City, Highlands set for Cape Town showdown

City, Highlands set for Cape Town showdown
Sage Stephens of Cape Town City makes a save from Sduduzo Dlamini of AmaZulu during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 game between Cape Town City and AmaZulu at Cape Town Stadium on 15 December 2017 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Friday Nov 29, 2019. 08:25

Cape Town City and Highlands Park will meet for an Absa Premiership showdown at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday 30 November 2019, kick-off at 18h00.

City recorded their sixth draw of the season when they were held 0-0 at Bloemfontein Celtic on November 27. The Citizens have claimed seven points from five home matches this season, though their last outing as hosts brought a thrilling 5-3 win over Polokwane City.

Highlands saw their winless streak in the league extended to four matches when they were held 1-1 at home by Bidvest Wits on November 26. The Lions of the North have claimed six points from as many away matches this season.

In head-to-head stats, City and Highlands have met in four previous top-flight matches. Each side has claimed one win, while two games have been drawn. City boast an unbeaten home record, with one win and one draw from two turns as host.

Last season Highlands took four points off City, winning 2-0 at Makhulong Stadium in December 2018, before the return game in Cape Town in April 2019 ended 1-1 – with goals from Craig Martin and Tendai Ndoro.

City’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with Celtic on November 27: Stephens, Mkhize, Dove, Seedat, Fielies, Ralani, Norodien (Martin 81′), Roberts (Mayambela 60′), Putsche, Kewuti, Lakay (Mthembu 70′).

Highland’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Wits on November 26: Heugh, Mokoena, Mbhele, Banda (Fransman 82’), Rae, Mahlangu, Williams, Mbatha (Mogaila 63’), Shalulile, Mvala, Ramagalela (Ndoro 69’).

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