Clayton Daniels of Supersport United is challenged by Robyn Johannes of Cape Town City during the Telkom Knockout Cup Final match between Cape Town City and Supersport United 10 December 2016 at Peter Mokaba StadiumPic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix
Tuesday Feb 14, 2017. 14:11
Free State Stars will welcome the challenge of Absa Premiership title contenders SuperSport United at James Motlatsi Stadium on 15 February 2017, kick-off at 19h30.
Stars suffered a defeat in their opening league match of the year when they went down 3-1 at Kaizer Chiefs on February 7.
The Free State side has claimed 12 points from eight home matches this season.
Ea Lla Koto are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with 14 points from 16 matches.
SuperSport extended their unbeaten run in the league to 14 matches with a 5-2 home win over Golden Arrows on February 8.
The Tshwane side has claimed 11 points from eight away matches this season.
Matsatsantsa are placed third on the Absa Premiership log with 28 points from 15 matches.
In head-to-head stats, SuperSport and Stars have met in 41 league matches since 1991.
Matsatsantsa have claimed 14 wins compared to nine for Ea Lla Koto, while 18 matches have been drawn.
Stars have won six of their 20 home league matches against United, suffering five defeats in the process.
When the teams met earlier this season they played to a goalless draw in Tshwane.
The teams’ last three league meeting have produced just one goal.
Stars’ line-up from their 3-1 loss to Chiefs: Ngobeni, Mbhele, Okumu, Tlhone, Mahamutsa, Dlamini (Nono 57'), Venter (Potsane 68'), Vilakazi, Makhaula, Thethani, Anas.
SuperSport’s line-up from their 5-2 win over Arrows: Pieterse, Boxall, Gould, Farmer, Modiba, Furman, Letsholonyane, Mnyamane,Alexander (Mokoena 87'), Masango (Phala 46'), Nkhatha (Lakay 83').