Cape Town City look to extend unbeaten run

Cape Town City look to extend unbeaten run
Ayanda Patosi of Cape Town City

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Dec 04, 2017. 09:02

Cape Town City will look to extend their unbeaten run in the Absa Premiership when they host Maritzburg United at the Princess Magogo Stadium on 5 December 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

City have gone three matches unbeaten after they drew 2-2 at Golden Arrows on November 25. The Cape Town side fought back from two goals down to secure a share of the spoils, with Ayanda Patosi and Thabo Nodada scoring late in the clash.

The Citizens have had mixed results at home so far in 2017/18, with three wins, one draw and two defeats from six matches as hosts. Their last home match was a 1-1 draw with high-flying Baroka FC on November 21.

Maritzburg have gone eight league matches without a win after they were held 0-0 at home by Bidvest Wits on November 25. The KwaZulu-Natal side has managed just five goals in 10 matches and last hit the back of the net in a 1-1 draw with AmaZulu in mid-September.

The Team of Choice has claimed six points from five away matches so far this season, with their last game on the road a goalless draw at Polokwane City last month.

The Team of Choice has performed adequately away from home so far this season, claiming six points from five matches on the road. Their only away win was at Platinum Stars (2-0) on the first weekend of the 2017/18 campaign.

In head-to-head stats, City and United have met in just two previous league matches. Both of those encounters took place last season, with the Citizens claiming a 3-2 home win in Cape Town, while the return game saw the Team of Choice triumph 1-0 in Pietermaritzburg.

City’s line-up from their 2-2 draw with Arrows on November 25: Stephens, Mkhize (Gumede 90’), Fielies, Johannes, Seedat, Matsi, Patosi, Nodada, Masina, Koapeng (Moseamedi 56’) , Lakay (Ngoma 67’).

Maritzburg’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with Wits on November 25: Ofori, Sanoka, Xulu, Fransman, Shandu, Rusike (Ntshangase 80’), Weidlich, Kunene (Mokate 71’), Atouba (Maboe 73’), Ndlovu, Mekoa.




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