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GPL Preview: Kotoko vs Eleven Wonders

The Baba Yara stadium will be the venue when Asante Kotoko plays against newly-promoted side Techiman Eleven Wonders in week four of the Ghana Premier League (GPL).

The Porcupine Warriors have so far had a mixed campaign, having recorded a win, a draw and a loss in their opening three league games.

The 22-time champions fell to a narrow 0-1 loss to Medeama in mid-week and will be hoping to swiftly bounce back to winning ways.

However, in Eleven Wonders they face a side that has so far exceeded expectations in their debut campaign. The newly-promoted side are unbeaten in the league, having won once and drawn two games.

After holding Hearts of Oak to a 1-1 stalemate on the opening day of the season, the Techiman-based side followed it up with another impressive 1-1 away draw at fellow GPL newbies Karela FC.

The club then recorded their first ever win in the top flight by defeating Bechem United by three goals to one (3-1) to move onto 6th on the league table.

That Eleven Wonders are currently above both Hearts of Oak and Kotoko typifies the impressive nature of their performances this season.

Kotoko will definitely start as favourites, as they boast more quality and squad depth than their opponents. However, underrating Eleven Wonders would be at their own peril.

The Techiman-based have already played two away games this season and, on both occasions, have come out unscathed.

But against Kotoko, they face perhaps their biggest test yet and it should be a measure what is to be expected from both clubs this season.

STATISTICS

Kotoko have not lost in their last two games against Eleven Wonders in all competitions, both games were played in 2016.

Kotoko have picked up four points after Match Day 3 in the league this season, three points fewer than what they had at this stage last season.

Eleven Wonders have scored the most goals (5), among the three newly promoted sides after MD3.

(Stats via @Ghpllive)

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