Bechem United vs Medeama lineups, 3 predictions – Ghana Premier League

Bechem United vs Medeama sc
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Bechem United vs Medeama SC is a tale of two relegation-threatened sides seeking salvation this weekend in a Ghana Premier League tie.

Medeama is the league champions, while Bechem United finished third in the Ghana Premier League last term, but both sides have started their domestic campaign on a poor note.

The tunes from both sides are mixed, with Medeama celebrating qualification to the lucrative group stage of the CAF Champions League. 

On the other hand, Bechem United is mulling how to navigate its way out of the bottom three.

Bechem United has won only one of their three ties this season, while the CAF Champions League campaigners (Medeama) are still seeking their first victory this term.

The league season is still in its infancy, with plenty of the race still to run, but Medeama needs to start picking wins to retain their Ghana Premier League title.

The tone is set for a fiery tie as fans prepare to see the Bechem United vs Medeama SC game.

Bechem United vs Medeama SC – last games

Bechem United vs Medeama warming up
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Bechem United vs Medeama SC sees both sides going into the tie off the back of a loss.

While Medeama SC was on the continent fighting for a place in the CAF Champions League group stage, their opponents this weekend were in action in the GPL.

Medeama lost 2-1 to Horoya AC of Guinea but booked their place in the next round – thanks to a 4-3 aggregate finish.

Bechem had a poorer outing, losing 4-1 away to Samartex.

Bechem United had taken the lead through Augustine Okrah in the 15th minute but was pegged back by Samartex.

Baba Hamadu Musah scored a brace to compound the problems of Bechem United.

Probable Lineups

Bechem United

Aziz Haruna, Francis Acquah, Osei Kuffour, Francis Twene, Aaron Essel, Augustine Okrah, Clinton Duodu, Joseph Kinful, Seth Kwadwo, Emmanuel Owusu, Adu-kwaw E.

Medeama

Felix Kyei, Nurudeen A, Kofi Asmah, Kamaradini M., Fatawu Hamidu, Emmanuel Cudjoe, Baba Musah, Godknows Dzakpasu, Jean Vital, Joshua Agyemang, Jonathan Sowah

Predictions

Bechem United vs Medeama sc action in the Ghana Premier league
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Bechem United has played twice on the road this season and lost both, conceding six goals and scoring once.

They have also scored only twice this season, which begs the question of where the goals will come from.

Medeama has played six competitive games this season (including four in the CAF Champions League) and has only scored once on the road, while their only draw in the Ghana Premier League saw them play a 2-2 draw at home.

The 2-0 loss to Aduana Stars is still fresh in the mind, and they will want to avoid another such scenario.

Bechem United to score

Despite their poor form this season, Bechem United has won its only home game.

They sit 16th on the log, two places above Medeama SC, but will count on home support to win.

Under 2.5

Both sides have shown poor scoring form this term, with Medeama looking to ensure they don't concede. The visitors have conceded in every away match they have played this season.

Bechem United to win

Despite Medeama scraping through in the CAF Champions League, Bechem United looks in better shape than their guests.

The home side will have the advantage of home support to buoy them to victory.

Head to head

The last six encounters between these two sides have witnessed only one draw – a goalless affair in June 2021.

Bechem United has won only two of their home ties, which includes a resounding 4-0 victory in October 2021.

One astonishing statistic is that the home side has not lost when these two sides lock horns.

When the Bechem United vs Medeama SC game comes up, the fans will expect an improved performance from both sides.

Head-to-head

May 8 2023 Medeama

2-1

Bechem United
January 14 2023 Bechem United

1-0

Medeama
February 27 2022 Medeama

1-0

Bechem United
Oct 31 2021 Bechem United

4-0

Medeama
June 27 2021 Bechem United

0-0

Medeama
February 14 2021 Medeama

2-0

Bechem United

 

Bechem United vs Medeama SC latest news

Medeama’s TNA stadium to be commissioned in November 

Bechem United vs Medeama TNA stadium to be ready soon
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Member of Parliament for Tarkwa Nsuaem, George Mireku Duker, has announced that the TNA stadium, boasting a capacity of 12,000 seats, is set to be commissioned in November, just in time for Medeama’s campaign in the CAF Champions League group stage.

Medeama SC recently made history by securing qualification for the group stage of the prestigious tournament after defeating Guinean giants Horoya AC in the final qualifying round.

GFA Elections: Kingsley Osei Bonsu (Bechem United) beats Elloeny Amande to Executive Council position

Bechem United Chief Executive Kingsley Osei Bonsu emerged victorious in a closely-watched contest against his rival, Elloeny Amande, to secure a coveted position on the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Executive Council at the 2023 GFA Elective Congress in Tamale.

Both aspirants, Elloeny Amande, a former sports broadcast journalist and Chief Executive of Karela United, and Kingsley Osei Bonsu, CEO of Bechem United, displayed their passion and dedication throughout the election process.

Initially tied in the vote count, a run-off was necessary to determine the fifth member of the Executive Council from Premier League clubs.

Medeama to announce a major sponsorship deal with Giants Nguvu Mining

The Nguvu Mining logo will be embossed on the club’s famous Mauve and Yellow shirt for the season in an improved financial relief for the CAF Champions League campaigners.

The two-time Ghana FA champions have qualified for the group stage of Africa’s elite inter-club competition after sterling heroics against Guinea giants Horoya AC – and that momentous feat was achieved for the first time of asking.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter.
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