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Defence Force vs Hawassa Tips - Draw tipped between stuttering teams

By Grant de Smidt
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26 Jun 2022
  • Defence Force vs Hawassa Predictions for Tuesday's Ethiopian Premier League match
  • Match is being played at 09:00 SAST at Bahir Dar Stadium
  • Hawassa have won just twice in nine matches and Defence Force are winless in five
  • Can Defence Force end their four-match streak of 0-0 draws?
  • Preview, tips, team news & stats
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Defence Force vs Hawassa Predictions

Defence Force are having a poor end to the season with little to play for. Hawassa can still finish third but have lost three of their last five. I am tipping this to end in a fifth successive draw for Mekelakeya.
  • Defence Force vs Hawassa Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Defence Force Form
  • Defence Force Injuries & Team News
  • Hawassa Form
  • Hawassa Injuries & Team News

  • Defence Force have drawn their last 4 matches (Ethiopian Premier League).
  • Defence Force have failed to score in their last 4 matches (Ethiopian Premier League).
  • Hawassa are winless in 7 of their last 9 matches (Ethiopian Premier League).
  • Hawassa have failed to score in 3 of their last 8 matches (Ethiopian Premier League).

Head to Head

Hawassa hold an 8-5 advantage across 19 previous matches against Mekelakeya with six draws.

When the sides last met in February, Hawassa won 3-2 at home.

Defence Force Form

Mekelakeya sit in mid-table obscurity with an 11-point gap to the drop zone and a 10-point gap to third place. They have lost just once in 10 matches but six of those have ended in draws.

After three successive wins, they were beaten 2-1 at home by Fasil Kenema. Four successive 0-0 draws have followed with Dire Dawa Kenema holding Defence Force to a stalemate at home.

Scoreless draws followed at Wolkite Ketema and Welayta Dicha. Their last match brought a 0-0 at home to Adama Kenema.

Defence Force Injuries & Team News

Coach Yohannes Sahile has a clean bill of health and no suspensions.

Guinean forward Badara Sylla is an option if the coach was to freshen up his attack after failing to score in four matches.

Hawassa Form

Awassa Kenema still sit fourth in the Ethiopian Premier League table despite a drop in form. They have just two wins in nine matches and have lost three of their last five.

After they lost 2-1 at Arba Minch Kenema, a 3-1 defeat at home to Ethiopia Coffee followed. A 3-1 win at Dire Dawa Kenema then preceded another win against Bahardar, 2-1 at home.

Their most recent outing saw a 1-0 defeat at Fasil Kenema. They conceded after nine minutes and couldn’t stage a comeback.

Hawassa Injuries & Team News

Coach Zeray Mulu could be forced into some changes. Congolose defender Mondia Kalonji went off injured in the last match and could miss out.

Biruk Beyene is the side’s key forward with 12 goals to his name this term.


I am backing a draw. A great value bet could be yet another 0-0 draw for the hosts.

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28 Jun 2022