Ghana Glo Premier League returns on Wednesday 9th November, 2011 with some exciting features. Here is a preview:
ADUANA – HEART OF LIONS
This is a battle of mid-table clubs with goal scoring problems. What they lack in goal scoring however, they make up in keeping a stingy defense. Aduana especially are difficult to beat at home. Last season when they met at this same venue, it was Nurudine Ali who scored the only goal to give Aduana the maximum points. The story is not likely to change this season. Aduana are going to beat Lions narrowly.
EDUBIASE FC – WASSAMAN UTD
A David-Goliath affair in Goliath’s bunker! Of course the history favours David, but that epic battle happened in David’s backyard. Edubiase’s ego was badly bruised at Ohene Djan last week when they were beaten by Hearts of Oak. Wassaman Utd who have not proven their readiness for big time football will be the unfortunate victims of Edubiase’s battered ego. A convincing win for Edubiase is to be expected.
LIBERTY PROS. – BECHEM UTD
Liberty may be 6 points ahead of Bechem, but strangely, Bechem have scored more goals than them. This underscores the defensive problems Bechem Utd are having and Liberty’s strike difficulties. At Dansoman, Liberty will have the upper hand, but it they will not take their chances Bechem may force a draw.
MEDEAMA SC – ASHANTIGOLD SC
So far, Medeama SC have been the most disappointing big team in my opinion. They have some of the best and most experienced players in the league yet find themselves almost in the relegation zone. With the same points as Medeama, AshantiGold are themselves having a disappointing run having won just once this season. It is not strange therefore to observe that when they met last season they cancelled each other with a 1-1 draw. During the pre-season Glo 8 Tournament also, they recorded a similar scoreline (1-1). This game therefore has a draw written all over it. If Medeama will find their morale, they should be able to beat AshantiGold.
DWARFS – HEARTS OF OAK
Dwarfs have not lost a game this season, but so have Hearts of Oak. Even though Hearts have scored more goals than Dwarfs, both teams have put up excellent rearguard action. It should therefore come as no surprise that Dwarfs defender Sumaila Rashid has earned himself a Black Stars call up. When Hearts of Oak visited Dwarfs last season, the game ended in a goalless draw. It is Hearts of Oak’s centenary month and they will have much more reason to play their hearts out than Dwarfs. Yet, I cannot see them outplaying or even outscoring Dwarfs. I expect a draw but you never know what Hearts of Oak can pull up!
KOTOKO – MIGHTY JETS
Mighty Jets are no match for Kumasi Asante Kotoko. Whether or not Mighty Jets will be beaten is not the burning question. The real question is how many goals Mighty Jets will take. Last season, Jets barely escaped relegation; a win in 5 games doesn’t encourage much hope this season and they should be looking for a way out of this mess. Unfortunately for the Tudu team, they face a cup hungry Kotoko at Babayara of all places.
WA ALL STARS – BEREKUM ARSENALS
Last season, Arsenals managed a 2-2 draw at Wa Park. On current form, Arsenal doesn’t seem to have what it takes to stop All Stars, especially at Wa. A convincing win by Wa All Stars is on the cards.
BEREKUM CHELSEA – TEMA YOUTH
Both teams are going into this game on the back of some free scoring performances and will hope to reproduce this form. This game is thus going to be full of fireworks. Tema Youth are just discovering their best-fit strategy but they are still too weak for the defending champions. Chelsea are likely showcase another free-scoring performance.