Orange 1st Division Match-day 6 Preview: Sensational Freeport face Struggling I. E.; As LICSR Host Bea Mountain

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The LFA Orange 1st Division League returns with another set of enthralling fixtures for match-day 6 this Sunday, December 5 after a round of midweek matches.

The league continues to grab attraction from fans with the big guns stepping up their game every match-week.

Clubs have no time to rest after an intense midweek actions as we move towards the Christmas and New Year’s break.

Match-week six of the Liberian Top-flight is set to be another fascinating weekend in the National League from a huge match involving table-toppers Freeport against struggling Invincible Eleven (IE) to a banger clash between last season’s runner-ups LISCR and Bea Mountain, and matchup between Nimba Kwado and Watanga FC.

The kickoff time remains constant at 3:30 pm across all venues.

After collecting a comfortable 5-1 win over Heaven Eleven during the midweek, Freeport FC look to extend their winning streak to 4 in 6 games when they visit struggling I. E. this weekend at the George Weah Technical Center in Careysburg.

The Greens are currently seated top of the log courtesy of a fine form in their first five games of the season. They have 11 points with their opponents I. E. seated three steps from the bottom with 4 points after holding their historic arch-rivals Mighty Barrolle in a 1-1 draw in Buchanan, on Wednesday.

Freeport head into the match-day 6 encounter with a big edge of winning as their current form put them in a better chance, however, a shock reaction from one of the league’s oldest sides is also expected in the Sunday’s clash.

Another mouthwatering contest on Sunday will be the visit of Bea Mountain to LISCR on at the TUSA Field.

The Gold boys after being unable face champions LPRC Oilers in their midweek fixture, they are definitely aiming to get a win against LISCR on Sunday.

The Shipping boys of LICSR are keen to stay on the winning ways after a crucial 1-0 victory away to Watanga at the SKD Mini-stadium on Wednesday.

Both LISCR and Bea Mountain are seated bumper-to-bumper on the table at the respective second and third spot on equal 10 points tally. The latter have an advantage of an outstanding match against Oilers.

It is obvious that it will be one of the fiercest contests of the day with both sides targeting the top spot.

In Kakata, two relegation-fearful, Sandi FC and Nimba United will be locking horns as they battle to come off the red zone.

United have been winless in their first five games of the season (D1 and L4). Unlike United, Sandi have managed at least a win this season after 5 games (W1, D1, and L3).

Sandi are pretty seated second from the bottom with 4 points from five games, whilst United are least (12-place) with 1 point from 5 consecutive league games; probably one of the poorest start to a league season in the club’s history.

The above stats indicate that both teams will put in their all to make sure that a win is secured, but the pressure is more on the North Star boys who are yet to get a taste of a victory since the start of the season last month.

United appear to be running out of chances to address their poor run of the season-but Sunday’ s trip to Kakata to Sandi looks like one last chance to grab some momentum for the season.

In Yekepa, Heaven Eleven who suffered their heaviest defeat ever (5-1) to on-fire Freeport FC on Wednesday will host Monrovia Club Breweries in a sensational competition at the E. B. Stadium.

The Yekepa giants are 8th on the log with 5 points from 5 games. Breweries are two steps ahead (6th-placed) on seven points.

Match round 6 of the Orange 1st Division will also features another intriguing clash which sees Nimba Kwado’s manager Kollie Korvy test his side’s progress with a home match against Watanga FC.

The Ton Peæ boys of Kwado have been enjoying some good progress in their last 3 league games which has helped them collect 3 successive wins.

Watanga on the other side of the road have been inconsistent with results of their last 3 games as well (one win, one draw plus a defeat).

This clearly shows that home side Kwado have a huge tasks on hands against their visitors who booted them out of the Petro Trade Cup last season.

Mighty Barrolle should have had a challenge of taking on champions Oilers, but the fixture maybe reschedule due to their (Oilers’) CAF TotalEnergies Confederation Cup second-leg clash against South Africa’s Orlando Pirates which falls on the same match-day.

There have been speculations that Oilers might stay away from the game because of health emergency in South Africa over the latest rise in virus cases in that country.

The postponement of this game when confirmed will mean that the Oil boys have two outstanding fixtures on the road.

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