Sparks will fly at Stade GLC as Horoya vs Medeama resume hostilities in the CAF Champions League round two second leg on Sunday, 30 September 2023.
— Horoya Athlétic Club (@HACofficiel) September 22, 2023
Horoya will fight to overturn a 3-1 loss at Medeama in the first leg, a battle that looks very daunting but possible to achieve.
While Medeama will be a very tough nut to knock off from the tie by the Guinean side, they're coming off a 2-0 loss at Aduana in their last Ghana Premier League match. Will that defeat create a loss of confidence on the CAF Champions League debutants?
Horoya vs Medeama probable lineups
This is how we think both teams will line up in this CAF Champions League match:
Goalkeeper: Moussa Pinpin Camara
Defenders: Salif Koulibaly, Abou Mangue Camara, Ibrahima Conde, Mbemba Camara.
Midfielders: Ismael Camara, Mory Kante, Sekou Doumbouya,
Forwards: Gnagna Barry, Daouda Camara, Sory Traore.
Goalkeeper: Felix Kyei
Defenders: Hamidu Fatawu, Nurudeen Abdulai, Kofi Asmah, Kamaradini Mamudu.
Midfielders: Godfred Abban, Manuel Mantey, Jean Vital Ourega, Godknows Dzakpasu.
Forwards: Jonathan Sowah, Nana Kofi Babil.
Horoya vs Medeama confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Horoya vs Medeama predictions
The aggregate winner will have a place in the monetized CAF Champions League group stage. As such, this tie is far from over for Medeama who can well be knocked out.
Prediction 1: Horoya to win
Things have not gone swimmingly well for Horoya these past two months; they suffered two losses and a draw in their last five matches, but have managed two wins in that stretch.
By comparison, Medeama have fared a lot better; they are currently on seven wins, two draws and a loss.
Nevertheless, playing away from home, we think the Guineans will emerge victorious on a ground where their last match ended in a 5-1 defeat of their last visitors.
Prediction 2: Both Teams to Score
Even though we see a win for Horoya, Medeama should be able to find the back of the net.
The defending champions of the GPL have only failed to score in one of their last five matches.
Similarly, Horoya have been involved in both teams' scoring affairs in their last three matches. Taking these into account, this match should end with both sides failing to keep a clean sheet.
Prediction 3: Over 2.5 Total Goals
Our last prediction for the Horoya clash with Medeama is over 2.5 goals.
For one, the last encounter between both teams ended 3-1; three of the last four matches Medeama played have ended with at least three goals, while Horoya directed come into this clash on the back of over 2.5 results in their last two games.
Knowing goals will guarantee them a place in the group stage, Horoya will be eager to score as many as they can just like Medeama as well.
Horoya vs Medeama Head-to-Head
Both teams have only met once in the past, the 3-1 first leg victory for Medeama. Horoya AC will fight to even the H2H when both teams clash on Sunday.
Horoya recent form
The Guinea top-flight league has not started; nonetheless, Horoya have two wins, two losses and a draw in their last five games dating back to 1 June 2023.
Medeama recent form
Unlike today's opponents, Medeama have been a tough team to beat; they won seven of their last 10 matches, but with a recent loss to Aduana Stars in that 10 game stretch.
Umar Abdul Ravi's men will look to bounce back to winning ways in this very tough away match.
Where to watch Horoya vs Medeama live
The Horoya vs Medeama CAF Champions League game won't be live on TV for Ghanaian fans, but they can follow up with the actions through Medeama's YouTube channel and a Facebook Livestream by searching the game after kick-off.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago