Elmina Sharks will be aiming for become only the second team to record a victory against Berekum Chelsea when they welcome the Blues to the Ndoum Stadium in Week 9 of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League on Sunday.
Chelsea have been impressive in the ongoing campaign, winning five, drawing one and losing one game in eight round of matches.
The Berekum-based side have been even more dangerous on their travels after picking nine out of a possible twelve points. Their only loss came against Bechem United at the Nana Ameyaw Park in Week 7.
But a trip to the Ndoum Stadium looks tricky on paper as Sharks are motivated to end their four-match draw streak at home.
Elmina Sharks played the Blues in 2018 for a Premier League fixture which ended in a 1-1 stalemate.
Over the last ten years, the two teams have played 3 times. Elmina Sharks have won in 1 of the match-ups when they've met. Berekum Chelsea have won 1 of these occasions. The other match ended in a draw.
In those matches, there has been an average of 2.0 goals per match. Elmina Sharks score an average of 1.0 and Berekum Chelsea score an average of 1.0 per match.
Looking specifically at the match-up on the road, whichever side has been away has won 33% of the matches between these sides. The home side has secured the win 33% of the time.
Elmina Sharks have 8 points in the Premier League, giving them 14th position.
There is a total of 7 matches played by the home team over the recent 12 months. They have 1 win; 5 draws; and 1 loss. Therefore, Elmina Sharks have won 14%, drawn 71%, and lost 14% of their recent matches.
In this period, they have an average of 1.0 goals for, and 1.14 goals against.
At home over this time, they have a win rate of 0% (0 wins) from 4 home fixtures. 100% (4) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 0% (0) being a loss.
On average they have scored 0.75 goals when playing at home in this period. They have conceded 0.75.
Their recent performance, in league or cup football, shows that they have scored a total of 11 goals in their last ten matches. In this time they have a win rate of 10%. The total number of times both Elmina Sharks and the opposition have scored is 8 out of the ten; and there has been 2 matches with three goals or more.
They have scored at least once in each of their last 4 matches.
Berekum Chelsea are sitting top of the summit of the pile with 17 points.
Looking over the last year, they have played 7 matches. They have 4 wins; 2 draws; and 1 loss. This gives Berekum Chelsea a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 57%-28%-14%.
In these matches, they have averaged 0.86 goals for, and 0.43 goals against.
A look at their away record in this time. They have a win rate of 75% (3 wins) from 4 away fixtures. 0% (0) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 25% (1) ending in a loss when they are the away team.
Away from home over the year, their average number of goals scored is 1.0 and they have conceded 0.5 on average.
Their recent performance data shows that they have a total of 9 goals in their last ten matches and 6 of these matches have been victories. The total number of times both Berekum Chelsea and the other team have scored in these games is 3 out of the ten; and there have been 2 matches with over 2.5 goals.
They have scored at least once in each of their last 5 matches.
Referee: Selorm Kpormegbe
Asst 1: Ato Yawson
Asst 2: Kofi Andoh-Kyei
4th Ref: Charles Bulu
M/C: G.T.S.K Inkum
Elmina Sharks 1-1 Berekum Chelsea