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Asante Kotoko vrs Berekum Chelsea – Tale of the tapes


Few games have the potential of determining the season’s champions. The Asante Kotoko vs Berekum Chelsea encounter at the Babayara Stadium on Wednesday, 14th December 2011 is by every means a title decide.

Ahead of this crucial encounter, I compare the historical and current performance of both clubs and draw conclusions on how the three points at stake will be split between these two Ghanaian giants.

Emmanuel Clottey of Berekum Chelsea

Historically, Asante Kotoko have had the upper hand over Berekum Chelsea. Asante Kotoko has won 3 of the 6 encounters between these clubs since Berekum Chelsea joined the elite division in the 2008/09 season. Berekum Chelsea on the other hand have won twice and one of the games ended in a draw.

In terms head-to-head goals scored, Asante Kotoko have beaten Berekum Chelsea by 7-5. Last season however, Berekum Chelsea turned the heat on Asante Kotoko; beating them home and away.

Whereas the home side, Asante Kotoko, will have revenge on mind, the visitors will seek to extend their dominance. But with what streak of performance (this season) do both clubs bring to this match?

Berekum Chelsea are slightly ahead of Asante Kotoko in terms of form run. Since Match Day 6, Berekum Chelsea have not lost a game but Asante Kotoko who have lost once. Asante Kotoko have more to show on the league table as they are 2 clear points ahead of Berekum Chelsea.

Asante Kotoko are doing better than Berekum Chelsea in the attacking department. They have scored 2 more goals than Berekum Chelsea. While Asante Kotoko have scored in 8 of the 10 games played so far, Berekum Chelsea have scored in 7. Seven players have scored all of Asante Kotoko’s 16 goals while 6 players have contributed Berekum Chelsea’s 14 goals. There appear to be more scoring depth at Chelsea because 3 of their players have scored more than 2 goals, while only 2 players of Kotoko have scored 2 more goals.

Berekum Chelsea are narrowly ahead of Asante Kotoko defensively. They have conceded 5 goals compared to the 6 goals conceded by Asante Kotoko. By way of clean sheets, Asante Kotoko have kept one more clean sheet than Berekum Chelsea. One of the secrets of Kotoko is their goal keeper Soulama Abdoulai who have started in all 10 games. Berekum Chelsea have on the other hand not found the best fit goal keeper. Collins Addo started a couple of game before Ernest Sowah played the next three games. Abubakar Iddrissu has taken over since. So, Iddrisu and Abdoulai will hold the key to winning this all-important encounter.

From the aforementioned comparison, one can see how close this game will be. Recent history may favour Berekum Chelsea, but Asante Kotoko have done slightly better for themselves this season and should therefore have a narrow victory. Beyond the current good run of Kotoko, they should have the home advantage with their ever-intimidating Fabulous Fans in full attendance.

PROBABLE LINE UPS

ASANTE KOTOKO: Soulama Abdulai (GK), Baba Abdul Rahman, Ahmed Toure, Michael Akuffo, Henry Ohene-Brenya, David Offei, Daniel Nii Adjei, Yaw Frimpong, Awal Mohammed, Nathaniel Asamoah, Afranie Yeboah. Coach: Maxwell Konadu

BEREKUM CHELSEA: Abubakar Iddrisu (GK) Prince. Anokye, Jackson Owusu, Mussa Mohammed, Awudu Moro, Samuel Kyere, Kpodo Edward, Emmanuel Clottey, Awako Gladson, Solomon Asante. Coach: Hans van der Plume

CRITERIA ASANTE KOTOKO BEREKUM CHELSEA
Head-to-head: All games scores

7

5

Head-to-head: Total wins

3

2

League: Games played

10

10

League: Form (last 5 games)

D-D-W-W-W

W-L-W-D-W

Points accumulated

21

19

League: Goals scored

16

14

League: Goals conceded

6

5

League: Clean sheet

5

4

League: Games scored in

8

7

League: Goal difference

+10

+9

Players to watch

Daniel Nii Adjei (MF)

Emmanuel Clottey (ST)

Nathaniel Asamoah of Asante Kotoko

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