Wits look to stay on course for PSL glory

Wits look to stay on course for PSL glory
Nduduzo Sibiya of Golden Arrows challenged by Reeve Frosler of Bidvest Wits during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Bidvest Wits and Golden Arrows at Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg South Africa on the 11 April 2017 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday May 16, 2017. 09:30

Bidvest Wits will look to remain on course for a first Absa Premiership title when they host Polokwane City at Bidvest Stadium on 17 May 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

Wits suffered their fifth league loss of the season when they were beaten 3-1 at Free State Stars on May 10.

The Johannesburg side has claimed 34 points from 14 home matches this season.

The Clever Boys are placed first on the Absa Premiership log with 57 points from 28 matches.

Polokwane claimed a fourth win from their last five league matches when they defeated Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 at home on May 13.

The Limpopo side has claimed 17 points from 14 away matches this season.

Rise and Shine are placed sixth on the Absa Premiership log with 40 points from 28 matches.

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

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

Wits have recorded one win, one draw and one loss from their three home league matches against Polokwane.

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

The teams’ seven league meetings have produced 14 goals and seven clean sheets.

Wits’ line-up from their 3-1 loss to Stars: Josephs, Hlatshwayo, Mkhwanazi, Ntshangase, Ngele (47'), Scott, Frosler, Monare (Keene 70'), Mahlambi, Pule (Klate 61'), Malajila.

Polokwane’s line-up from their 1-0 win over Chiefs: Chigova, Semenya, Tema, Tshilo, Hlongwane, Phiri, Seabi, J. Maluleke, Mngomezulu (Jembula 90+4’), Ramagalela, Musona (Ndou 70’).

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