The upcoming betPawa Premier League fixture on Matchday 8 is set to be a headline-grabber as Accra Hearts of Oak take on Medeama SC. Both teams have had contrasting starts to the 2023/24 Premier League campaign.
Reigning league champions Medeama SC kicked off their season with a 2-2 draw against Accra Lions at home, followed by an impressive away win (2-1) over Bechem United. However, they faced setbacks with losses to Aduana FC and Dreams FC. The mauve and yellows are currently in 8th place with 10 points, having secured back-to-back wins over Nations FC and FC Samartex 1996.
In contrast, Hearts of Oak, one of Ghana’s football giants, is enduring one of its worst starts to the Premier League in history. They have accumulated only six points and scored just two goals in their six league matches. The Phobians have won one, drawn two at home, and earned just one point on the road. Their most recent performance saw them securing a point against Bibiani Gold Stars on Sunday.
Hearts of Oak hasn’t won a league match since Matchday Two, with their last victory on Sunday, September 24. They are now in the 16th spot with 6 points. Last season, they suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Medeama SC, losing 5-1, so they are eager to avoid a similar humiliation at home.
Medeama SC heads into the game with optimism, having recovered from a slow start to the league with two consecutive victories against Nations FC and FC Samartex in their last two outings. The two teams are separated by four points, with Hearts of Oak in 16th place and Medeama SC in the middle of the table with 10 points, each having one outstanding game. This clash promises to be a significant showdown in the ongoing Premier League campaign.