Medeama play their season opener against Accra Lions after winning 3-1 over Horoya of Guinea in a continental engagement.
A great run of form saw the hosts bag the Ghana Premier League last season
Thus, given the excellent recent performances, Medeama are expected to defend the league title.
This will be the 5th encounter between Medeama and Accra Lions, noting that the previous 4 duels ended with two wins apiece.
The GPL title holders will host Accra Lions at Akoon Park on 20/09/2023 at 15:00 GMT.
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Will Medeama bag a win in their first game of the 2023-24 season?
After a great run in the qualification stages of the CAF Champions League, the big question is can Medeama's good run of form also be manifest at the domestic level?
A clash with Accra Lions has always been historic as no away victory has been recorded in this matchup.
In the previous two home games against Accra Lions, the title defenders bagged maximum points on each occasion.
Most importantly, a 9-match unbeaten run of 7 wins and 2 draws is something the hosts should build on to set the pace in the 2023/24.
As things stand, Berekum Chelsea are top of the Ghana Premier League standings after the first round.
However, Medeama will need a win with at least 3 goals without conceding in this clash with Accra Lions to go top of the table.
Notably, in all previous home games against Accra Lions, the reigning champions scored two goals in each case.
Medeama vs Accra Lions Lineups
With 4 games played since 20th August, Medeama's season is up and running.
They have won three of the games in regular time.
It also means the hosting coach must have already identified players who may always make his starting XI against Accra Lions on Wednesday afternoon.
But how are the Ghana Premier League reigning champions likely to line up against Accra Lions?
Here is a quick look at the Medeama vs Accra Lions predicted lineups:
Medeama predicted lineups
- Goalkeeper: Felix Kyei
- Defenders: Nurudeen, Kofi Asmah, Kamaradini, Ibrahim Larbi,
- Midfielders: Jean Vital, Manuel Mantey, Osah Teteh, Theophilus Anoba
- Strikers: Joshua Agyemang, Benjamin Bature
Accra Lions predicted lineups
The predicted lineups for Accra Lions ahead of this clash with the title defenders on 20th September will be available here soon.
*Note – official Medeama vs Accra Lions lineups will be available 1 hour before match kick-off*
Medeama vs Accra Lions prediction
This 2023/24 Ghana Premier League season opener for both Medeama and Accra Lions has several probable outcomes.
We have never had a draw in the past, so the first question is, could this be the first time that happens?
The following are the top Medeama vs Accra Lions betting predictions:
A win for the hosts is highly probable
As the defending champions, nothing feels better than kicking off a new season at home.
Medeam's success has been steady over the years. It is also reflected in their recent four outings since 20th August.
The bookies have favourited the reigning champions to defeat the Accra Lions on the 20th of September 2023.
So, while the odds vary from one betting site to another, most give a win probability of at least 60%.
The hosts are unbeaten in their last 9 outings across all competitions while Accra Lions bagged two wins in their last 9, losing 6 of those games.
With that, we are more than persuaded that Medeama are the overwhelming favourites to win this season's opener against Accra Lions.
Over 1.5 Medeama goals
Medeama are having a great run, so after going without defeat in 9 games, they now kick off the 2023/24 campaign at home.
Most importantly, the reigning champions won all their last five games at home and scored at least two goals in four of those games.
In the previous two home games against Accra Lions, Medeama scored 2 goals in each game.
Thus, the probability of over 1.5 goals in favour of the hosts is also quite high in this game.
Moreover, with a new sponsor, Accra Lions look forward to a great start in 2023/24 even though their first match will be against the reigning champions.
The visitors could get on the scoresheet at least once on matchday.
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Over 2.5 goals
Given the high expectations that fans of Medeama have ahead of this first game of the season for the Ghana Premier League title holders, we expect a goal fest on matchday.
Medeama's success is not only limited to domestic competition.
They have had a good campaign in CAF Champions League preliminary matches.
Unfortunately, the hosts had only one clean sheet in their last five home games and did so in one of two home games they previously played against Accra Lions.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 weeks ago