Arrows look to build momentum

Arrows look to build momentum
Sandile Zuke of Golden Arrows during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 football match between Cape Town City FC and Golden Arrows at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town on 4 April 2018 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Apr 06, 2018. 12:22

Golden Arrows will look to build momentum in the Absa Premiership when they host Free State Stars at Princess Magogo Stadium on 7 April 2018, kick-off at 15h00 CAT.

Arrows claimed just a second win from their last eight league matches when they defeated Cape Town City 1-0 away on April 4. The Durban side has picked up nine points from a possible 24 in the sequence.

Abafana Bes’thende have claimed 15 points from 12 home matches this season, though their last game as hosts brought a 2-1 loss at the hands of Orlando Pirates on March 17.

Stars suffered a second successive league defeat when they were beaten 1-0 at home by Kaizer Chiefs on April 4. The Free State side has claimed just one win in their last five league outings, bringing them five points from a possible 15 in the sequence.

Ea Lla Koto have claimed 15 points from 12 away matches this season, though their last result on the road was a 1-0 defeat at Chippa United on March 17.

In head-to-head stats, Stars and Arrows have met in 25 league matches since 2000/01. Ea Lla Koto have claimed 10 wins compared to seven for Abafana Bes’thende, while eight matches have been draw. The Durban side has won five of their 12 home league matches against the Free State club, suffering three defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, Stars claimed a 2-1 home win over Arrows in early December thanks to goals from Goodman Dlamini and Sinethemba Jantjie. It was a second successive league win over Abafana Bes’thende for Ea Lla Koto.

Arrows’ line-up from their 1-0 win over City on April 4: Mbaeva, Mzava, Mathiane, Mngwengwe, Nkombelo, Zuke, Bilankulu, Ndwandwe (Molefe 73’), Shongwe (S. Magubane 87’), Venter (Buthelezi 84’), Lamola.

Stars’ line-up from their 1-0 loss to Chiefs on April 4: Sangare, Mobbie, Keita, Mahamutsam Phungwayo, Dlamini (Potsane 79’), Masehe, Vilakazi, Jantjie, Tchilimbou, Mthembu.




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