Hearts captain Moro Abubakar has predicted a 3-0 win for the Accra-based side against Kotoko on Sunday.
The two giants will clash in the biggest match of the season at the Accra sports stadium.
Hearts coach David Duncan has promised to make the venue a fortress for visiting teams, starting with the date against their bitter rivals.
Hearts capatain, Abubakar who is suspended for the tie is confident of a heavy win for the 2000 African champions.
“I’m confident about our chances. It’s obviously going to be tough but if I’m hearing 3-0, then I’m going for that scoreline,” he said
“Matches involving Hearts and Kotoko are unpredictable but I know we have a good squad who will put up a good show on Sunday.
“I will emplore the fans to come to the stadium in their numbers to support us. The battle ahead won’t be easy but we have the men to make our fans smile.”
Hearts have gone four seasons without a trophy and are determined to wrestle the crown from their arch-rivals this term.
They began the season on a blistering note – beating New Edubiase 2-0 at Bekwai.