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[GPL MATCH PREVIEW]: Olympics draw inspiration from their opening fixture as they face Legon Cities in a regional derby

The media banter between these two clubs especially after Legon Cities lost 1-3 to Asante Kotoko at their own backyard last season was a gas lighter that bust open a bag full of hilarious moments on twitter in build-up to their week 10 encounter which eventually ended 1-1.

These two clubs are once again meeting at the Accra Sports Stadium much earlier and with less tension as they both seek to build on their opening day stalemates.

Great Olympics looks to be brimming with enormous confidence after surprising pundits and analysts by picking a point from the Akoon Park in Tarkwa against Medeama – one of the favourite clubs to clinch the 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League.

The Royals, on the hand, came from a goal down in their game against Berekum Chelsea to draw one all.

The last nine (9) encounters between them dating back to Dec 30th, 2017 has resulted in four victories for Legon Cities (formerly of Wa All Stars) and three (3) wins for the home side, while two (2) matches have ended in stalemates. In all those ties, 25 goals have been produced with Olympics claiming 13 goals as the remaining 12 goes to Legon Cities.

The ‘Oly Dade’ boys have been woeful at home in their last five (5) games – losing a maximum of three game (3) while chalking two (2) wins, scoring five (5) and conceding the same amount of goals.

Cities, on the contrary, have lost three (3) and drawn two (2) in their last five (5) away matches, conceding a whopping nine (9) goals and scoring two goals.

Olympics home record hasn’t been impressive, likewise the away form of their visitors, which largely pegs the match as a game of two equals.

Despite the heavy inclusion on the side of Legon Cities during the summer transfer, it is yet to bear fruit and show on the scoresheet.

It is still unlikely Asamoah Gyan will feature in the game after missing their opening fixture against Chelsea due to lack of match fitness. Nonetheless, the rest of the squad will be looking to build on their previous game to shock the home side on the day.

The match come off at 6pm at the Accra Sports Stadium and will be live StarTimes decoder Adepa Channel.

 

By: Kofi Amoah

Twitter: @milikykophy

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