BECHEM UNITED VS ACCRA LIONS
2021-22 GHANA PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEW: BECHEM UNITED VS ACCRA LIONS
• The 2013-14 fifth placed, Bechem United lock horns with the Debutants, Accra Lions in matchday 21 fixture in the 2021-22 Ghana Premier League at the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park on SUNDAY afternoon in Bechem.
By: Isaac Amponsah (Dr Ike) and Bright Yeboah Taylor (byt)
Predictions: Home win/draw
• The 2021-22 season of the Ghana League is the 59th edition since the competition started in 1956 but it is the 25th edition since the inception of Ghana Premier League in the 1993-94 season is the 7th appearance for Bechem United while it is the 1st appearance for Accra Lions.
• 2021-22 season
Saturday, 20th Nov. 2021 (Day 4)
Accra Lions 2-1 Bechem United
Christopher Achempong 29' & Rauf Salifu 34'//Augustine Okrah 60'
Total matches played - 1
Bechem United wins - 0
Goals scored - 1
Accra Lions wins - 1
Goals scored - 2
Drawn games - 0
• Bechem United have gone two games (180 mins) without DEFEAT in the GPL (W1 D1 GF3 GA2). The last time the Hunters lost a game in the competition was 27th Feb. 2022 in match Day 18 against Medeama (1-0).
• Accra Lions have gone three (3) games (270 mins) without DEFEAT in the GPL (W1 D2 GF3 GA8). The last time Accra Lions lost a game in the competition was 12th Feb. 2022 in match Day 17 against Asante Kotoko (3-1).
• Bechem United on record have lost just eight (8) out of 100 league games at home since joining the League in 2011-12 season. Their first two home defeats came at the Kumasi Baba Yara Sports Stadium. Those two games were against New Edubiase United and Asante Kotoko. Both games ended 3-2 in their disadvantage when they adopted there as their home grounds when Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park was under construction.
They have lost only six (6) league games at BECHEM.
Hearts of Oak is the last team to beat Bechem United at BECHEM.
• Bechem United are yet to PLAY Day 21 Home game in the GPL since 2011-12 season.
2011-12 Bechem United 0-0 Berekum Chelsea
2013-14 Bechem United 2-1 Wa All Stars
2014-15 Bechem United 2-1 Liberty Professionals
2017 Bechem United 1-0 Hearts of Oak
W3 D1 GF5 GA2
• Accra Lions are yet to PLAY Day 21 Away game in the GPL since 29th Oct. 2021 when they had their first game in the competition.
• The first time the Hunters, Bechem United lost @ HOME in the GPL is 9th Oct. 2011 in match Day 1 in the 2011-12 season against New Edubiase United (2-3).
- Since then, Bechem United have played 99 Home games in the GPL.
W61 D30 L7 GF137 GA49
• The last time Bechem United lost @ Home in the GPL is 12th May, 2021 in the Day 24 in the 2020-21 season against Hearts of Oak (0-1).
- Since then, Bechem United have played 13 Home games (1,170 mins) so far in the GPL.
W9 D4 GF20 GA3
• Bechem United have lost 8 out of 100 Home games in the GPL since 2011-12 season.
09/10/11 Bechem Utd 2-3 Edubiase (2011-12)
22/10/11 Bechem Utd 2-3 Kotoko (2011-12)
19/02/12 Bechem Utd 0-1 Wassaman (2011-12)
05/10/13 Bechem Utd 0-1 Hearts (2013-14)
22/03/15 Bechem Utd 1-3 Kotoko (2014-15)
18/05/16 Bechem Utd 0-1 Kotoko (2015-16)
02/04/17 Bechem Utd 0-1 WAFA (2017)
12/05/21 Bechem Utd 0-1 Hearts of Oak (2020-21)
• Bechem United have so far played 100 Home games in the GPL since 2011-12 season.
W62 D30 L8 GF139 GA52
• The first time Accra Lions won an Away game in the GPL is 3rd Jan. 2022 in matchday 11 in the 2021-22 season against Legon Cities (0-1).
- Since, Accra Lions have played 4 Away games (360 mins) so far in the GPL.
D2 L2 GF4 GA8
• Accra Lions have so far played 10 Away games in the GPL since 29th Oct. 2021 when they had their first game in the competition.
W1 D2 L7 GF7 GA21
• Accra Lions had their debut game in the Ghana top-flight competition on 29th October, 2021 when they drew 1-1 with Elmina Sharks. Michelle Sarpong scored first for Sharks on the 65' while Rauf Salifu (81') got the equalizer for Accra Lions.
• Accra Lions have SCORED in each of their last five (5) Away games in the Ghana Premier, League (Legon Cities 0-1 Accra Lions, Aduana FC 1-1 Accra Lions, Berekum Chelsea 3-1 Accra Lions, Asante Kotoko 3-1 Accra Lions & Elmina Sharks 1-1 Accra Lions). CAN THEY SCORE AGAINST BECHEM UNITED?
• Accra Lions won their first game in the top-flight competition when they hosted Bechem United in Day 4 game at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday, 20th Nov. 2021. Christopher Achempong 29' & Rauf Salifu 34'//Augustine Okrah 60'.
• Accra Lions lost 2-0 against Hearts of Oak on Sunday, 19th December, 2021 in match Day 9 fixture at the Cape Coast Stadium through Kofi Kordzi on the 61st minutes and Daniel Afriyie Bannie on the 65th minutes.
• Accra Lions lost 3-1 against Asante Kotoko on Sunday, 12th Feb. 2022 in match Day 17 fixture at the Baba Yara Stadium through hat-trick from Franck Mbella Thierry Etouga 4', 45' (pen) & 83' and consolidation from Kelvin Kyei 45' (pen).
• Bechem United Home matches in the month of MARCH in the since 2011-12 season.
21/03/12 Bechem United 1-1 Heart of Lions
25/03/12 Bechem United 0-0 Berekum Chelsea
15/03/14 Bechem United 2-1 Wa All Stars
19/03/14 Bechem United 0-0 Berekum Chelsea
30/03/14 Bechem United 1-1 Inter-Allies
22/03/15 Bechem United 1-3 Asante Kotoko ***
06/03/16 Bechem United 1-0 Edubiase United
20/03/16 Bechem United 0-0 Edubiase United
05/03/17 Bechem United 1-0 Liberty
08/03/17 Bechem United 1-0 Tema Youth
15/03/17 Bechem United 0-0 Elmina Sharks
07/03/21 Bechem United 1-1 Ebusua Dwarfs
08/03/22 Bechem United 0-0 Asante Kotoko
W4 D7 L1 GF9 GA7
• Accra Lions are yet to PLAY an Away match in the month of MARCH in the GPL since 2021 when they were promoted to the Ghana top-flight competition.
• The last AWAY side to prevent Bechem United from scoring @ HOME in the GPL is Asante Kotoko who secured goalless drawn game on 8th March, 2022 in match Day 19 in the 2021-22 season.
• Bechem United have so far kept 69 CLEAN SHEETS out 189 games in the GPL since 2011-12 season.
• Accra Lions have kept 7 CLEAN SHEETS out of 20 games in the Ghana Premier League since 29th Oct. 2021 when they had their debut game in the competition.
• Bechem United Best position in the Ghana Premier League since 2011 is 5th with 42 points in the 2013-14 season.
• Bechem United worse performance in the GPL since 2011 is 15th with 29 points, and they were relegated in the 2011-12 season.
• Bechem United are 4th with 34 points after Day 20 games while Accra Lions on the other hand are 12th with 24 points on the Ghana top-flight log.
- Isaac Amponsah (Dr Ike) and Bright Yeboah Taylor (byt)
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