Maritzburg, Chippa looking to bounce back

Maritzburg, Chippa looking to bounce back
Sandile Zuke during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Chippa United and Orlando Pirates at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth South Africa on 22 November 2016 ©Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Monday Nov 28, 2016. 12:58

Maritzburg United and Chippa United will look to bounce back from defeat in the Absa Premiership when they meet at Harry Gwala Stadium on 29 November 2016, kick-off at 19h30.

Maritzburg saw their unbeaten run cut short to four matches when they lost 3-2 at Cape Town City on November 22.

The KwaZulu-Natal side has claimed three points from five home matches this season.

The Team of Choice is placed ninth on the Absa Premiership log with 10 points from as many matches.

Chippa suffered a third successive league loss when they went down 1-0 at home to Orlando Pirates on November 22.

The Eastern Cape side has claimed four points from as many away matches this season.

The Chilli Boys are placed 11th on the Absa Premiership log with nine points from as many matches.

In head-to-head stats, Maritzburg and Chippa have met in six league matches since 2012/13.

The Team of Choice has three wins compared to one for the Chilli Boys, while two matches have been drawn.

Maritzburg have won two of their three home league matches against Chippa, suffering one defeat in the process.

Last season the Chilli Boys took four points off the Team of Choice, winning 2-0 in Pietermaritzburg before playing out a 2-2 draw in the return game in the Eastern Cape.

After winning the first three matches of this rivalry, Maritzburg have gone three games without a win against the Eastern Cape side.

Maritzburg’s line-up from their 3-2 loss to CTC: Mpandle, Onyango, Shandu, Shabalala, Weidlich, Mngonyama, Mekoa, Moyo (Nale 45'), Rusike, Maboe, Saal (Van Wyk 74').

Chippa’s line-up from their 1-0 loss to Pirates: Akpeyi, Thopola, Kama, Okwuosa, Mako, Ngubane (Sali 83'), Zuke, Mbenyane, Lorch, Mncube (Zulu 26'), Mashego.

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