Hearts of Oak travel to Aiyinase in the Ellembele District in the Western region to face Karela United in a matchday 23 game in the 2022/23 Ghana Premier League.
The Phobians, 21-time league winners, are unbeaten under new manager David Dickson Ocloo – W2 D1 L0.
However, the Phobians have not won any of their last 5 meetings against Karela United and face an uphill task to defeat the Passion and Pride boys.
Only 5 goals have been scored in the last 5 meetings between the two sides.
The former African champions have scored only 2 goals in their last 5 games against Karela United.
The capital club have won just once in their all-time meeting with Karela United – that came during the NC Special Competition on 15th May 2019 when they secured a 1-0 victory thanks to a Christopher Bonney 74th-minute penalty at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Meanwhile, the Rainbow club are without a win in their last 3 away games – W0 D1 L2. – They lost to RTU and Great Olympics while drawing 1-1 with Gold Stars.
The Phobians have played 5 times against Karela United the away side without winning any of them and scoring just 2 goals in the process.
Karela United, however, have recorded 3 wins out of those 5 meetings, scoring six goals in the process.
Karela United have played 11 home games this season – 7 wins, 2 draws, and 2 losses – Accra Lions and King Faisal are the only sides to have beaten Karela at home this season.
Prediction: Karela United or draw.