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Hearts of Oak vs Karela: Our top betting tips
Karela could move level on points with Hearts of Oak here. Will they grab the win they need? Find out with our Hearts of Oak vs Karela match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
A home win
Karela United's results on the road have been quite different from their results at home; while they are unbeaten in 15 home games, Karela United have suffered eight losses in 15 games away from home. In fact, Karela United managed just two wins in 15 road games this season; they'll be going up against a Hearts of Oak side that lost just once at home this campaign. Additionally, it's worth noting that Hearts of Oak have no losses in their last seven games, and they've won four of their last five games; all things considered, Hearts of Oak should win this game.
Both teams will score
These are two teams that have been very consistent when it comes to scoring goals; Hearts of Oak scored in all of their last seven games, while Karela United found the net in nine of their last 10 games. Conversely, both teams have conceded their fair share of goals; as Hearts of Oak kept just one clean sheet in their last four games, while Karela United have seen their defence breached in 10 of their last 13 games. Both teams scored in four of Hearts of Oak's last six, and three of Karela United's last four games; with this in mind, we should expect both teams to score.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Hearts of Oak vs Karela
Hearts of Oak could close gap on the league leaders
This game could be a big one in Hearts of Oak's season. Karela are just three points behind their hosts meaning an away win would level the duo up and put a big dent in the Hearts of Oak ambition. The flip side of that is a home win puts them second and just six points off top.
Hearts of Oak have been on fire the past couple of weeks; they've won their last two, and four of their last five games in all competitions. In fact, Hearts of Oak have no losses in their last seven games, and they've lost just one of their last 12 games; they'll hope to string up three consecutive wins for the first time this year.
Hearts of Oak Predicted lineup – Attah, Alhassan, Inkoom, Sumaila, Korsah, Abu, Muntari, Awako, Asubonteng, Afriyie, Junior
Karela United have had some mixed results recently; they have two wins, two draws and a loss in their last five games. Karela United will take a trip to the Accra Sports Stadium on Monday; they'll hope to take all three points from this game.
Karela Predicted lineup – Seidu, Randolf, Osei, Okran, Addai, Bashiru, Owusu, Ayeh, Flamini, Kumi, Oppong.
A quickfire FAQ on Hearts of Oak vs Karela
- Where is the match being hosted? – Accra Sports Stadium
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Hearts of Oak
- What time does the match kick off? 4 PM GMT