SuperSport tackle struggling Celtic

SuperSport tackle struggling Celtic
Reyaad Pieterse of Supersport United celebrates during the 2016 Telkom Knockout match between the Supersport United and Orlando Pirates 2016©Samuel Shivambu/Backpagepix

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday May 02, 2017. 15:30

SuperSport United will target three Absa Premiership points when they host Bloemfontein Celtic at Lucas Moripe Stadium on 3 May 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

SuperSport recorded their 11th draw of the league season when they were held 2-2 at home by Kaizer Chiefs on April 29.

The Tshwane side has claimed 22 points from 12 home matches this season.

Matsatsantsa are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 41 points from 25 matches.

Celtic have gone four league matches without a win after they were held 1-1 at Baroka FC on April 30.

The Bloemfontein side has claimed 15 points from 12 away matches this season.

Phunya Sele Sele are placed 12th on the Absa Premiership log with 25 points from as many matches.

In head-to-head stats, SuperSport and Celtic have met in 46 league matches since 1990.

Each side has claimed 11 wins against the other, while 24 matches have been drawn.

SuperSport have won seven of their 22 home league matches against Celtic, suffering five defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, they played to a goalless draw in Bloemfontein.

The teams have played to six draws in their last nine league meetings, including the last three in succession.

SuperSport’s line-up from their 2-2 draw with Chiefs: Pieterse, Boxall, Kekana, Daniels, Bhasera, Morton (Mokoena 71’), Furman, Masango (Mnyamane 61’), Letsholonyane (Modiba 81’), Phala, Brockie.

Celtic’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Baroka: Tignyemb, Nyatama, Lakay, Maruping (Phalane 78’), Ndengane, Dube, Rikhotso, Mahlasela, Hotto, Dlamini (Mvula 63’), Zuma (Shikweni 58’).

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