Dragon of Yaounde and New Stars of Douala have been trading blow’s in this division since 2015. The game is coming at a time when the club’s have sold their prolific goal hunter’s; Junior Rostand, the highest goal scorer of the 2017/18 League 1 went to Morocco, while New Stars prolific marksman; Junior Figo played his last game for the club in the 0-0 tie against Gor Mahia of Kenya.
Last season’s position
Dragon ended the league at the 11th position, while New Stars ended 4th but qualified for the CAF confederations cup, because of the sledge hammer that the court of arbitrations bombed on Bamboutos.
New Stars of Douala is getting into their third game of this season, and stand fourth in pole A, while Dragon football club is just a second game, and the stand 6th after two match days with a game in hand.
This tie hugely favours Dragon, as they have played 8 game, won 4, drawn 3, and drawn 1. Let’s take a detailed retrospective look of this game
New Stars 0-0 Dragon Yaounde 2015
Dragon 0-0 New Stars
New Stars 2-0 Dragon
Dragon 3-1 New Stars
Dragon 2-1 New Stars
New Stars 1-1 Dragon
Dragon 2-0 New Stars
New Stars 4-5 Dragon
This tie was the highest goal scoring game in the 2017/18 season with a 9 goal thriller.
New Stars lastly beat Dragon 2 year’s ago, and that was a two goal to nothing win in match day 31 of 2016.
Dragon is scoring an average of 1.2 goals in their home games, while New Stars is averaging a 0.7 away goals per game.
The game has produced 22 goals over time, and have only brought forth a zero all tie some 4 years ago, in their first and second meeting respective.
Coaches style of play
Coach Gerard Mbimi of New Stars loves possession of the ball, short passes directly into the opposition’s half, while coach Jean Claude Bitoma of Dragon would prefer to absorb pressure and break on the counter.
Player to watch
Camille Kouyekimina looked fired up as he came into the clash against USD to salvage a draw, and coach Gerard Mbimi would look to throw him into this game.
The game would be played in the Yaounde Military Stadium, and the slick surface would enable the two teams to play a fast game.