11/20/2022
2022-23 BETPAWA PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEW: ACCRA HEARTS OF OAK VS DREAMS FC
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• The 21-time Champions, Hearts of Oak lock horns with the 2020-21 seventh-place, Dreams FC in the matchday 8 fixture in the 2022-23 Betpawa Premier League at the Accra Sports Stadium on SUNDAY, 20th Nov. 2022 afternoon.

By: Isaac Amponsah (Dr Ike) and Bright Yeboah Taylor (byt)

Predictions: Home win/draw 

• The 2022-23 season of the Ghana League which is the 60th edition since the competition started in 1956 but the 26th edition since the inception of the Ghana Premier League on the 1993-94 season is the 60th appearance for Hearts of Oak while it is the 4th appearance for Dreams FC.
 
• HEAD-TO-HEAD SINCE 2015-16 SEASON.

• 2015-16 season
Dreams FC                            1-1 Hearts of Oak
Hearts of Oak                       1-0 Dreams FC

• 2020-21 season
Hearts of Oak                       3-0 Dreams FC
Sunday, 2nd May, 2021 (Day 22)
Dreams FC                            2-0 Hearts of Oak
Ali Huzaf 54' & Sylvester Simba 90+7
Red card Nuru Sulley (2 yellow cards, 36' & 55')
MVP: Massaudu Abdulai - Dreams FC

• 2021-22 season
Saturday, 25th Dec. 2021 (Day 10)
Dreams FC                            2-2 Hearts of Oak
Ibrahim Issah 44' & Ishmael Dede 82'//Daniel Afriyie Bannie 30' & Salim Adams 90+5
Sunday, 1st May, 2022 (Day 27)
Hearts of Oak                       3-1 Dreams FC 
Daniel Afriyie Barnieh 4', Seidu Suraj 12' & Abdul Jalilu (OG) 49//Agyenim Boateng Mensah 45+1'

Total matches played              - 6
Hearts of Oak wins                  - 3
Goals scored                             - 10
Dreams FC wins                       - 1
Goals scored                             - 6                            
Drawn games                            - 2

• OTHER COMPETITIVE GAMES INCLUDING TRUNCATED LEAGUE. 

• 2016 (Friendly)
Dreams FC                            1-4 Hearts of Oak *** 

• 2018 Ghalca G8 Tournament
21st January, 2018 (Grand-finals)
Venue: Cape Coast Stadium
Hearts of Oak                       1-2 Dreams FC ***

• 2018 season (truncated)
Sunday, 1st April, 2018 (Day 4)
At Cape Coast Stadium
Hearts of Oak                       1-0 Dreams FC
Patrick Razak
MVP: Godfred Kwadwo Asamoah - Dreams FC

• 2019 ST Nettey Cup
24th February 2019
Hearts of Oak                       2-1 Dreams FC

• 2019 NC Special Cup
Sunday, 31st March, 2019 (Day 1)
@ Accra Sports stadium
Hearts of Oak                       1-0 Dreams FC
Kojo Obeng Jnr 
Dreams FC                            1-0 Hearts of Oak

• 2019-20 season (Canceled)
Sunday, 2nd February, 2020 (Day 7)
At the Theater of Dreams
Dreams FC                            0-1 Hearts of Oak ***
Kofi Kordzi 55'
MVP: Joseph Esso - Hearts of Oak

• Dreams FC have been able to win TRICE (3) out of thirteen (13) games played so far against Hearts of Oak in all competitions since 2016. 
W3    D2    L8    GF11    GA20                                                                                       

• CURRENT FORM:   

• Hearts of Oak have won TWICE out of seven (7) games (630 mins) in the GPL (W3   D3   L1   GF7   GA5).

• Hearts of Oak have gone six (6) games (540 mins) in the GPL (W3   D3   GF8   GA4). The last time Hearts of Oak lost a game in the competition was 11th Sept. 2022 in match Day 1 against Aduana FC (1-0).

• Dreams FC have won TWICE out of their last seven (7) games (630 mins) played in the GPL. 
W2     D1   L4   GF4   GA7   

• Dreams FC have gone five (5) games (450 mins) in the GPL without WIN (D1    L4    GF2     GA7). The last time Dreams FC won a game in the competition was 17th Sept. 2022 in match Day 2 against Akyem Kotoku Royals (1-0).

• MATCH FACTS:                                     

• Dreams FC Away games in the 2021-22 season in the GREATER ACCRA REGION in the GPL.
• 21/11/21 Great Olympics 3-3 Dreams FC (Day 4)
• 12/03/22 Accra Lions       1-0 Dreams FC (Day 20)
• 01/05/22 Hearts of Oak   3-1 Dreams FC (Day 27)
• 19/05/22 Legon Cities     2-1 Dreams FC (Day 29)
D1   L3   GF5    GA8    
   
• Hearts of Oak are yet to LOSE Day 8 Home game in the GPL since 1999 season.
2006-07 Hearts of Oak       2-1 Great Olympics
2008-09 Hearts of Oak       2-1 King Faisal
2010-11 Hearts of Oak       3-0 All Stars
2012-13 Hearts of Oak       2-0 Liberty Professionals
2013-14 Hearts of Oak       2-0 Liberty Professionals
2015-16 Hearts of Oak       1-1 WAFA 
2017       Hearts of Oak       1-0 Asante Kotoko
W6    D1   GF13    GA3

• Dreams FC are yet to PLAY Day 8 Away game in the GPL since 2015-16 season.                                

• The first time Hearts of Oak lost @ Home in the GPL since 1999 season is 24th Mar. 1999 in match Day 5 in the 1999 season against Great Olympics (0-1).

- Since then, Hearts have played 294 Home games in the GPL. 
W186   D70   L39   GF520  GA221

• The last time Hearts of Oak lost @ Home in the GPL is 19th Jun. 2022 in match Day 34 in the 2021-22 season against RTU (1-4).

- Since then, Hearts have played 3 Home games (270 mins) in the GPL.
W1     D2    GF3    GA2

• Hearts of Oak have so far lost 40 out of 299 Home games in the GPL since 1999 season.

• Hearts of Oak have so far played 299 Home games in the GPL since 1999 season.
W189   D70   L40   GF524   GA223
 
• The first time Dreams FC won an Away game in the GPL is 21st Feb. 2016 in match Day 1 in the 2015-16 season against Ebusua Dwarfs (0-1).

- Since then, Dreams have played 50 Away games in the GPL.
W7    D15    L28   GF38       GA74

• The last time Dreams FC won an Away game in the GPL is 11th Sept. 2022 in match Day 1 in the 2022-23 season against Bibiani Gold Stars (0-1).

- Since then, Dreams FC have played 2 Away games (180 mins) so far in the GPL.
L2    GF1    GA4

• Dreams FC have so far played 51 Away games in the GPL since 21st Feb. 2016 when they played their first game in the competition.
W8     D15   L28   GF39    GA74

• Hearts of Oak Home matches in the month of NOVEMBER in the GPL since 1999 season.
11/11/01 Hearts of Oak     0-0 Great Olympics
25/11/01 Hearts of Oak     2-0 Dawu Youngsters
06/11/02 Hearts of Oak     4-0 Power FC
05/11/03 Hearts of Oak     1-1 King Faisal
23/11/03 Hearts of Oak     2-0 RTU
07/11/04 Hearts of Oak     2-3 Great Olympics ***
17/11/04 Hearts of Oak     3-2 Power FC
06/11/05 Hearts of Oak     5-1 Kade Hotspurs
01/11/06 Hearts of Oak     2-1 Great Olympics
12/11/06 Hearts of Oak     2-1 Feyenoord
25/11/06 Hearts of Oak     1-0 Tano Bofoakwa
08/11/09 Hearts of Oak     1-0 Edubiase United
22/11/09 Hearts of Oak     2-1 Berekum Chelsea
07/11/10 Hearts of Oak     0-1 Liberty Professionals ***
21/11/10 Hearts of Oak     1-0 Ashanti Gold
06/11/11 Hearts of Oak     2-0 New Edubiase United
20/11/11 Hearts of Oak     0-0 Asante Kotoko
30/11/11 Hearts of Oak     0-0 Aduana FC 
04/11/12 Hearts of Oak     3-2 RTU
25/11/12 Hearts of Oak     2-0 Liberty Professionals
03/11/13 Hearts of Oak     1-1 King Faisal
13/11/13 Hearts of Oak     0-1 Medeama ***
23/11/20 Hearts of Oak     2-2 Ashanti Gold
14/11/21 Hearts of Oak     1-1 Aduana FC
12/11/22 Hearts of Oak     0-0 Karela United
W14     D8    L3    GF39     GA18
   
• Dreams FC are yet to WIN an Away match in the month of NOVEMBER in the GPL since 2015-16 season.
16/11/20 Inter-Allies           0-0 Dreams FC
29/11/20 Karela United      2-1 Dreams FC
07/11/21 Elmina Sharks    1-3 Dreams FC ***
21/11/21 Great Olympics  3-3 Dreams FC
28/11/21 Bechem United  3-1 Dreams FC
12/11/22 Nsoatreman FC 2-1 Dreams FC
W1     D2     L3     GF9     GA11   

• TWO CLUBS MEETINGS IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER IN THE GPL SINCE 2015-16 SEASON.

• Hearts of Oak and Dreams FC will Officially meet for the First time in the month of November in the GPL on Sunday, 20th November, 2022. 
           
• The last Away side to prevent Hearts of Oak from scoring @ Home in the GPL is Karela United who secured goalless drawn game on 12th Nov. 2022 in match Day 6 in the 2022-23 season. 

• Hearts of Oak have so far kept 251 CLEAN SHEETS out of 598 games in the GPL since 1999 season. 

• Dreams FC have so far kept 28 CLEAN SHEETS out of 100 games in the GPL since 2015-16 season.

• Hearts of Oak have won the Ghana League title on 21 occasions since the competition started in the 1956 season.

• Dreams FC Best position in the GPL since 2015-16 season is 7th with 49 points in the 2021-22 season.

• Hearts of Oak worse performance in the Ghana League since the competition started in 1956 is 13th with 40 points in the 2014-15 season. 

• Dreams FC worse performance in the Ghana Premier League since 2015-16 season is 9th with 40 points in the 2015-16 season but they were relegated after ruling from CAS which paved way for Tema Youth to replace them for the 2017 season.

• Hearts of Oak are 6th with 12 points after Day 7 games while Dreams FC on the other hand are 15th with 7 points on the Ghana top-flight log.

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