United out to dent City’s title hopes

United out to dent City’s title hopes
Thato Mokeke of Cape Town City FC and Thabo Mnyamane of Supersport United during the 2016 ABSA Premiership match between Cape Town City FC and Supersport United at the Cape Town Stadium,CAPE TOWN, on 16 December 2016 ©Luigi Bennett/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Monday May 08, 2017. 09:30

SuperSport United will look to dent the Absa Premiership title hopes of Cape Town City when the teams meet at Lucas Moripe Stadium on 9 May 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

SuperSport have gone four league matches without defeat after they beat Polokwane City 3-2 away on May 6.

The Tshwane side has claimed 23 points from 13 home matches this season.

Matsatsantsa are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 45 points from 27 matches.

City claimed a fourth win from their last six league matches when they defeated Free State Stars 1-0 at home on May 5.

The Cape Town side has claimed 22 points from 13 away matches this season.

The Citizens are placed third on the Absa Premiership log with 52 points from 27 matches.

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

That encounter took place earlier this season, with the teams playing to a 1-1 draw in Cape Town.

SuperSport’s line-up from their 3-2 win over Polokwane: Williams, Boxall, Gould, Daniels, Ritchie, Mokoena, Furman, Phala, Letsholonyane, Mnyamane, Brockie (Booysen 90+2’).

City’s line-up from their 1-0 win over Stars: Walters, Johannes, Dove (Seedat 78'), Kobola, Mokeke, Ngoma, Nodada, Putsche, Koapeng (Jayiya 57'), Manyama, Mosemaedi.

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