Mantse Derby: Who owns Accra? Who are the landlords and who are the tenants?: Team news, match facts, predicted lineups and more

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Ghana Premier League holders Hearts of Oak will face biggest rivals Great Olympics at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.

The Phobians have struggled this season and have failed to replicate the performance that saw them win the Premier League title last season, but they come into this game brimming with confidence following a 1-0 victory against King Faisal last weekend:

Great Olympics have also struggled to replicate last season’s form. The Dade boys have been inconsistent this season. Last time out in the league, they were 2-0 losers in the hands of Asante Kotoko in Kumasi. However, they can pick inspiration from the fact that they haven’t lost any of their last two meetings against Hearts of Oak, picking 4 points.

Head to Head

• This will be the 93rd meeting between the two sides. Hearts of Oak have won 40 of the 92 meetings, Great Olympics have won 22 and the remaining 30 games ended in draws (excluding truncated seasons, 1966 and 2019/20)

• Hearts of Oak have won 7 of their last 11 meetings against Great Olympics, drawing 3 and losing 1.

Team news

Hearts of Oak

Hearts of Oak will have nearly a full house for this game. Marquee signing Sulley Muntari is reportedly in the match day squad and is likely to make his debut. Skipper Mohammed Fatawu who was suspended by the club has finished serving his suspension and he’s available for selection.

Youngster Salim Adams will be out of this game due the accumulation of yellow cards. New signee Dennis Korsah is likely to be left out for this one. Long term absentee Abdul-Aziz Nurudeen is likely to be named in the matchday squad for the first time since February 2021.

Predicted lineup

Great Olympics

Great Olympics have nearly a full team available for this clash. Youngster Samuel Abbey Quaye who was recently in Switzerland for trails with FC Basel is likely to be involved in this game after rejoining the team earlier this week.

Predicted lineup

Kick of time and where to watch

The game will kick off at 15:00 GMT and will be telecasted StarTimes Adepa channel.

Match Officials

Maxwell Hanson has been appointed as Referee for this game. He will be assisted by Ato Yawson (Assistant I), Pascal Mawusi (Assistant II) and Jacob Aduntera (Fourth Official).

Andrews Derry will be the Match Commissioner and Sena Richards will be the Venue Media Officer.

Prediction

Just as every Mantse derby has been, this game is expected to be a tight one. But Hearts of Oak have a slight advantage with their home advantage and recent form. The Phobians have won 3 of their last 5 games, drawn 1 and lost 1, whiles Great Olympics have drawn 3, lost 1 and won 1.

Hearts of Oak 1-0 Great Olympics

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