Thabisoma Tema of Polokwane City is challenged by Kingston Nkhatha of Supersport United during the Absa Premiership match between Supersport United and Polokwane City on the 21 December 2016 at Lucas Moripe Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix
Tuesday Feb 07, 2017. 11:34
Polokwane City will look to snap their losing streak in the Absa Premiership when they host Maritzburg United at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on 8 February 2017, kick-off at 19h30.
Polokwane suffered a second successive defeat in the league when they went down 2-1 at SuperSport United on December 21.
The Limpopo side has claimed 11 points from six home matches this season.
Rise and Shine are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 21 points from 15 matches.
Maritzburg extended their unbeaten run in the league to five matches with a 1-1 draw at home to Bidvest Wits on December 20.
The KwaZulu-Natal side has claimed 11 points from seven away matches this season.
The Team of Choice is placed eighth on the Absa Premiership log with 19 points from 15 matches.
In head-to-head stats, Maritzburg and Polokwane have met in seven league matches since 2013/14.
Rise and Shine have claimed four wins compared to two for the Team of Choice, while one match has been drawn.
Polokwane have an unbeaten home record against Maritzburg in the league, with two wins and a draw from three turns as hosts.
When the teams met earlier this season in Pietermaritzburg, Rise and Shine claimed a 1-0 away win.
Polokwane have recorded four successive league wins over Maritzburg.
Polokwane’s line-up from their 2-1 loss to SuperSport: Chigova, Semenya, Maponyane, Tema (Mbonani 81’), Klaas, Maluleke, Seabi (Mngomezulu 88’), Manaka, Jembula, Ramagalela, Tlolane (Ndou 67’).
Maritzburg’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Wits: Mpandle, Fransman, Onyango, Weidlich, Mngonyama, Shandu, Mekoa, Lentjies, Maboe, Mokate (Shabalala 89'), Rusike (Ndlovu 75').