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Premier League Saturday preview: Bechem United host Aduana FC in Bono derby; Legon Cities battle Bofoakwa Tano

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Bechem United vs Aduana FC: 15:00GMT, Bechem

Bechem United welcome Aduana FC to the Nana Fosu Gyeabour park in the Bono derby on Saturday May 31, 2024.

United will be aiming to avenge the 1-0 defeat suffered against their opponent during the first half of the season at the Nana Agyemang Badu I park back in December, 2023.

Aduana FC, who have cemented their top-flight status as they lie second on the league table, make the short journey to Bechem to battle the Hunters, who just need a win to also secure another topflight status.

Bechem United sit 7th on the league table with 44 points after 31 matches, having won 1, drawn 2 and suffered 2 defeats in their last 5 outings.

The Hunters have managed to accumulate 31 points at home in this campaign, scoring 23 and conceding 9 in the process.

They are ranked as the 8th best home performers in the league. Bechem United are unbeaten in their last 5 consecutive home league matches.

Aduana FC are currently 2nd on the table with 49 accumulated points from 31 matches, having won 2, drawn 1 and suffered 2 defeats in their last 5 league games.

The Fire Club have managed to secure 10 points away from home this season, scored 11 and conceded 20 goals. The Fire Club are ranked among the top 10 best away performers in this campaign.

Yaw Acheampong’s side head into this fixture with a victory in their last away league game against Hearts of Oak.

It’s a battle between two high scoring sides in the league this season, Bechem United (37) and Aduana Stars (40).

Bechem United have played Aduana Stars three times at home in the league since 2020/21 season with Bechem United wining two and drawing one.

In the 2020/21 season, Bechem United beat Aduana Stars 4-0, won 1-0 in the 2021/22 season before recording a goalless draw in the 2022/23 season.

Aduana Stars are yet to score a goal against Bechem United in the league away from home since 2020/21 season.

Bechem United can rely on Cephas Mantey, Emmanuel Ababio, Emmanuel Abban, Emmanuel Annor, Joseph Kinful, Francis Acquah, Clinton Duodu, David Asabere, Francis Twene, Samuel Kuffour, Isaiah Nyarko and Gabriel Tenlep.

Aduana FC can also count on Richard Mahama, Rich Sackey, Frank Owusu, Richard Afriyie, Kelvin Obeng, Emmanuel Obuobi, Richard Tetteh, Yussif Chibsah Alhassan, Asamoah Fiifi Anderson, Sampson Cobbinah, Emmanuel Gyamfi, and Douglas Owusu Ansah.

Legon Cities vs Bofoakwa Tano: 15:00GMT; Dawu

Legon Cities welcome Bofoakwa Tano to the Theatre of Dreams in Dawu on Saturday June 1, 2024  looking for the win that will secure their topflight status for another season

The home side sit 11th and ideally need victory to stay within the sight of eighth and avoid any dramatic end to the season.

Bofoakwa Tano, who have a difficult task of avoiding the drop, will be aiming to end their campaign on the high despite their struggles since making a return to the Ghanaian elite division.

Legon Cities have won 2 and suffered 3 defeats in their last 5 league games. The Royals are 11th on the table with 41 points after 31 matches in this campaign.

Legon Cities are ranked as the 7th best home performers this season, following 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats with 33 accumulated points, scored 21 and conceded 13. They are unbeaten in their last 5 consecutive home league games.

Bofoakwa Tano currently sit 17th on the league table with 33 points from 31 matches and are winless in their last 5 league games. The Bofo lads have managed to accumulate 10 points away from home in this campaign, scoring 9 and conceding 18 goals.

They are ranked as the 8th weakest away side in the league so far. John Eduafo’s side are winless in their last 5 consecutive away matches.

Coach Kwasi Fabin’s side a ranked as the  5th most conceded club in the league this season (35).

The Royals are yet to host Bofoakwa Tano at home in the league after the Bofo lads gained promotion into the top-flight in the 2023/24 season.

Legon Cities goes into the game with quality players with the likes Kwabena Boateng, Fredrick Akatuk, Mohammed Alidu, Stephen Asare, Mohammed Suleman, Morris Fuseini, Samauel Tenedu, Kamal Suraje, Frank Antwi, Frank Akoto, Nasiru Moro, Albert Yeboah, Stephen Blankson, Nicholas Mensah, Joseph Mereku and Abdul Rahaman all ready for the game on Saturday.

Bofoakwa Tano star man Saaka Dauda will be available for the game on Saturday as well as Elijah Addai, Ado Zack, Aboagye Dacosta, Emmanuel Agyenim Boateng, Andrew Appau, Alhassan Ali, Emmanuel Ankrah, Isaac Baffoe, Bright Boakye Kyereh, Solomon Obilitey, Stephen Owusu, Clinton Baffour, Dana Blessing and Charles Mensah all available for selection.

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