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betPawa Premier League: Karela United tests Hearts of Oak, Champions Asante Kotoko trek to Tarkwa – Preview

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Champions Asante Kotoko will travel to Tarkwa to face Medeama SC on Matchday six of the betPawa Premier League on Saturday. The Red Devils came from a goal down to beat Samartex FC 2-1 at the Baba Yara stadium to get their season back on track after the defeat to Bechem United.

Asante Kotoko have won one and lost the other in their last two away games this season – as they defeat city rivals 3-0 and lost 2-0 to Bechem United. The Porcupine Warriors beat Medeama SC 2-0 in their last visit to the Akoon Park – a result that handed the League title in the 2021/22 season. Coach Seidu Zerbo will aim at capitalizing on the trembling form of Medeama SC at home – having won once and lost the other match against Aduana FC.

Augustine Agyapong who scored the winning goal against Samartex FC will be heavily relied upon in this fixture following his brilliant start to the season. New signing Steven Mukwala was off to a bright start in the win against King Faisal as he scored one and made one assist in the Kumasi.

The Uganda International has contributed three goals to the club in all competitions (1 goal, two assists) and would hope to continue his fine form with the likes of Serge Eric Zeze, Christopher Nettey, Richmond Lamptey and Nicholas Mensah complimenting him.

For Medeama SC – the quickly need to sharpen the rough edges after having a heavy slump in form despite their excellent start to the season. The mauves and yellows who lost 1-0 to Great Olympics in Accra have yet to win a match since Matchday two when they came from behind to beat Real Tamale United at the Akoon Park.

The match, which is scheduled for 3pm kick off on Saturday, November 12, will be live on StarTimes Adepa channel 247.

On Sunday, Real Tamale United will face unbeaten Aduana FC at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium. RTU won their last game against Berekum Chelsea at the Golden City Park and would aim to build on it as they fight to maintain their spot in the League rumbles on. Aduana FC are unbeaten this season with four wins and one draw – they occupy the top spot with 13 points. The Ogya lads have won their first two away games whiles Real Tamale United are yet to win at home this season.

Elsewhere - Bechem United will host in-form Accra Lions at the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park on Sunday. Bechem United who yet to concede at home with three goals scored will face a rejuvenated Accra Lions side who have won their last three matches. Ibrahim Tanko’s side Accra have not conceded a goal in their last three games with Bechem United yet to also concede at home thus far.

New boys Nsoatreman FC will battle Dream FC at the Nana Kronmansah Park at Nsoatre. The newly promoted side have won their first two games at home and are yet to concede whiles Dreams FC have struggled to score in their last three games – the Still Believe lads have conceded three goals in the process.

At Sameraboi - Samartex will take on Gold Stars at their new Nsenkyire grounds. The newly promoted side have drawn four games and lost one in their first five matches in the League.

Former Champions Hearts of Oak will be chasing their third consecutive win in the season against Karela United at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.

In their last meeting at the Accra Sports Stadium, the game ended in a draw while Karela United are unbeaten against Hearts of Oak in their last four games, winning one and drawing the remaining three matches.

Hearts of Oak unbeaten at the Accra Sports Stadium this season – as they hold an unbeaten record at home whiles Karela United have tasted defeats in all their away games this season. Hearts new coach Slavko Matic have won three matches since he took over from Samuel Boadu.