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  • December 15, 2012
  • • 15:00
  • • Tamale Sports Stadium, Tamale
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RTU – Berekum Chelsea Preview: The Blues are in line to deepen the woes of the Pride of the North

RTU – Berekum Chelsea Preview: The Blues are in line to deepen the woes of the Pride of the North

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Both teams are anxious to return to winning ways, but the odds favour the Blues, who could come out tops in Kumasi on Saturday

  PROBABLE LINEUP
RTU

Collins
Sakara, Adjetey, A Abdul, Hassan
Kwamena, Twumasi, Boakye
Mohammed, Yeboah, A Abdulai






BEREKUM CHELSEA

Sowah
Yaw, Cole, Arthur, Boateng
Idan, Asante, Salifu, Nafiu
Opoku, Adams






Tension is highly expected at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium when Berekum Chelsea play against struggling hosts Real Tamale United in Saturday’s big match.

Due to the ban placed on the Pride of the North, there was a controversy as to where to play, and finally they settled to use the Kumasi grounds for the only game of Saturday.

The fixture involves two teams anxious to return to winning ways with RTU suffering the more after conceding three consecutive loses in its last three games.

The Blues after being denied the top spot of the domestic top flight as a result of a goalless draw game against King Faisal will have the upper hand over the minnows.

The Tamale-based club, who are facing many challenges after being promoted from the Division One side, are currently at the bottom of the standings with just four points from 10 matches played this season.

Coach Yusif Abubakar's side who are also currently fourth on the log will be coming in with an attacking mindset, which they started the season with. Latif Salifu and Jordan Opoku will be the players to watch in this game.

RTU coach Alhassan Dawou has admitted he is under intense pressure to turn around their downward spiral and will hope for some form of magic when they trek to Kumasi. Diminutive striker Salifu is in a good form to start, but coach Abubakar must weigh up the merit of whom to pick from Sadick Adams and Eric Bekoe.
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Berekum Chelsea are currently 117th in the whole world and fourth in Africa and also fourth on the log of the domestic top flight.
  • The Blues have scored 11 and conceded four in all the 10 matches played this season.
  • Chelsea still suffers from the heaviest of 4-1 defeat against Ebusua Dwarfs which has also prevented them from being at the top spot by now.
  • RTU have lost six matches, drawn four in all the 10 games played this season.
  • RTU, who returned to the Ghana Premier League after a year in relegation, are still without a win this season after 10 games in the domestic top flight.
  • Real Tamale United have been banned from playing their home matches at the Tamale Sports Stadium and only have four points this season.
  • The Pride of the North are the only team that has conceded 18 goals in 10 matches outlining the weakest defense in the GPL.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Real Tamale

Berekum Chelsea

Wins
0
1
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Real Tamale United RTA
Real Tamale United Real Tamale
Draw
Berekum Chelsea FC CHE
Berekum Chelsea FC Berekum Chelsea
29%
71%

Top 3 Predictions

Real Tamale United RTA
1 - 2
Berekum Chelsea FC CHE
Real Tamale United RTA
0 - 3
Berekum Chelsea FC CHE
Real Tamale United RTA
2 - 1
Berekum Chelsea FC CHE

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