Premier League Preview: Gameweek 7

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The Premier League continues this weekend with some electrifying match week 7 fixtures on our hands. We take a look at all 9 fixtures:

KARELA VS LEGON CITIES (FRIDAY)

Legon Cities will on Friday travel to Tarkwa to face Karela for match day 7 of the 2019/2020 league season. Karela have had an horrendous start to the league season and are failing to replicate the sensational form that saw them play in final of the Normalization Special Competition. They’ve so far won just a game, drawn 2 and lost the other 3. Star striker Dawiase Taylor is also struggling to bang in the goals, he’s yet to get on the score sheet this season. Legon Cities last time out recorded their first league win of the season after beating Bechem United by 1-0. Making it 3 draws, 2 defeats and a win so far. The Royals will hope to build on last week’s victory when they travel to Tarkwa on Friday.

Stat of the match: Normalization Special Competition top scorer Dawiase Taylor is yet to score a goal this season.

Venue: Akoon Park, Tarkwa.

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match OfficialsReferee: Bismark Appiah Assistants: Isaac Nyamekye and Emmanuel Dei 4th Referee: Eric Owusu Prempeh Match Commissioner: Mike Amechior

Prediction: 0-0

INTER ALLIES VS KING FAISAL (FRIDAY)

Two out of form sides Inter Allies and King Faisal will face off at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday. Inter Allies haven’t won a game since beating Bechem United 2-1 in match day 2. They’ve since then lost 3 games and drawn 1. Inter Allies have the worst defense in the league this season, they’ve conceded 12 goals in just 6 games and have failed to keep a clean sheet so far. Goalkeeper George Apronti is available for selection after being subbed off in the first half last weekend against Olympics. King Faisal are yet to win a game this season, the only team in the league yet to do so. King Faisal after losing their first 3 games have recorded 3 straight draws. They’ve taken the lead in 2 of the last 3 games, but have failed to win maximum points. King Faisal are also without a clean sheet this season. Youngster Frimpong Boateng is fit and available for this game, the 19 year old suffered a knock after a collision in last weekend’s game against Elmina Sharks.

Stat of the match: King Faisal are the only side yet to win a game this season

Venue: Accra Sports Stadium

Kickoff time: 3;30pm

Match OfficialsReferee: Martin Akudzi Assistants: Suleman Salau Deen and Dakura Augustine 4th Referee: Bernard Dumfe Match Commissioner : Joseph Yebour Acheampong

Prediction: 2-1

ELMINA SHARKS VS ELEVEN WONDERS (SATURDAY)

Elimina Sharks last weekend recorded another draw. The Elmina side has so far drawn 4 games out of the 6 games played, the most in the league. Elimina Sharks have also won just a game this season, the only win came in gameweek 4 against Inter Allies in Accra, an outstanding 3-2 victory. Elmina Sharks are yet to win at the Ndoum Sports Stadium this season, they’ve drawn all 3 games at the ground and will hope to change that on Sunday. Thanks to the two goals from Abdul Zakaria Mugesse last weekend, Eleven wonders recorded their second win of the season after beating Karela by 2-0. The Techiman side have a dreadful away record, they’ve managed to pick just a point on the road since joining the league. A bad form they’ll like to change on Sunday.

Stat of the match: Elmina Sharks have drawn 4 games this season, the most in the league.

Venue: Nduom Sports Stadium

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match OfficialsReferee: Maxwell Hansen Assistants: Cephas Barlow and Roland Addy 4th Referee: Emmanuel Eshun Match Commissioner : Kwabena A.Sarpong

Prediction: 1-0

ADUANA STARS VS MEDEAMA (SUNDAY)

The Nana Agyeman Badu Park brings us the biggest game of this gameweek, Aduana Stars will welcome Medeama to Dormaa. 2nd placed side meet 3rd placed side. Both teams have had a stupendous start to the season, winning 4 games each, drawing 1 and losing 1. Both teams have also conceded the same number of goals (3), but Aduana with 10 goals have scored a goal more than Medeama (9). Aduana haven’t lost at the ground since February 2016. Striker Kalibo Toussaint has given Medeama a boost, he has returned to full training and will be available for selection on Sunday.

Stat of the match: Aduana have’t lost in Dormaa since February 2016

Venue: Nana Agyemang Badu II Park

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match OfficialsReferee: Charles Bulu Assistants: Emmanuel Dolagbanu and Alex Osam 4th Referee: Julian Nunoo Match Commissioner : Awudu Djan

Prediction: 1-1

BECHEM UNITED VS BEREKUM CHELSEA (SUNDAY)

Bechem United will welcome Berekum Chelsea to the Nana Gyeabour Park. The Bechem side last weekend lost for the second time this season, they lost to Legon Cities by 1-0. Bechem United have been impressive at home this season, winning all 3 games at the Nana Gyeabour Park. Berekum Chelsea have been astounding this season, they last week failed to pick all three points just for the second time this season. Berekum Chelsea have played 3 away games this season and have won all 3 games by a 1-0 score line.

Stat of the match: Berekum Chelsea have kept 5 clean sheets this season, the most in the league.

Venue: Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match OfficialsReferee: George N. Vormawah Assistants: Emml Allon Tebson and Kofi Nyarko Bakai 4th Referee: Kenny Padi Match Commissioner : Augustine Asante

Prediction: 0-0

ASANTE KOTOKO VS LIBERTY PROFESSIONALS (SUNDAY)

Asante Kotoko will play their 2nd game of the 3 games ban on Sunday. They’ll welcome Liberty Professionals to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. Kotoko last weekend recorded an impressive 2-1 victory against arch rivals Hearts of Oak to go 4th on the league table, just 2 points behind leaders Berekum Chelsea. Liberty Professionals earned a record breaking 2-1 victory away in Sogakope. The Dansoman side ended WAFA’s 46 games unbeaten run at the Sogakope Park. Liberty have been excellent away from home this season, they’ve picked 7 points out of the available 9. The only game they’ve failed to pick points in was against leaders Berekum Chelsea in gameweek 2. Both teams will like to build on last weekend’s victory.

Stat of the match: Kotoko have won 4 of their last 5 home games against Kotoko, they’ve drawn the other one.

Venue: Baba Yara Sports Stadium

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match OfficialsReferee: Bashiru Dauda Assistants: Alhassan Abdulai and Seidu Dauda 4th Referee: Mohammed Misbau Match Commissioner : Mark Koudua

Predictions: 2-1

DREAMS VS HEARTS OF OAK (SUNDAY)

Both Dreams Fc and Hearts of Oak will be coming into this game at the back of a defeat. Dreams Fc the last time out lost to Dwarfs by 2-1 in Cape Coast. It was their second defeat of the season and the second successive away defeat. Dreams Fc can boast of a good home from, they’ve so far won two games and drawn 1 at the Theater of Dreams. Hearts of Oak also last weekend lost to arch rivals Asante Kotoko by 2-1. The defeat was the club’s 3rd this season. Michelle Sarpong and Joseph Esso have been cleared fit for the game.

Stat of the match: Dreams have faced Hearts of Oak 5 times in all competitions. 3 of those games have ended 1-0.

Venue: Theater of Dreams, Dawu

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match OfficialsReferee: Eso Doh Morrison Assistants: Paul Atimaka and Shine Ayitey 4th Referee: Thomas Alibo Match Commissioner : Nana Opare Akufu

Prediction: 1-1

GREAT OLYMPICS VS WAFA (SUNDAY)

After losing their first 3 games of the season, Great Olympics have bounced back wondrously, they’ve won 2 of their last 3 games and drawn one. They now sit a place above rivals Accra Hearts of Oak. WAFA last weekend picked their first defeat of the season, the defeat brought an end to their 46 games unbeaten run in Sogakope. Since wining their first two games of the season, WAFA have failed to win any of the last 4, they’ve drawn 3 and lost the most recent game to Liberty Professionals. WAFA will hope they can bounce back on Sunday whiles Olympics will hope they can continue their impressive run.

Stat of the match: The last two games between Olympics and WAFA ended scoreless.

Venue: Accra Sports Stadium

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match OfficialsReferee: Abdulai Hamid Sesay Assistants: Kofi Kyei Andoh and Frederick Danful 4th Referee: Samadji Joshua Match Commissioner : Abaidoo Mensah

Prediction: 1-1

ASHANTI GOLD VS EBUSUA DWARFS (SUNDAY)

After winning their first 3 league games, Ashanti Gold have failed to win their last 3 games. They’ve lost their last 2 games by 1-0 score line against Berekum Chelsea and Medeama. They’ve also failed to score in their last 3 games. Ashanti Gold will have Latif Anabila back for this game, the midfielder served a one match ban last weekend. Ebusua Dwarfs in the previous gameweek picked their first 3 points of the season after beating Dreams by 3 goals to one. Dwarfs have conceded 12 goals, leveled with Inter Allies and the most this season. The Cape coast side will pick confidence from last week’s victory and hope they can inflict more pain on Ashanti Gold.

Stat of the match: Ashanti Gold haven’t scored in their last 3 games.

Venue: Len Clay Sports Stadium

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match OfficialReferee: Benjamin K.Sefa Assistants: Tijani Mohammed and Papala Patrick 4th Referee: Jones Akubiem Match Commissioner : Collins Adu Yebour

Prediction: 2-0

 

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