MATCH CENTRE

WED 24 APRIL 2019, 19:30, BIDVEST WITS STADIUM

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Wits look to keep in the title hunt

by BackPageTXT

Tue April 23, 10:03

Bidvest Wits will look to keep in the Absa Premiership title hunt when they host Black Leopards at Bidvest Stadium on 24 April 2019, kick-off at 19h30.

Wits claimed a second win from their last three league matches when they defeated Chippa United 1-0 away from home on April 12, with Deon Hotto scoring the only goal of the game.

The Clever Boys have claimed 17 points from 13 home matches this season, with their last result as hosts a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Orlando Pirates in early April.

Leopards avoided a hat-trick of league defeats when they held Kaizer Chiefs 1-1 at home on April 13. The Limpopo side has won just once in their last nine league outings.


Lidoda Duvha have claimed just seven points from 13 away matches this season, with their last result on the road a 2-0 loss at Orlando Pirates earlier in the month.

In head-to-head stats, Leopards and Wits have met in 17 league matches since 2000/01. The Clever Boys have claimed nine wins compared to four for Lidoda Duvha, while four games have been drawn. The Johannesburg side has claimed five wins from eight home matches in the rivalry, suffering just one defeat in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, at the Thohoyandou Stadium in December 2018, Wits claimed a 1-0 away win thanks to a late goal from Frank Mhango. The Clever Boys are unbeaten in their last five league matches against Leopards.

Wits’ line-up from their 1-0 win over Chippa on April 12: Goss, Hlatshwayo, Mkhwanazi, Nonyane, Hlanti, Monare, Alexander, Dzvukamanja (Domingo 71'), Hotto, Pelembe (Mere 83'), Majoro (Lakay 61').

Leopards’ line-up from their 1-1 draw with Chiefs on April 13: Ndlovu, Munganga, Munyai, Zulu, Katjiukua, Bereng (Kapinga 77'), Masalesa, Hlongwane, Mudau (Mhlongo 64'), Tshepe (Sekotlong 90'), Musonda.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE BIDVEST WITS STADIUM
BIDVEST WITS GOALS BLACK LEOPARDS GOALS
9. Simon Murray (28') 11. Mwape Musonda (38')
11. Deon Hotto (29')
11. Elias Pelembe (73')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 2
BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP BLACK LEOPARDS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
31
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
15
Defender
2
Defender
13
Defender
28
Defender
68'
3
Defender
0
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
83'
10
Midfielder
29'
36'
11
Midfielder
66'
6
Midfielder
73'
11
Midfielder
83'
5
Midfielder
71'
24
Midfielder
74'
25
Midfielder
28'
64'
9
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
8
Forward/Striker
8'
38'
11
SUBSTITUTIONS
Haashim Domingo
Forward/Striker
64'
21
Lefa Hlongwane
Midfielder
66'
17
Fagrie Lakay
Forward/Striker
71'
15
Elton Kapinga
Midfielder
74'
12
Frank Mhango
Forward/Striker
80'
17
Themba Ndlovu
Defender
83'
31
CARDS
Deon Hotto
Midfielder
36'
11
Mwape Musonda
Forward/Striker
8'
11
Thulani Hlatshwayo
Defender
68'
3
Marks Munyai
Midfielder
83'
5
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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