Ebrahim Seedat of Cape Town City battles for the ball with Vusimuzi Mngomezulu of Polokwane City during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 football match between Cape Town City FC and Polokwane City at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town on 22 September 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Wednesday Apr 25, 2018. 11:42
Polokwane City will look to dent the top-eight Absa Premiership hopes of Cape Town City when the teams meet at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on 25 April 2018, kick-off at 19h30.
Polokwane have won just one of their last four league matches after drawing 1-1 away to Bidvest Wits on April 22. The Limpopo side finds itself just three points clear of the relegation zone heading into the final three rounds of the season.
Rise and Shine have claimed just 14 points from 13 home matches this season, though their last game as hosts brought a 1-0 win over SuperSport United in early April.
City have won just one of their last nine league matches after they were held 0-0 at home by SuperSport United on April 14. The run of form has brought the Cape side just five points from the last 27 up for grabs.
The Citizens have claimed 16 points from 13 away matches this season, with their last game on the road bringing a 1-1 draw at Maritzburg United on April 7.
In head-to-head stats, Polokwane and CTC have met in three league matches since the start of last season. The Cape side have won both of their home games – including a 1-0 triumph earlier this season thanks to a late goal from Lehlohonolo Majoro – while Rise and Shine’s one win came as hosts in the second half of the 2016/17 campaign when they took the game 4-2.
Polokwane’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Wits on April 22: Chigova (Ndlovu 32’), Ravhuhali, Semenya, Tshilo, Mbonani, Seabi, Maluleke, Manaka (Phiri 78’), Sulumba (Chungwa 67’), Musona, Ramagalela.
City’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with SuperSport on April 14: Stephens, Mkhize, Fielies, Johannes, Seedat, Modise (Matsi 52’), Putsche, Nodada (Lakay 46’), Martin, Moseamedi (Kateregga 70’), Ralani.