Surprise Ralani of Cape Town City is challenged by Anele Ngcongca of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 game between Cape Town City and Mamelodi Sundowns at Athlone Stadium in Cape Town on 5 March 2019 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix
Friday Mar 15, 2019. 08:03
Cape Town City will look to continue their strong form in the Absa Premiership when they host Polokwane City at the Cape Town Stadium on 15 March 2019, kick-off at 20h00.
Cape Town City claimed a third win from their last four league matches when they defeated Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 at home on March 5, thanks to goals from Kermit Erasmus and Chris David. They were the first team to hand the Brazilians an away defeat in 2018/19.
The Citizens have claimed 24 points from 12 home matches this season. They are on a run of three straight wins as hosts, scoring 10 goals in the sequence.
Polokwane have gone five league matches without defeat and claimed a ninth win of the season when they defeated Golden Arrows 2-0 at home on March 9, with goals from Mohammed Anas and Charlton Mashumba.
Rise and Shine have claimed 17 points from 11 away matches this season, with their last result on the road a 1-1 draw at Free State Stars on March 6.
In head-to-head stats, Polokwane and Cape Town have met in five league matches since 2016/17. The Citizens have claimed three wins compared to one for Rise and Shine, while one game has been drawn. The Cape side boasts a 100 percent home record in the rivalry, winning both of their matches as hosts.
When the teams met earlier this season, at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in November 2018, Cape Town City claimed a 2-1 away win thanks to goals from Ayanda Patosi and Siphelele Mthembu.
Cape Town City’s line-up from their 2-1 win over Sundowns on March 5: Leeuwenburgh, Edmilson, Mkhize, Seedat, Fielies, Kewuti, Ralani, Mthembu (David 70'), Mokeke, Erasmus (Martin 86'), Norodien (Links 63').
Polokwane’s line-up from their 2-0 win over Arrows on March 9: Chigova, Mvelase, Mbonani, Motloung, Hlongwane, Tlolane (Mashumba 75'), Maluleke, Manaka, Phiri, Booi (W.Maluleke 84'), Anas (Seabi 65').
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