SuperSport, Stars set for Tshwane battle

SuperSport, Stars set for Tshwane battle
Mandla Masango of Supersport United during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 game between Chippa United and Supersport United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on 17 May 2017 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday May 26, 2017. 10:20

SuperSport United will host Platinum Stars on the final day of the Absa Premiership season at Lucas Moripe Stadium on 27 May 2017, kick-off at 15h00.

SuperSport suffered their fifth league loss of the season when they were beaten 3-0 at Chippa United on May 17.

The Tshwane side has claimed 26 points from 24 home matches this season.

Matsatsantsa are placed fourth on the Absa Premiership log with 48 points from 29 matches.

Stars are unbeaten in their last four league matches after they defeated Kaizer Chiefs 2-0 at home on May 17.

The Rustenburg side has claimed 16 points from 14 away matches this season.

Dikwena are placed 10th on the Absa Premiership log with 34 points from 29 matches.

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

Matsatsantsa have 12 wins compared to eight for Dikwena, while seven matches have been drawn.

SuperSport have won four of their 13 home league matches against Stars, suffering five defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, Dikwena claimed a 1-0 home win in Rustenburg.

The teams’ 27 league meetings have produced 54 league goals.

SuperSport’s line-up from their 3-0 loss to Chippa: Williams, Morton, Tefu Mashamaite, Kekana, Booysen, Ritchie, Modiba, Masango, Mokoena, Lakay (Lakay 72'), Mnyamane (Brockie 72').

Stars’ line-up from their 2-0 win over Chiefs: Hoffman, Mphahlele, Mkhabela, Sithole, De Jongh, Mathe, Phiri (Tshabalala 79’), Mere, Nale (Links 88’), Shilongo, Ntuli (Mwedihanga 83’).

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