Maritzburg, Stellenbosch in battle of form teams

Maritzburg, Stellenbosch in battle of form teams
Robyn Johannes of Stellenbosch FC during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 game between Stellenbosch FC and Supersport United at Cape Town Stadium on 14 February 2020 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Thursday Feb 27, 2020. 07:00

Maritzburg United and Stellenbosch will meet in a battle of two of the Absa Premiership’s form teams at Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday 28 February 2020, kick-off at 20h00.

Maritzburg have lost just once in their last 11 league games and secured a second straight win when they defeated Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 away on February 15, courtesy of a brace from Daylon Claasen. The Team of Choice has claimed 16 points from 10 home matches thus far in the season.

Stellenbosch claimed a fourth win from their last five league matches when they defeated SuperSport United 1-0 at home on February 14, thanks to a goal from Nathan Sinkala. Stellies have claimed 12 points from as many away matches in the 2019/20 campaign making for an interesting tussle on the PSL log standings.

In head-to-head stats, Maritzburg and Stellenbosch have met in just one previous top-flight match. That encounter took place earlier this season, with the teams playing out a 0-0 draw at Athlone Stadium in August 2019.

Related: See the latest PSL table for the 2019-20 ABSA Premiership season here

Maritzburg’s line-up from their 2-1 win over Chiefs on February 15: Ofori, Allie, Xulu (Sanoka 46’), De Reuck, Tlolane (Jappie 83’), Buchanan, Ntshangase, Kunene, Claasen, Moseamedi, Kutumela (Nyoni 68’).

Stellenbosch’s line-up from their 1-0 win over SuperSport on February 14: Langeveldt, Mobbie, Van Heerden, Mthethwa, Johannes, Mbekile (Bergman 78′), Sinkala, Matsi, Rayners (Moroole 89′), Karuru (Isaacs 57′), Moon.


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