venue.

-The Miners are on top of the league table with 18 points, having won 6 and lost 1 of their 7 games.

-They have won all the 4 games played at the Len Clay Sports Stadium in the ongoing league.

-Bernard Morrison is the leading top scorer of the Miners, with 4 goals.

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