Platinum, Free State meet in Rustenburg

Platinum, Free State meet in Rustenburg
Ndumiso Mabena of Platinum Stars during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Polokwane City and Platinum Stars at the Old Peter Stadium, South Africa on 19 April 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Apr 25, 2017. 09:46

Platinum Stars and Free State Stars will both be looking to break losing streaks in the Absa Premiership when they meet at Moruleng Stadium on 26 April 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

Platinum suffered a third successive league loss when they were beaten 1-0 at Polokwane City on April 19.

The Rustenburg-based side has claimed 11 points from 12 home matches this season.

Dikwena are placed 11th on the Absa Premiership log with 25 points from 23 matches.

Free State suffered a second successive league loss when they were beaten 1-0 at home by Mamelodi Sundowns on April 16.

The Bethlehem-based side has claimed six points from 12 away matches this season.

Ea Lla Koto are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with 22 points from 24 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Platinum and Free State have met in 21 league matches since 2005/06.

Ea Lla Koto have claimed seven wins compared to six for Dikwena, while eight matches have been drawn.

Platinum have won three of their 10 home league matches against Free State, suffering four defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, Ea Lla Koto claimed a 3-1 home win in the Free State.

The teams’ 21 league meetings have produced 42 goals.

Platinum’s line-up from their 1-0 loss to Polokwane: Mzimela, Zulu, Mwedihanga, Mkhabela, De Jongh (Botes 89') Mere, Ng'ambi, Phiri (Kodisang 86'), Mabena, Msomi, Ntuli.

Free State’s line-up from their 1-0 loss to Sundowns: Ngobeni, Teyise, Thlone, Masehe, Mashego, Vilakazi (Ntuli 55'), Jantjie, Dlamini, Kerspuy, Venter, Anas (Sekola 46').




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