SuperSport look to keep up title push

SuperSport look to keep up title push
Bradley Grobler of Supersport United challenged by Lorenzo Gordinho of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Supersport United at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on the 23 November 2016©Samuel Shivambu/Backpagepix

by BackPageTXT

Tuesday Feb 21, 2017. 13:02

SuperSport United will look to keep up their Absa Premiership title push when they host Maritzburg United at Lucas Moripe Stadium on 22 February 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

SuperSport extended their unbeaten run in the league to 15 matches with a goalless draw at Free State Stars on February 15.

The Tshwane side has claimed 17 points from seven home matches this season.

Matsatsantsa are placed fourth on the Absa Premiership log with 29 points from 16 matches.

Maritzburg saw their winless streak in the league extended to four matches with a 2-1 loss at home to Kaizer Chiefs on February 11.

The KwaZulu-Natal side has claimed 12 points from eight away matches this season.

The Team of Choice is placed ninth on the Absa Premiership log with 20 points from 17 matches.

In head-to-head stats, SuperSport and Maritzburg have met in 21 league matches since 2005/06.

Matsatsantsa have 11 wins compared to two for the Team of Choice, while eight matches have been drawn.

SuperSport have won five of their 10 home league matches against Maritzburg, suffering two defeats in the process.

Since a 7-0 win over Maritzburg in 2011/12, SuperSport have scored just nine goals in 10 league matches against the KwaZulu-Natal side.

SuperSport’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with Stars: Pieterse, Boxall, Gould, Daniels, Bhasera, Furman, Letsholonyane, Masango (Phala 46'), Alexander (Brockie 46'), Mnyamane (Modiba 82'), Nkhatha.

Maritzburg’s line-up from their 2-1 loss to Chiefs: Mpandle, Onyango, Shandu (Saal 88’), Shabalala, Weidlich, Mekoa (van Wyk 70’), Ndlovu, Mngomyama, Maboe, Mokate, Rusike (Moon 57’).

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