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Asante Kotoko vs Coton Sport – Hosts tipped to win against Cameroonian rivals

20 Jan 2019
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Asante Kotoko vs Coton Sport
Asante Kotoko set to win CAF Conferation Cup playoff round second leg with Coton Sport (Getty Images)

Asante Kotoko vs Coton Sport Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Asante Kotoko are expected to secure the win when they take on Coton Sport of Cameroon in the second leg of their CAF Confederation Cup playoff tie. Having already earned a 3-2 victory in Yaounde, the hosts are predicted to win in a clash poised to go over 2.5 goals.

Asante Kotoko SC Form & Team News


Asante were finalists in the CAF Confederation Cup in 2004 and are attempting to reach the group stage of the competition for the first time since in 2008. They have been in good form lately with four wins and two draws in their last six matches.

Charles Akonnor's men will carry a slim advantage into Friday's match having secured a 3-2 victory over Coton Sport in the first leg in Cameroon. Emmanuel Gyamfi, Maxwell Baakoh and Abdul Fatawu Safiu got the goals to earn the Ghanaians a win away from home.

The manager is likely to stick with much of the team that started the first leg last week. Gyamfi, Baakoh and Safiu are all expected to start on Friday after getting on the score sheet in Cameroon.

Asante Kotoko
Asante Kotoko have won seven of their last eight home matches (Getty Images)

Coton Sport FC de Garoua Form & Team News


Coton Sport last played in the CAF Confederation Cup in 2014, progressing all the way to the semi final where they were beaten by eventual winners Al Ahly. They have been plagued by inconsistency lately having lost three of their last five matches. 

Bertin Ebwelle's men were disappointing in the first leg of Friday's clash as they suffered a 3-2 defeat at home to Asante Kotoko. Kamilou Daouda and Lambert Gueme Araina struck the two goals for the Cameroonians in the second half.

Daouda and Araina are both expected to continue their partnership in attack following their goals in Yaounde. Serge Seko should start in midfield while the duo of Ngweni Ndassi and Zacharie Ndongo Foe are also set to feature in defence.

Asante Kotoko vs Coton Sport Head-to-Head 


Last week's clash was the first ever meeting between Asante Kotoko and Coton Sport.

Asante Kotoko vs Coton Sport Match Up 


Asante Kotoko usually do their best work at home having won four of their last five matches in front of their fans. They are expected to have too much quality for the visitors with the likes of Gyamfi, Baakoh and Fatawu.

Coton Sport are likely to adopt an attacking style of play as they attempt to over turn the first leg deficit. They may leave spaces at the back which could be exploited by the dangerous Asante attack.

Asante Kotoko vs Coton Sport Key Statistics 


  • Asante Kotoko have won 7 of their last 8 home matches (CAF Confederation Cup).
  • Asante Kotoko have seen over 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 8 home matches (CAF Confederation Cup).
  • Coton Sport have lost 4 of their last 5 matches (CAF Confederation Cup).
  • Coton Sport have scored at least one goal in 4 of their last 5 away matches (CAF Confederation Cup).

Verdict


We are predicting a win for Asante Kotoko, who have emerged victorious in seven of their last eight home matches in the CAF Confederation Cup. The match is also tipped to go over 2.5 goals as both teams have plenty of quality in attack.

Best Bet: Asante Kotoko Win @ 2.00 at bet365 – 5 Units
Value Bet: Asante Kotoko Win & Over 2.5 goals @ 3.70 at bet365 – 4 Units
Correct Score Tip: Asante Kotoko Win 2-1 @ 8.40 at bet365 – 1 Unit
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