Baroka look to break winless streak

Baroka look to break winless streak
Teko Modise of Cape Town City evades challenge from Keegan Ritchie of Bidvest Wits during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 football match between Cape Town City FC and Bidvest Wits at Athlone Stadium, Cape Town on 24 February 2018 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Feb 27, 2018. 08:02

Baroka FC will look to break their winless streak in the Absa Premiership when they host Cape Town City at Peter Mokaba Stadium on 27 February 2018, kick-off at 19h30.

Baroka extended their drought in the league to five matches by being held 1-1 at home by Limpopo rivals Polokwane City on February 24. They have picked up just three points from a possible 15 in the sequence.

Bakgaga have claimed 15 points from 11 home matches this season, with their last win as hosts coming in mid-January when they defeated AmaZulu 2-0.

City suffered a third successive league loss when they were beaten 2-1 at home by Bidvest Wits on February 24. The Cape Town side has claimed just one win in their last six league outings, a sequence of results which has all but ended their slim title hopes.

The Citizens have claimed 15 points from 11 away matches this season, though their last game on the road ended in a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Kaizer Chiefs earlier this month.

In head-to-head stats, Baroka and City have met in three league matches since the start of last season. Their first two clashes in 2016/17 saw Bakgaga win 2-1 in Cape Town and the Citizens 3-0 in Polokwane. Their clash earlier this season in the ‘Mother City’ ended in a 1-1 draw thanks to goals from Craig Martin and Robin Ngalande.

Baroka’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Polokwane on February 24: Dlamini, Kgoetyane, Madubanya, Banda, Mohwatseleng, Mothupa, Mdatsane, Chawapiwa (Sodi 89’), Ngalande (Macha 64’), Kgaswane, Motupa.

City’s line-up from their 2-1 loss to Wits on February 24: Walters, Fielies (Roberts 77’), Johannes, Gumede, Mkhize, Modise, Nodada, Seedat, Ralani (Lakay 62’), Rusike (Akosah-Bempah 28’), Martin.

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