Stars look to make a statement against Chiefs

Stars look to make a statement against Chiefs
Edmore Chirambadare of Kaizer Chiefs is tackled by Siphiwe Mnguni of Platinum Stars during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Platinum Stars 14 September 2016 at FNB Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday May 16, 2017. 11:30

Platinum Stars will look to make a statement in their final home Absa Premiership match of the season when they host Kaizer Chiefs at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on 17 May 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

Stars have gone three league matches unbeaten after they held Maritzburg United 0-0 away on May 10.

The Rustenburg side has claimed 15 points from 14 home matches this season.

Dikwena are placed 11th on the Absa Premiership log with 31 points from 28 matches.

Chiefs have gone four league matches without a win after they lost 1-0 at Polokwane City on May 13.

The Soweto side has claimed 19 points from 14 away matches this season.

The Amakhosi are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 47 points from 28 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Chiefs and Stars have met in 27 league matches since 2003/04.

The Amakhosi have 10 wins compared to six for Dikwena, while 11 matches have been drawn.

Stars have won three of their 13 home league matches against Chiefs, suffering six defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, they played to a 1-1 draw in Soweto.

Stars are unbeaten in their last four league matches against Chiefs.

Stars’ line-up from their 0-0 draw with Maritzburg: Mzimela, De Jongh, Mwedihanga, Sithole, Mphahlele, Madondo, Mathe, Mere, Phiri (Gwabeni 81'), Botes, Ntuli.

Chiefs’ line-up from their 1-0 loss to Polokwane: Khune, Mphahlele, Gordinho, Mathoho, Masilela, Molangoane (Twala 81’), Maluleka, Buchanan (Moon 74’), Lebese, Ekstein, Parker (Paez 62’).

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