Dikwena look to extend Aces’ dry spell

Dikwena look to extend Aces’ dry spell
Sibusiso Msomi of Platinum Stars during the Absa Premiership match between Platinum Stars and Kaizer Chiefs on 09 March 2016 at Royal Bafokeng Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Thursday Mar 17, 2016. 13:30

Platinum Stars will look to continue their strong form in the Absa Premiership when they host Black Aces at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on 20 March 2016, kick-off at 15h30.

Stars claimed a third win from their last four league matches when they beat Ajax Cape Town 3-0 at home on March 13.

The Rustenburg side has claimed 23 points from 11 home matches this season.

Dikwena are placed third on the Absa Premiership log with 40 points from 22 matches.

Aces have gone six league matches without a win after drawing 1-1 at home with University of Pretoria on March 12.

The Mpumalanga side has claimed 15 points from 11 away matches this season.

AmaZayoni are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 37 points from 22 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Aces and Stars have met in nine league matches since 2009/10.

Dikwena have three wins compared to one for AmaZayoni, while five matches have been drawn.

Stars have won one of their four home league matches against Aces, suffering one defeat in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season they played to a 2-2 draw in Mpumalanga.

The teams’ nine league meetings have produced 24 goals.

Stars’ line-up from their 3-0 win over Ajax: Mzimela, Nhlapo, Sithole, Zulu, Mere, Ng'ambi, Mathe, Zongo (Gumede 85'), Mabena (Kodisang 74'), Rodgers (Msomi 55'), Ntuli.

Aces’ line-up from their 1-1 draw with Tuks: Mabokgwane, Mzava, Ngalo, Hendricks, Nodada, Matsi, Modiba, Jayiya (Mashikinya 74’), Mbatha (Moseamedi 46’), Ngoma (Moon 62’), Mbesuma.

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