Highlands look to outsmart Clever Boys

Highlands look to outsmart Clever Boys
Xola Mlambo of Bidvest Wits during the Absa PSL 2016/17 game between Golden Arrows v Bidvest Wits at Princess Magogo Stadium, KwaZulu-Natal on 14 December 2016 © Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Apr 28, 2017. 05:34

Highlands Park will target a rare Absa Premiership victory when they host Bidvest Wits at Makhulong Stadium on 28 April 2017, kick-off at 20h00.

Highlands have gone four league matches without a win after drawing 1-1 away to Bloemfontein Celtic on April 25.

The Tembisa-based side has claimed 15 points from 12 home matches this season.

The Lions of the North are placed 15th on the Absa Premiership log with 22 points from 25 matches.

Wits have gone two league matches without a win after they lost 1-0 at home to SuperSport United on April 25.

The Johannesburg side has claimed 20 points from 12 away matches this season.

The Clever Boys are placed third on the Absa Premiership log with 45 points from 23 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Highlands and Wits have met in just one previous top flight league match.

That encounter took place earlier this season, with the teams playing to a 2-2 draw in Johannesburg.

Highlands’ line-up from their 1-1 draw with Celtic: Kapini, Oluwafemi, Ngalo, Nhlapho, Katjiukua, Mvala, Moriri, Mbatha, Cale (Theron 59’), Khuboni (Mashumba 71’), Shalulile (Lemessa 80’).

Wits’ line-up from their 1-0 loss to SuperSport: Josephs, Khumalo, Hlanti, Mkhwanazi, Frosler, Ntshangase, Monare, Klate (Malajila 76'), Pelembe, Rodgers (Keene 69'), Mhango (Mahlambi 59').

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