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Ghana Premier League Preview: Berekum Chelsea vs Tema Youth- Blues can evict Harbour Boys from topflight

Published on: 21 October 2017
Berekum Chelsea

Berekum Chelsea are 8th in the league, but the relegation threat is clouding over them as they are separated from the bottom three by the virtue of just two points.

The Blues are coming in the back of some terrible form. They managed just one win from the last four.

Randolph Armah’s side were in the safety area weeks ago, but the two-game losing streak got them in the survival fight.

On top of this, they have a good account of themselves at home in the season with 10 wins coming from their 14 games so far.

They can make their home form count on Sunday against another relegation battling side Tema Youth FC.

Tema Youth FC have their hopes of staying up in the topflight for another season depending on a miracle as they travel to the ever difficult Golden City park this weekend.

They are sitting on the 14th position on the league table. Only a point adrift of the safety places.

Is either the Harbour City Boys win on Sunday or face relegation outright from the premiership.

Not even picking one point from the match would save them. A draw this Sunday will send them to the second tier.

Versatile defender Francis Adjetey-Okunko is back to full fitness after recovering from an injury he suffered against Ashanti Gold SC a fortnight ago.

Left back Joshua Oninku remains on the sidelines with an injury.

MATCH FACTS

HEAD TO HEAD

Total league meetings = 7

Berekum Chelsea wins = 3

Tema Youth FC wins = 2

Drawn games = 2

~ Berekum Chelsea have won four of their last seven matches in the premier league. They have lost the last two.

(W4 D0 L3)

~ Tema Youth FC have recorded just four victories in their last ten games in the premier league.

(W4 L1 L5)

~ Berekum Chelsea are undefeated in their last twenty home fixtures in the premiership.

(W15 D5 L0)

~ Tema Youth FC have been victors only once in their last five premier league matches as the visitors.

(W1 D1 L3)

~ Berekum Chelsea have not lost in any of their three home matches against Tema Youth FC in the league.

(W2 D1 L0)

~ Tema Youth FC have suffered only one defeat in their last four meetings with Berekum Chelsea in the premier league.

(W2 D1 L1)

~ Berekum Chelsea have kept nine clean sheets at home in the premier league this season after fourteen fixtures.

~ Tema Youth FC have managed to keep just three clean sheets from their fourteen travels in the premiership this campaign.

By Nuhu Adams

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