Arrows take aim at Baroka

Arrows take aim at Baroka
Kudakwashe Mahachi of Lamontville Golden Arrows is challenged by Tebogo Langerman of Mamelodi Sundowns FC during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 game between Golden Arrows and Mamelodi Sundowns at Princess Magogo Stadium in Durban on 10 December 2017 © Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Jan 26, 2018. 10:36

Golden Arrows will look to hand Baroka FC a second straight loss in the Absa Premiership when the teams meet at Princess Magogo Stadium on 28 January 2018, kick-off at 15h30.

Arrows played to their 10th draw in the space of 18 league matches when they were held 0-0 at Chippa United on January 21. The Durban side has won just one of its last 13 league matches.

Abafana Bes’thende have claimed just 11 points from eight home matches this season, though their last game as hosts saw them defeat SuperSport 1-0 earlier this month.

Baroka suffered a second loss from their last three league matches when they were beaten 2-1 at home by Kaizer Chiefs on January 21. The Limpopo side is in danger of dropping out of the top half of the table, having led the standings for a significant portion of the season.

Bakgaga have claimed 12 points from nine away matches this season. Their last three games on the road have all ended in defeat and include the concession of no less than 10 goals.

In head-to-head stats, Arrows and Baroka have met in three league matches since the start of last season. Abafana Bes’thende took four points off Bakgaga last term by drawing 1-1 in the Limpopo and winning 3-2 in KwaZulu-Natal. The teams’ clash earlier in this campaign ended in a 1-1 draw back in October.

Arrows’ line-up from their 0-0 draw with Chippa on January 21: Gumede, Nonyane, Buthelezi, Mngwenge, Mzava, Zuke, Bilankulu (Shongwe 58'), Ndwandwe (Magubane 58'), Venter, Mahachi (Molefe 85'), Mutizwa.

Baroka’s line-up from their 2-1 loss to Chiefs on January 21: Vries, Shaku, Matloga (Kgaswane 55'), Kgoetyane, Mohwatseleng, Banda, Mosele, Mdantsane, Chawapiwa, Ngalande (Motupa 57'), Nguzana.

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