Anele Ngcongca of Mamelodi Sundowns challenged by Thabo Rakhale of Chippa United during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Chippa United at Loftus Versveld Stadium, Johannesburg on 04 April 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Friday Apr 06, 2018. 12:00
Baroka FC will look to trip up Mamelodi Sundowns in the Absa Premiership title race when the teams meet at Peter Mokaba Stadium on 8 April 2018, kick-off at 15h00.
Baroka extended their unbeaten run in the league to five matches by playing to a goalless draw away to Platinum Stars on April 4. The sequence of results has brought the Limpopo side seven points from a possible 15.
Bakgaga have claimed 18 points from 12 home matches this season, with their last game as hosts bringing a 2-0 win over Cape Town City in late February.
Sundowns extended their unbeaten run in the league to seven matches with a 2-0 home win over Chippa United on April 4. The sequence of results has brought the Tshwane side 15 points from a possible 21 and kept them on top of the standings.
The Brazilians have claimed 29 points from 12 away matches this season, with their last result on the road a 3-1 win at AmaZulu in early March.
In head-to-head stats, Baroka and Sundowns have met in three league matches since the start of last season. The Brazilians have claimed two wins (with one game ending in a draw), including a 4-0 thrashing they handed Bakgaga in Tshwane back in early December last year.
Baroka’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with Stars on April 4: Dlamini, Mohwatseleng, Madubanya, Banda, Kgoetyane, Mosele (Mdatsane 74’), Mothupa, Matloga (Sodi 72’), Kgaswane, Chawapiwa, Motupa.
Sundowns’ line-up from their 2-0 win over Chippa on April 4: Onyango, Langerman, Ngcongca, Arendse, Nascimento, Mabunda, Vilakazi, Kekana, Sirino (T. Zwane 69’), Billiat (Manyisa 90’), Tau.