When Dragon of Yaounde host Struggling Colombe of Dja this Sunday in their round 7 clash in Yaounde,it will be the 5th clash between this sides in the league 1 championship.
Dragon have had a good start of life in the championship this season compared to Colombe that started well but seem to have lost their form after picking up jst 1 point in 3 consecutive home games.
It is just the 3rd season that the two sides are spending together in the modern League 1 championship given that Dragon was promoted in 2015 and Colombe followed them a year after.
This clubs are relatively old clubs in the country but are still to win the league title,last season,Colombe finished in the 10th Position while Dragon was 12th in the 198 clubs championship but both clubs were really threatened by the relegation ghost over the course of the season.
If superstition is anything to go by then it is fair to say this game is coming at the right time for Dragon of Yaounde;The club registered their first of only two wins over Colombe Dja in their first league 1 meeting on the 1st of March 2017 in another home game just like the upcoming one but hang on;Colombe picked up their first ever league 1 win over Dragon on the 4th of March 2018.
HEAD TO HEAD
This will be the 5th clash between this sides since they all got to the top flight championship,so far Dragon can boast of a better record in the previous 4 clashes.They have beaten Colombe twice and that was in the first two meetings in the 2017 season while Colombe have registered 1 win and the other game ended in a parity situation.Dragon come into this one on a run of no win in two games while Colombe have won 1 of the last two.
Games between this two sides have rarely been high scoring,in fact the previous clashes have produced maximum two goals and both sides have only scored in a game once.
This are the results recorded in their previous meetings in this competition:
Colombe FC 1-1 Dragon FC Yaounde
Dragon FC Yaounde 0-1 Colombe FC
Colombe FC 0-2 Dragon FC Yaounde
Dragon FC Yaounde 1-0 Colombe FC
Home side Dragon of Yaounde come into this clash with huge confidence,the club have suffered just 1 defeat in their last 5 league one games and that was a 1-2 defeat up North against defending champions,Cotonsport of Garoua. The club can boast of 8 points from 15 possible points this season. Noted for being a high scoring club,Dragon will be looking for their 10th goal in 6 matches this season with their best game being their last home game where they beat New Stars by 5 goals to 1.The team doesn’t concede many goals with just 5 goals conceded in their last 5 games,the defenders will enter this one confident especially after their first clean sheet of the season was registered against USD on Wednesday.
Colombe come into this one already looking desperate following a run of very bad results.The club can boast of just 4 point in 5 games this season and are now winless in 4 following their run one win away to New Stars.
In fact while Dragon has been better at home with 7 of 8 points from home,Colombe’s 4 points have all come from away matches. Colombe have scored just twice in their last 4 matches and 5 time this season but conceded 6 goals and have just 1 clean sheet as opponent Dragon.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Center back Djob Lidjoh,froward Rene Moussingue and Junior Bangda are Colombe’s players who can make the difference in this one.Rene and Junior have scored two goals each though 17 year old Junior is still to score since his opening round brace,he can be forgiven for not getting the goals given his play style and the kind of pitches his club have played matches in since after round one. Junior has been pre-selected to the under 23 Lions Den,this will be his chance to shine and stay in Yaounde for the Camp that starts on the same day the game will be played.The same can be said about Dragon’s Serge Ekollo Malolo. He has 3 goals this season,a perfect performance will give him confidence before he enters the Olympic Lions Den.
The first goal will be very important in this one and there are huge chances the record of goals in games involving this two sides be broken in this one.
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