In-form Polokwane host SuperSport

In-form Polokwane host SuperSport
Percy Tau of Mamelodi Sundowns is challenged by Thapelo Tshilo of Polokwane City during the Absa Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Polokwane City on the 14 March 2017 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday May 05, 2017. 09:34

Polokwane City will look to continue their strong form in the Absa Premiership when they host SuperSport United at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium on 6 May 2017, kick-off at 18h00.

Polokwane claimed a third successive league win when they defeated Free State Stars 2-1 away on April 29.

The Limpopo side has claimed 20 points from 12 home matches this season.

Rise and Shine are placed sixth on the Absa Premiership log with 37 points from 26 matches.

SuperSport played to a second successive draw (and their 12th in the league this season) when they were held 0-0 at home by Bloemfontein Celtic on May 3.

The Tshwane side has claimed 19 points from 13 away matches this season.

Matsatsantsa are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 42 points from 26 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Polokwane and SuperSport have met in seven league matches since 2013/14.

Matsatsantsa have three wins compared to one for Rise and Shine, while three matches have been drawn.

Polokwane have record one win, one draw and one defeat from their three home league matches against SuperSport.

When the teams met earlier this season, Matsatsantsa claimed a 2-1 home win in Tshwane.

The teams’ seven league meetings have produced 25 goals, and neither side has managed a clean sheet in the rivalry.

Polokwane’s line-up from their 2-1 win over Stars: Chigova, Semenya, Tema, Mbonani, Hlongwane, Seabi, Maluleke, Phiri, Mngomezulu (Jembula 71’), Ramagalela (Maponyane 90+4’), Musona (Manaka 64’).

SuperSport’ line-up from their 0-0 draw with Celtic: Williams, Boxall, Gould, Daniels, Ritchie (Brockie 59’), Masango, Mokoena, Letsholonyane, Mnyamane, Phala, Modiba.

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