Stars, SuperSport look to break winless runs

Stars, SuperSport look to break winless runs
Onismor Bhasera of Supersport United during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Supersport United and Golden Arrows at the Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruita on 28 October 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Nov 09, 2018. 07:36

Free State Stars and SuperSport United will both be looking to break winless runs in the Absa Premiership when they meet at Goble Park on 10 November 2018, kick-off at 20h15.

Stars have gone three matches without a win in the league after they were beaten 3-1 at Mamelodi Sundowns on November 7. It was a sixth defeat this season for the Free State side.

Ea Lla Koto have claimed 11 points from six home matches this season, with their last result as hosts a 1-1 draw with Golden Arrows on October 24.

SuperSport racked up a third successive draw in the league when they were held 1-1 at home by Golden Arrows on October 28. The Tshwane side hat not drawn any of their opening six matches in the 2018/19 season.

Matsatsantsa have claimed just five points from as many away matches this season. Their last result on the road was a goalless draw at Baroka FC in early October.

In head-to-head stats, Stars and SuperSport have met in 44 league matches since 1991. Matsatsantsa have claimed 15 wins compared to 10 for Ea Lla Koto, while 19 matches have been drawn. The Free State side has won seven of their 22 home matches against their Tshwane counterparts, suffering five defeats in the process.

In the teams’ league meetings last season, Stars claimed a 1-0 home win in December 2017, while the return game in Tshwane in April 2018 saw SuperSport emerge 3-2 winners. That five-goal thriller broke a low-scoring sequence of matches (just two were scored the five prior meetings) between Matsatsantsa and Ea Lla Koto.

Stars’ line-up from their 3-1 loss to Sundowns on November 7: Sangare, Mobbie, Keita, Mahamutsa, Phungwayo, Jantjie (Masina 59’), Gandze (Matlakala 40’), Makhaula, Dlamini, Tchilimbou, Moseamedi (Jappie 74’).

SuperSport’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Arrows on October 28: Williams, Kekana, Khumalo, Daniels, Bhasera, Letsholonyane, Ntshangase, Lungu, Mokoena (Mahlatsi 77’), Modiba, Keene.

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