• Home
  • Soccer
  • Ethiopian Premier League

Hawassa vs Defence Force Predictions - Defence Force set to secure third straight win

brad-newcomb
Editor
Last updated: 16 May 2024
Listen
Brad Newcomb 16 May 2024
Share this article
Or copy link
success image
  • Hawassa vs Defence Force tips for Saturday's Ethiopian Premier League match (17:00 SAST)
  • Defence Force are second in the league standings
  • Can Hawassa bounce back with a win?
Expired
soccer generic
Can Hawassa bounce back with a win? (Getty Images)

Hawassa vs Defence Force Predictions


Hawassa have not been able to build momentum during the last stages of the season. Defence Force have been back to their best after some indifferent performances. Defence Force is predicted to win with BTTS. 
  • Hawassa vs Defence Force Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Hawassa Form 
  • Hawassa Team News & Injuries
  • Defence Force Form 
  • Defence Force Team News & Injuries

  • Hawassa have won 3 of their last 7 league fixtures.
  • Hawassa have scored 7 goals in 5 league matches.
  • Hawassa have conceded 7 goals in 5 league games.
  • Defence Force have won 4 of their last 7 league fixtures.
  • Defence Force have scored 7 goals in 5 league matches.
  • Defence Force have conceded 4 goals in 5 league games.

Head to Head


Hawassa have a slight edge with nine wins to seven against Defence Force, including seven draws in 23 meetings in the Ethiopian Premier League.

Hawassa lost 2-1 against Defence Force earlier in the campaign.

Hawassa Form 


Hawassa had an opportunity to secure three wins in a row but came up short against Sidama Coffee last weekend, drawing 1-1.

Hawassa were the first to score, taking the lead after 17 minutes of play to gain the upper hand over Sidama Coffee.

Hawassa frustrated their opponents in the second stanza before Sidama Coffee equalised in the 74th minute of the match. 

Hawassa had 45% possession and seven shots in the match, with two attempts on target.

Hawassa are 10th on the BetKing Ethiopian Premier League log with 33 points from 24 games. They have scored 33 goals and conceded 34 in that period.

Hawassa have registered two victories in their last five fixtures, including two losses and one draw. They scored seven goals and let in seven at the back.

Hawassa have been prone to inconsistent performances lately and have not defeated Defence Force in their last three encounters, which include two losses.

Hawassa Team News & Injuries


Tafesse Solomon scored the opening goal against Sidama Coffee, securing his fourth of the season. 

Ali Sulieman has been in superb form with 13 goals in this edition of the Ethiopian Premier League.

Defence Force Form 


Defence Force cruised to a comfortable 2-0 victory over relegation-bound Hambericho Durame last weekend. 

Defence Force dominated proceedings against Hambericho Durame but could not find a goal during the first stanza.

However, two quick goals in the 53rd and 59th minute of the match sealed the deal for Defence Force. 

Mekelakeya had 64% possession and 29 shots in the game, with four attempts on target.

Defence Force are in the top three on the BetKing Ethiopian Premier League table with 47 points from 24 games. They have scored 33 goals and conceded 22 in that period.

Mekelakeya have won two of their last five fixtures, including one loss and two draws. They scored seven goals and conceded four.

Defence Force have kept within touching distance of the league leaders after winning back-to-back matches and will aim to win their third in a row when they take on a Hawassa side that can be inconsistent. 

Defence Force Team News & Injuries


Shimelis Bekele scored a brace against Hambericho Durame, taking his tally to five goals in the 2023/24 Ethiopian Premier League.

Menyelu Wondimu has been in great touch with 11 goals this term. 

Canaan Markneh has found the back of the net six times this season. 

Verdict

Defence Force have rediscovered their touch and is tipped to get the better of Hawassa with a BTTS victory and a 2-1 scoreline at full-time.

Best Bet1: Defence Force Win Full Time Result @1/1 at Bet.co.za - 3 Units
Best Bet2: Defence Force Win 2-1 Correct Score @13/2 at Bet.co.za - 1 Unit
Defence Force Win
Full Time Result
@1/1 - 3 Units
R5,000 bonus
with bonus code NEWBONUS

18+ only. T&Cs apply. New customers only. Email must be verified prior to participation. Min deposit R50. Max bonus amount R5000. Exclusive offer when you use the bet.co.za promo code NEWBONUS.

Bet at Bet.co.za
Defence Force Win 2-1
Correct Score
@13/2 - 1 Unit
R5,000 bonus
with bonus code NEWBONUS

18+ only. T&Cs apply. New customers only. Email must be verified prior to participation. Min deposit R50. Max bonus amount R5000. Exclusive offer when you use the bet.co.za promo code NEWBONUS.

Bet at Bet.co.za

Top Betting Sites

special-offer-1Betting offers

Upcoming Events

21 May 2024

Load More
18 May 2024

Hawassa v Defence Force