Celtic keen to break winless streak

Celtic keen to break winless streak
Ryan De Jongh of Bloemfontein Celtic is challenged by Yannick Zakri of Maritzburg United during the Absa Premiership match between Maritzburg United and Bloemfontein Celtic on the 05 April 2019 at Harry Gwala Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Apr 12, 2019. 04:07

Bloemfontein Celtic will be keen to break their winless streak in the Absa Premiership when they host Cape Town City at the Dr Molemela Stadium on 14 April 2019, kick-off at 15h00.

Celtic have gone six league games without a victory after they were beaten 2-1 at Maritzburg United on April 5. The Bloemfontein side’s last three-pointer came at home to Black Leopards in early February.

Phunya Sele Sele have claimed 15 points from 12 home matches this season, with their last result as hosts a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Bidvest Wits prior to the international break in March.

City come into the game on the back of a 1-0 loss away to Golden Arrows on April 6. It was the second scoreless result for the Cape side, who were held 0-0 at home by Polokwane City in mid-March.

The Citizens have claimed 15 points from 12 away matches this season, recording four wins, three draws and five defeats on the road.

In head-to-head stats, City and Celtic have met in five league matches since 2016/17. The Citizens have claimed two wins compared to one for Phunya Sele Sele, while two games have been drawn. The Bloemfontein side has recorded draws in both of their home matches in the rivalry.

When the teams met earlier this season, at Cape Town Stadium in December 2018, City come from two goals down to claim a 3-2 victory, thanks to second half strikes from Siphelele Mthembu and Bradley Ralani (two).

Celtic’s line-up from their 2-1 loss to Maritzburg on April 5: Tignyemb, Lingwati, , Mashikinya, Dlamini (Letsoalo 82'), Masuku, De Jongh, Sam, Mahashe, Baloyi, Maema (Kobedi 72'), Mabena.

City’s line-up from their 1-0 loss to Arrows on April 6: Leeuwenburgh, Mkhize, Fielies, Cupido, Edmilson (Seedat 76’), David (Ralani 69’), Mokeke, Kewuti, Erasmus (Roberts 76’), Links, Mthembu.

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