Ghana Premier League Preview: Inter Allies vs New Edubiase- Relegation dogfight expected in Tema

Published on: 26 August 2016
Ghana Premier League Preview: Inter Allies vs New Edubiase- Relegation dogfight expected in Tema
Inter Allies

Two relegation candidates Inter Allies FC and New Edubiase United clash Tema stadium in a crunch encounter on Sunday.

Inter Allies FC are lying 15th on the league ladder currently and are in need of a win to move out of the drop zone.

A lose or draw would mean they must win rest of the remaining fixtures to avoid the drop.

Enterprising winger Evans Mensah has joined Finnish side HJK Helsinki for the rest of the season whereas Frederick Boateng is suspended for the match after being sent off last Sunday against Hearts of Oak.

Influential midfielder Gockel Ahortor is expected back from his trials in Denmark to be available for selection for Sunday's important fixture against the bottom placed New Edubiase United.

New Edubiase United succumbed 1-0 to league leaders Wa All Stars last Sunday which pushed them a step further towards relegation. Only a win can boost their safety hopes.

Experienced and versatile midfielder James Boadu is expected to be fit for the game on Sunday.

He started training this week after recovering from a knee injury he sustained about three weeks ago.

Right back Christopha Agbashie makes a return to the squad ahead of the trip to Tema.

He was suspended in their last game against Wa All Stars.

Young striker Prince Antwi will also be available for Sunday's big game after serving a suspension in their last premiership match at the Nana Gyamfi park in Bekwai.

MATCH FACTS

Head to Head

Total matches played = 5

Inter Allies FC wins = 2

Drawn matches = 2

New Edubiase United wins = 1

*Inter Allies FC have just two victories in their last ten premier league matches. (W2 D4 L4)

*New Edubiase United have also won only two of their last ten fixtures in the premier league. (W2 D4 L4)

*Inter Allies FC have been beaten just once in their last twenty one home games in the premier league. (W9 D11 L1)

*New Edubiase United have managed to record only one victory in their last eight premier league away matches. (W1 D1 L6)

*Inter Allies FC are unbeaten in their last four meetings with New Edubiase United in the premiership. (W2 D2 L0)

*New Edubiase United are yet to pick at least one point from their two visits to Inter Allies FC in the premier league. (W0 D0 L2)

*Inter Allies FC have kept five clean sheets out of their thirteen home matches in the premiership this season.

*New Edubiase United have conceded in twelve of their thirteen away fixtures in the premier league this season.

By Nuhu Adams

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