Struggling Celtic welcome CT City

Struggling Celtic welcome CT City
Mpho Matsi of Cape Town City FC during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 football match between Cape Town City FC and Orlando Pirates at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town on 18 February 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Mar 17, 2017. 11:44

Bloemfontein Celtic will look to shrug off their poor form in the Absa Premiership when they host Cape Town City at Dr Molemela Stadium on 18 March 2017, kick-off at 18h00.

Celtic suffered a fourth loss from their last five league matches when they were beaten 3-1 at Bidvest Wits on March 3.

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

Phunya Sele Sele are placed 13th on the Absa Premiership log with 18 points from 19 matches.

City claimed a fourth win from their last five league matches with a 1-0 triumph at home to Mamelodi Sundowns on March 3.

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

The Citizens are placed second on the Absa Premiership log with 38 points from 20 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Celtic and City have met in just one previous top flight match.

That encounter took place earlier this season, with the Citizens claiming a narrow 1-0 home win in Cape Town.

Celtic’s line-up from their 3-1 loss to Wits: Tignyemb, Mahlasela, Letlabika, Ndengane, Mxoyana, Dube, Maruping, Hotto (Lakay 69'), Nyatama, Phalane (Sankara 63'), Nyondo.

City’s line-up from their 1-0 win over Sundowns: Walters, Dove, Johannes, Gumede, Mkhize, Ngoma, Matsi, Putsche, Mokeke (Masina 46'), Manyama (Kobola 90'), Majoro (Moseamedi 71').

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