Kurt Lentjies, Captain of Chippa United, during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 game between Chippa United and Orlando Pirates at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth on 8 August 2018 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix
Tuesday Oct 02, 2018. 12:11
Chippa United will chase a second win of the Absa Premiership season when they host Free State Stars at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on 3 October 2018, kick-off at 19h30.
Chippa have picked up four points from their last two games, with their most recent outing a goalless stalemate away to Golden Arrows on September 22.
The Chilli Boys will hope for a repeat performance from their last game as hosts, which saw them defeat Baroka 1-0 in mid-September thanks to a late goal from Andile Mbenyane.
Stars have claimed four points from their last two league matches, following a 1-0 home win over Highlands Park with a goalless stalemate away to Baroka FC on September 26. The result took the Free State side into the top half of the table.
The draw in Polokwane also brought Ea Lla Koto their first away point of the season, having lost all three of their games on the road prior to holding Bakgaga last midweek.
In head-to-head stats, Stars and Chippa have met in 10 league matches since 2012/13. Ea Lla Koto and the Chilli Boys have each claimed four wins, while two matches have been drawn. The Eastern Cape side has recorded four wins and one defeat from five turns as hosts in the rivalry.
Last season Stars won their home game 2-1 in the first half of the campaign, with goals from Paulus Masehe and Bengali Keita, while the return match saw Chippa claim a 1-0 triumph thanks to a strike from Abel Mabaso.
Chippa’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with Arrows on September 22: Akpeyi, Malepe (Sangweni 65’), Nthethe, Nsabiyumva, Macheke, Rakhale, Komane, Tlolane, Seakanyeng (Makobela 55’), Lentjies, (Manzini 73’) Mbenyane.
Stars’ line-up from their 0-0 draw with Baroka on September 26: Sangare, Masehe, Mahamutsa, Mbhele (Ndiki 46’), Tema, Phungwayo, Jappie (Maruping 88’), Makhaula, Bhengu (Moseamedi 64’), Rodgers, Dlamini.