Chippa look to dent Wits’ title hopes

Chippa look to dent Wits’ title hopes
Buyani Sali of Chippa United gets away from Teko Modise of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 game between Chippa United and Mamelodi Sundowns Sisa Dukashe Stadium, East London on 14 February 2017 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Mar 06, 2017. 11:03

Chippa United will look to put a dent in Bidvest Wits’ Absa Premiership title hopes when the teams meet at Sisa Dukashe Stadium on 7 March 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

Chippa have gone five league matches without a win after going down 2-1 away to Platinum Stars on March 3.

The Eastern Cape side has claimed 16 points from 10 home matches this season.

The Chilli Boys are placed 11th on the Absa Premiership log with 22 points from 20 matches.

Wits claimed a fourth win from their last five league matches with a 3-1 triumph at home to Bloemfontein Celtic on March 3.

The Johannesburg side has claimed 18 points from 10 away matches this season.

The Clever Boys are placed second on the Absa Premiership log with 37 points from 18 matches.

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

The Clever Boys have three wins compared to one for the Chilli Boys, while three matches have been drawn.

Chippa have won one, drawn one and lost one of their three home league matches against Wits.

When the teams met earlier this season, the Clever Boys claimed a 1-0 home win against the Chilli Boys.

No player has scored more than one goal across the teams’ seven league meetings.

Chippa’s line-up from their 2-1 loss to Stars: Akpeyi, Thopola, Chabalala, Bergman, Mako, Zuke, Sangweni, Mbenyane, Masuku (Sekome 84'), L.Manzini (Mdlinzo 59'), R.Manzini (Bereng 77').

Wits’ line-up from their 3-1 win over Celtic: Keet, Allie, Hlatshwayo, Ngele (Scott 83'), Hlanti, Mkhwanazi, Mhango, Mlambo, Myeni (Klate 46'), Keene (Malajila 46'), Motshwari.

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