Celtic welcome determined Tuks

Celtic welcome determined Tuks
Lyle Lakay of Bloemfontein Celtic celebrates his goal with his teammates during the Absa Premiership match match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Bloemfontein Celtic at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa on March 16, 2016 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Thursday Apr 14, 2016. 10:27

Bloemfontein Celtic will look to extend their unbeaten run in the Absa Premiership when they host University of Pretoria at Dr Molemela Stadium on 17 April 2016, kick-off at 15h00.

Celtic played to an eighth draw of the season and recorded a second successive unbeaten game when they were held 0-0 at home by Golden Arrows on April 10.

The Bloemfontein side has claimed 12 points from as many home matches this season.

Phunya Sele Sele are placed 12th on the Absa Premiership log with 26 points from 24 matches.

University of Pretoria claimed their first away win of the season when they defeated Maritzburg United 4-2 on April 9.

The Tshwane side has claimed seven points from 12 away matches this season.

AmaTuks are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with 20 points from 24 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Tuks and Celtic have met in seven league matches since 2012/13.

Phunya Sele Sele have three wins compared to two for AmaTuks, while two matches have been drawn.

Celtic’s three matches as host in this fixture have seen them record one win, one loss and one draw.

When the teams met earlier this season, Phunya Sele Sele claimed a 2-0 away win in Pretoria.

Celtic are unbeaten in their last four league matches against Tuks, claiming three wins in the process.

Celtic’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with Arrows: Tignyemb, Jooste, Fransman, Ndengane, Letlabika, Matuka (Ntanga 90'), Phalane, Lakay, Morena, Abdoul (Lubisi 53'), Zuma (Lamola 81').

Tuks’ line-up from their 4-2 win over Maritzburg: Coetsee, Ngubane, Jaure, Mwedihanga, Mthethwa, Maruping, Ntombayithethi, Nemukondeni (Chikohwa 85’), Mnyamane (Zwane 65’), Bacela (Ketjijere 87’), Nyondo.

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