Sports News of Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Medeama SC seek to consolidate their top spot before the first round ends as they welcome bottom-placed Wa All Stars to the Tarkwa Na Aboso park on Wednesday.
The league leaders were 2-1 losers in their last league fixture last week against Berekum Chelsea but got a quick response with a similar scoreline in the FA Cup over third tier side Oil City FC last Sunday.
The Mauves and Yellow will be counting on their home form this season to make sure they inflict more pain on the struggling Northern Blues.
They hold an 100% record in their matches played as the hosts in the premier league this campaign.
The Mauves and Yellow have beaten all the six opponents they have met as the home side in the elite division this term.
They are levelled on points with Dreams FC at the summit. Goals difference are separating them at the moment and failing to record a victory on Wednesday could see them lose the top spot.
Shot stopper Eric Ofori Antwi makes a return into the team after serving a match suspension. He was red carded against Aduana Stars about a fortnight ago.
Ali Ouattara Issouf also makes a comeback from suspension. He sat out of last weekend’s FA Cup due to accumulation of yellow cards.
Wa All Stars’ season keeps moving from bad to worse every match day. They are languishing bottom of the league table with just seven points from 13 games.
The Northern Blues have not won any of their last eight fixtures in the premiership.
The Northerners need seven points before they could catch up with the safety places on the league table.
This means they must at least leave the Tarkwa Na Aboso park on Wednesday with a point from the encounter or the gap between them and safety positions will be widened.
Despite their poor form in the premiership, Wa All Stars made advancement in the FA Cup to the round of 32 after overcoming lower division side Jeffisi United FC last Sunday.
This win could serve as a good omen to bring back the lost confidence in the team.
Stalwart defender Issahaku Konda is expected back in the squad to make the trip to the Western region for the important fixture in the midweek.
He has been absent in the last three games for the visitors.
Head To Head
Total league meetings = 20
Medeama SC wins = 5
Drawn matches = 5
Wa All Stars wins = 10
? Medeama SC have been losers just twice in their last ten fixtures in the premier league.
(W6 D2 L2)
? Wa All Stars have failed to record a single victory in their last eight matches in the premier league.
(W0 D3 L5)
? Medeama SC have not dropped a single point in their last seven home games in the premier league.
(W7 D0 L0)
? Wa All Stars are winless in their last seventeen away games in the league. Their last away win was against Medeama SC.
(W0 D7 L10)
? Medeama SC have suffered just two defeats in their ten home encounters with Wa All Stars in the league.
(W5 D3 L2)
? Wa All Stars have lost only one of their last seven fixtures against Medeama SC in the premiership.
(W5 D1 L1)
? Medeama SC have conceded in just two of their last seven home matches in the premier league.
? Wa All Stars have conceded in each of their last eight away matches in the premiership.