Preview: Kotoko face New Edubiase in Ashanti derby
Asante Kotoko will take on New Edubiase United on Friday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi on match day 17 of the First Capital Plus Premier League.
New Edubiase are 15 on the league league log with 19 points, with Kotoko too not doing so well this season, having amassed 22 points and are lying 9 on the league table.
The league champions have won 3, drawn 4 and lost 1 of their 8 home league games this season, whereas New Edubiase United have lost 6, drawn 1 and won 1 of their 8 away league games: ironically their only away win came against Hearts of Oak and Kotoko's only home loss came against Hearts of Oak too.
Kotoko suffered a 3-1 humiliating defeat at Kpando to Heart of Lions, which is their worst result this season and New Edubiase were held to a goalless draw by Gt. Olympics at the Len Clay, Sports Stadium, Obuasi.
Head to head
These two sides have played against each other in 11 league games, with Kotoko having won 3, lost 2 and drawn 1 against New Edubiase.
Kotoko have had 5 league home encounters against the Adansi based side and they have won 2, lost 1, with 2 ending in draws.
Last season Kotoko defeated New Eduiase 1-0 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium
The first leg between them at Obuasi this season ended one all.