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Liberty eye double over Hearts of Oak in Accra

Preview of the Ghana Premier League game between Liberty Professionals and Hearts of Oak.

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The Dansoman based side lost 1-0 in their match day 16 to Dwarfs at the Cape Coast stadium on Sunday while Hearts of Oak laboured to beat Premier League debutantes Dreams FC 1-0.

Liberty in the first round (match day 14) outplayed and beat the Phobians 1-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium and they will be eyeing another win against the former Premier League champions.

But the Phobians who will be led by their new coach Sergio Traguil will like to exact revenge against Liberty Professionals but before achieving that feat they must play above themselves.

The Scientific Soccer lads are now at the 7 position on the log sheet with 24 points while Hearts of Oak are 2 on the table with 29 points – two points behind the league leaders Wa All Stars.

One of the best players for Liberty Ebo Mends ahead of Wednesday’s duel spoke to Pulse.com.gh.

“It is a game we want to win, we won the first game and definitely they will be seeking for revenge but we also need the points badly,” Mends said

“Last Sunday we failed to grab a win against Dwarfs so we have to make amends in our game against Hearts of Oak.

“We are not going to underrate them, we are unperturbed that the game is coming off in Accra, we have always played well against Hearts of Oak in Accra,” he added

With the Phobians aiming to consolidate their aforementioned position or leapfrog Wa All Stars, their midfielder Sabbah Laryea is confident of a win against Liberty.

“I’m optimistic of a win against Liberty, we lost the first round game to them and we have to revenge that loss,” Laryea told Pulse.com.gh

“Our win against Dreams FC last Sunday serves as a morale booster for ahead of the upcoming game, we are at the second position and our target is to go top of the table so the three points is our target.”

Match Facts

Liberty have played Hearts of Oak 33 times since the Dansoman based club got promoted to the Ghana Premier League in 1999. The Scientific Soccer lads have recorded 9 wins as against Hearts of Oak’s 19 wins, 5 games have ended in stalemate.

81 goals have been scored in this fixture, Liberty have scored 32 goals while the Phobians have netted 49 goals.

Season Results

1999

Hearts 2:0 LibertyLiberty 0:1 Hearts

2000

Hearts 4:2 LibertyLiberty 3:2 Hearts

2001

Hearts 4:2 LibertyLiberty 1:3 Hearts

2002

Liberty 1:2 Hearts Hearts 0:1 Liberty

2003

Liberty 1:1 HeartsHearts 3:1 Liberty

2004

Hearts 3:0 Liberty Libery 3:0 Hearts

2005 / 2006

Liberty 0:1 Hearts Hearts 1:0 Liberty

2006 / 2007

Hearts 1:1 LibertyLiberty 0:0 Hearts

2007 / 2008

Hearts 1:0 LibertyLiberty 1:2 Hearts

2008 / 2009

Hearts 3:1 Liberty Liberty 0:0 Hearts

2009 / 2010

Liberty 0:1 Hearts Hearts 2:3 Liberty

2010 / 2011

Hearts 0:1 Liberty

2011 / 2012

Liberty 2:0 Hearts Hearts 0:1 Liberty

2012 / 2013

Hearts 2:0 LibertyLiberty 1:3 Hearts

2013 / 2014

Hearts 2:0 Liberty Liberty 3:1 Hearts

2014 / 2015

Hearts 1: 1 Liberty

Liberty 0:1 Hearts

2015/ 2016

Hearts 0: 1 Liberty

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