Cosmos look to dent Wits’ title hopes

Cosmos look to dent Wits’ title hopes
Tebogo Makobela of Jomo Cosmos is challenged by Jabulani Shongwe of Bidvest Wits during the Absa Premiership match between Bidvest Wits and Jomo Cosmoson 08 November 2015 at Bidvest Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Thursday Apr 07, 2016. 11:03

Jomo Cosmos will look for a second major scalp in the Absa Premiership when they host Bidvest Wits at Olen Park on 13 April 2016, kick-off at 19h30.

Cosmos claimed their first away win in the league this season by beating champions Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 on March 15.

The Potchefstroom-based side has claimed 15 points from 11 home matches this season.

Ezenkosi are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with 20 points from 23 matches.

Wits claimed a fourth successive league win when they beat Orlando Pirates 1-0 at home on March 16.

The Johannesburg side has claimed 22 points from 11 away matches this season.

The Clever Boys are placed second on the Absa Premiership log with 48 points from 23 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Wits and Cosmos have met in 47 league matches since 1985.

Ezenkosi have 15 wins compared to 13 for the Clever Boys, while 19 matches have been drawn.

Cosmos have won seven of their 24 home league matches against Wits, suffering five defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, the Clever Boys claimed a 3-1 home win in Johannesburg.

The last seven league encounters between these teams in which Cosmos have been the host have all finished in draws.

Cosmos’ line-up from their 1-0 win over Chiefs: Modiba, Mngomezulu, Nsabiyumva, Mthembu, Zulu, Machupu, Mdamba (Mntambo 79’), Maluleke (Madolo 84’), Khumalo, Mhone, Aka (Msomi 52’).

Wits’ line-up from their 1-0 win over Pirates: Josephs, Allie, Hlatshwayo, Mkhwanazi, Hlanti, Pelembe, Ntshangase, Motshwari, Shongwe (Nhlapo 75’), Klate (Khumalo 90+2’), Keene (Botes 88’).

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