Wits look to tame Lions of the North

Wits look to tame Lions of the North
Thabang Monare of Bidvest Wits during 2018 Absa Premiership match between Bidvest Wits and Polokwane City at Bidvest Wits Stadium in Johannesburg ,South Africa on 21 September 2018 ©Aubrey Kgakatsi/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Oct 26, 2018. 11:37

Bidvest Wits will look to claim three Absa Premiership points when they host Highlands Park at Bidvest Stadium on 26 October 2018, kick-off at 20h00.

Wits come into the match placed at the top of the league log, having held defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns 1-1 away from home in their last Absa Premiership outing on October 7.

The Clever Boys have picked up six points from their four home matches this season, and their last result as hosts was a 1-0 loss to Polokwane City in September.

Highlands picked up just their second win of the season when they defeated Chippa United 2-1 at home on October 6, with goals from Mothobi Mvala and Lindokuhle Mbatha.

The Lions of the North have yet to win away from home this season, with three draws and one defeat from their four matches on the road.

In head-to-head stats, Wits and Highlands have met in just two previous top-flight league matches. Both encounters took place in the 2016/17 season, with the teams drawing 2-2 in Johannesburg, while the return game in Makhulong saw the Clever Boys pick up a 2-0 away win.

Wits’ line-up from their 1-1 draw with Sundowns on October 7: Keet, Hlatshwayo, Johannes, Monare, Murray (Hotto 88’), Hlanti, Mkhwanazi, Alexander (Mere 63’), Ritchie, Dzvukamanja, Majoro (Motupa 62’).

Highlands’ line-up from their 2-1 win over Chippa on October 6: Kapini, Sibande, Msimango, Rae (Fransman 86'), Mokoena, Mofokeng, Mvala, Mbatha (Motlafi 67'), Nyembe, Sekola (Hoaseb 63'), Shalulile.




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