Platinum Stars chase hat-trick of wins

Platinum Stars chase hat-trick of wins
Bonginkosi Ntuli of Platinum Stars and Wandisile Letlabika of Bloemfontein Celtic during the Absa Premiership match between Bloemfontein Celtic and Platinum Stars on 25 February 2017 at Dr Molemela Stadium, Bloemfontein ©Frikkie Kapp /BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Mar 06, 2017. 11:00

Platinum Stars will chase a hat-trick of Absa Premiership wins when they host Golden Arrows at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on 7 March 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

Stars claimed back-to-back league wins for the first time this season when they beat Chippa United 2-1 at home on March 3.

The Rustenburg side has claimed eight points from 10 home matches this season.

Dikwena are placed ninth on the Absa Premiership log with 22 points from 19 matches.

Arrows claimed their seventh league win of the season when they defeated Maritzburg United 1-0 at home on March 4.

The Durban side has claimed 12 points from 10 away matches this season.

Abafana Bes’thende are placed sixth on the Absa Premiership log with 27 points from 20 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Stars and Arrows have met in 25 league matches since 2003/04.

Dikwena have 11 wins compared to seven for Abafana Bes’thende, while seven matches have been drawn.

Stars have won seven of their 12 home league matches against Arrows, suffering three defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, Dikwena claimed a 1-0 away win in Durban.

These teams have not played out a draw against each other since a 3-3 thriller back in 2010/11.

Stars’ line-up from their 2-1 win over Chippa: Mzimela, De Jongh, Zulu, Mlilo, Mwendihanga, Ng'ambi, Msomi, Nale (Mkhabela 45'), Phiri, Botes (Mabena 59'), Ntuli (Shilongo 72').

Arrows’ line-up from their 1-0 win over Maritzburg: Gumede, Mzava, Bilankulu, Trevor Mathiane, Dube, Mahachi, Mthiyane, Sibiya (Sibeko 79'), Hlongwane (Molefe 56'), Lamola (Jooste 86'), Mutizwa.

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