Football tips: Liberty Professionals vs Elmina Sharks - predictions and betting guide

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Competition: Ghana Premier League
Competition: Thu 08.April
Match begins: 22:00 (UTC)
Venue: Dansoman Park (2000 seats)

An important duel in the bottom section of the Premier League, with both Liberty Professionals and Elmina Sharks experiencing more worry than joy. This match is a classic "six-pointer" with the home team placed 17th and the visitors in 14th place.

Insights:
  • Liberty Professionals have the the worst goal difference (-12) in Premier League
  • Elmina Sharks have the most dropped points from leading position (20) in Premier League

It's no vacation for neither Professionals nor Elmina Sharks as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

It should be mentioned that Elmina Sharks play their home matches on artifical turf, so they have to adjust for this one as it's played on grass. Does it matter? Recent statistics for Elmina Sharks on grass are 5 victories, 11 draws and 13 defeats from 29 games. In these matches they have a goal statistics scored/conceded: 25-39. You can compare this with overall results below.

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Liberty Professionals form and stats

2 victories, 4 draws and 2 defeats. That’s what Liberty Professionals, who have the the worst goal difference (-12) in Premier League, have to build on here at Dansoman Park in the Premier League.

Professionals travelled for their previous game, a trip to Bechem United that ended 0-0. Heartbreak before that as Professionals lost 0-1 at King Faisal's place.

The Professionals fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 8 in 8 matches. From these home matches, Professionals have conceded only 7 goals.

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Elmina Sharks form and stats

Elmina Sharks have only collected 4 points from their away games in the Premier League, after 0-4-4 (8 played). With two straight losses from their last two away games, Elmina Sharks are hoping that it's time for some travel points again.

Elmina played 0-0 against Ebusua Dwarfs in their previous match. Before that, Elmina secured a home win against Asante Kotoko with the score 1-0.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Elmina as they have only managed to score 7 times from 8 away games in the league. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. In the opposite end, Elmina have conceded 14 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Elmina Sharks - Professionals 1-1, played this season. Head-2-head stats last five meetings: zero - three - two (Liberty Professionals wins - draws - Elmina Sharks wins). As for goals, one match ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four had two or less.

Liberty Professionals missing players

Elmina Sharks missing players

Liberty Professionals Elmina Sharks
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
18 8 3 Played P 3 8 18
3 2 1 Won W 0 0 4
7 4 2 Drew D 2 4 9
8 2 0 Lost L 1 4 5
11 8 4 Scored S 1 7 18
23 7 3 Conceded C 3 14 22
83% 88% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 67% 88% 89%
56% 62% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 75% 67%
22% 25% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 38% 33%
17% 12% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 38% 22%
11% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 12% 6%
33% 50% 67% BTTS BTTS 33% 62% 61%
33% 38% 33% Clean Sheets C S 33% 12% 28%
50% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 67% 38% 22%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.4 1.6 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.7 2 2
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 2
 
9.3 11.8 13 Shots (avg) S ( 6.3 6 10.5
3.4 4.2 4.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0.7 0.8 3.9
22% 24% 31% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 100% 26%
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • Elmina Sharks have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Elmina Sharks have the most dropped points from leading position (20) in Premier League
  • Elmina Sharks have yet to win a game away.
  • Liberty Professionals have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Liberty Professionals have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Liberty Professionals have the fewest points (10) at home in Premier League
  • Liberty Professionals have the the worst goal difference (-12) in Premier League

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Karela 17 9 4 4 25 17 9 8 0 1 18 6 8 1 4 3 7 11 8 31
2 Asante Kotoko 17 8 7 2 15 7 7 4 2 1 6 2 10 4 5 1 9 5 8 31
3 Great Olympics 18 9 3 6 20 14 9 6 2 1 12 4 9 3 1 5 8 10 6 30
4 Hearts of Oak 17 7 6 4 25 14 9 5 3 1 21 8 8 2 3 3 4 6 11 27
5 Medeama 18 7 6 5 20 17 8 5 3 0 11 4 10 2 3 5 9 13 3 27
6 Dreams 17 7 5 5 26 17 9 6 1 2 19 7 8 1 4 3 7 10 9 26
7 Ebusua Dwarfs 17 7 4 6 20 20 8 3 2 3 8 8 9 4 2 3 12 12 0 25
8 Aduana Stars 17 6 6 5 19 21 8 5 3 0 12 6 9 1 3 5 7 15 -2 24
9 Bechem United 16 6 5 5 18 21 9 5 3 1 13 7 7 1 2 4 5 14 -3 23
10 Ashanti Gold 17 5 7 5 27 24 8 4 3 1 17 7 9 1 4 4 10 17 3 22
11 WAFA 17 6 4 7 23 23 8 5 3 0 21 10 9 1 1 7 2 13 0 22
12 Berekum Chelsea 17 5 6 6 17 19 9 5 4 0 10 3 8 0 2 6 7 16 -2 21
13 Eleven Wonders 18 5 6 7 14 19 10 5 3 2 10 6 8 0 3 5 4 13 -5 21
14 Elmina Sharks 17 4 8 5 18 22 9 4 4 1 11 8 8 0 4 4 7 14 -4 20
15 Wa All Stars 17 4 7 6 15 16 8 3 4 1 11 6 9 1 3 5 4 10 -1 19
16 King Faisal 17 4 5 8 18 27 9 4 3 2 11 9 8 0 2 6 7 18 -9 17
17 Liberty Professionals 17 3 6 8 11 23 8 2 4 2 8 7 9 1 2 6 3 16 -12 15
18 Inter Allies 17 3 3 11 9 19 9 3 2 4 5 8 8 0 1 7 4 11 -10 12