Wits, Aces in top-of-the-table clash

Wits, Aces in top-of-the-table clash
Bongolethu Jayiya of Mpumalanga Black Aces and Dillon Sheppard of Bidvest Wits during the Absa Premiership Football match between Bidvest Wits and Mpumalanga Black Aces on May 2, 2015 ©Barry Aldworth/BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Thursday Jan 14, 2016. 10:56

Bidvest Wits and Black Aces will meet for a top-of-the-table Absa Premiership clash at Bidvest Stadium on 15 January 2016, kick-off at 20h00.

Wits claimed a fourth win from their last five league matches when they defeated Chippa United 3-1 away on January 10.

The Johannesburg team has claimed 16 points from six home matches this season.

The Clever Boys are placed first on the Absa Premiership log with 29 points from 13 matches.

Aces claimed a fourth successive league win when they defeated Polokwane City 1-0 at home on January 9.

The Mpumalanga club has claimed 10 points from six away matches this season.

AmaZayoni are placed third on the Absa Premiership log with 27 points from 13 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Wits and Aces have met in 33 league matches since 1985.

The Clever Boys have 17 wins compared to three for Amazayoni, while 13 matches have been drawn.

Wits have won 10 of their 16 home matches against Aces, suffering just one defeat in the process.

Last season the Clever Boys took four points off AmaZayoni, winning 2-1 away in Mpumalanga before playing out a 2-2 draw in the return game in Johannesburg.

Aces’ last league win against Wits was back in the 2009/10 season – it is their only victory against the Clever Boys in the PSL era (1996/97 onwards).

Wits’ line-up from their 3-1 win over Chippa: Josephs, Allie, Hlatshwayo, Klate, Pelembe (Nhlapo 88’), Mkhwanazi, Bhasera, Mahlambi (Botes 66’), Keene (Vilakazi 75’), Motshwari, Ntshangase.

Aces’ line-up from their 1-0 win over Polokwane: Walters, Moon, Mzava, Ngalo, Nonyane, Manyama, Khuboni, Matsi, Tukane (Modiba 46’), Mbesuma (Nodada 72’), S. Masina (Moseamedi 64’).

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