Chiefs looking to bounce back

Chiefs looking to bounce back
George Maluleka of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Free State Stars and Kaizer Chief at Goble Park Stadium, Bethlehemon 18 September 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Nov 05, 2018. 15:00

Kaizer Chiefs will look to bounce back from defeat in the Absa Premiership when they host Black Leopards at FNB Stadium on 7 November 2018, kick-off at 19h30.

Chiefs suffered a 2-1 away loss at the hands of Soweto Derby rivals Orlando Pirates on October 27. It was a second straight loss for the Glamour Boys, who have managed just three wins from 11 league outings this season.

The Amakhosi have claimed just four points from as many home matches this season, with their last result as hosts a 1-0 defeat to Polokwane City in early October.

Leopards played to their third draw of the season when they were held 1-1 at home by Free State Stars on October 28. The Limpopo side has won just one of their last eight league matches.

Lidoda Duvha have claimed just two points from four away matches this season. Their last result on the road was a 1-0 loss at Golden Arrows in early October.

In head-to-head stats, Chiefs and Leopards have met in 18 league matches since 2001/02. The Amakhosi have claimed nine wins compared to five for Lidoda Duvha, while four games have been drawn. The Soweto side has recorded three wins, three draws and three defeats from their nine home matches in the rivalry.

The teams last met in the league in the 2012/13 season, with Chiefs recording a league ‘double’ by defeating Leopards 2-1 at home in the first half of the campaign and 3-1 away in the return game.

Chiefs’ line-up from their 2-1 loss to Pirates on October 27: Khune, Mphahlele, Ngezana, Booysen, Walusimbi, Katsande, Ntshangase, Zuma, Billiat (Mahlasela 78'), Castro (Moon 74'), Parker (Ekstein 64').

Leopards’ line-up from their 1-1 draw with Stars on October 28: K.Ndlovu, Munyai, Zulu, Munganga, Nange, Katjiuka, Nene, Mhlongo (Khutlang 59'), T Ndlovu (Mahangwahaya 84'), Kapinga (Tshepe 67'), Hlongwane.




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