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Absa Premiership Round 3 – Free State Stars vs. SuperSport United
 
Date: 20 August 2014
 
Time: 18:00
 
Venue: Charles Mopeli Stadium
 
 
Ea Lla Koto are yet to register a win in the 2014/15 Absa Premiership season, after losing both previous ties to Kaizer Chiefs and Platinum Stars respectively. Head coach, Tom Saintfiet, who is already rumoured to be out of the club after only two matches, will have a daunting task at hand when his side host SuperSport United at the Charles Mopeli Satdium this evening.
 
FREE STATE STARS:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 5
 
Entries into final third: 27
 
Successful passes: 130
 
Possession: 36%
 
Successful tackles: 6 (40% success rate)
 
Recent results:
 
Platinum Stars 2-1 Free State Stars (Kerspuy 5’)
 
Free State Stars 0-1 Kaizer Chiefs
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Reuben Thebakang, 1 tackle per game (100% success rate)
 
Midfielder (most passes): Angelo Kerspuy, 29 passes per game (75.86% success rate)
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Abdul Basit Adam, 2 shots per game (0% on target)
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Angelo Kerspuy (1) (1 PSL)
 
SUPERSPORT UNITED:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 13.5
 
Entries into final third: 65.5
 
Successful passes: 394
 
Possession: 47%
 
Successful tackles: 13.5 (52% success rate) 
 
Recent results:
 
SuperSport United 1-0 Chippa United (Daniels 25’)
 
SuperSport United 0-1 Bidvest Wits
 
Orlando Pirates 2-1 SuperSport United (Mathebula 69’)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Thabo Moloi, 3 tackles per game (67% success rate)
 
Midfielder (most passes): Michael Morton, 45 passes per game (84% success rate)
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Bradley Grobler, 5 shots per game (40% on target)
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
David Mathebula (1) (1 MTN 8) / Clayton Daniels (1) (1 PSL)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Thato Mokeke (1) (1 MTN 8)
 
 
Key Stats:
 
Free State Stars have looked rather toothless in terms of attacking prowess, and will face a stern test against a SuperSport United side that come off the back of a 1-0 victory over Chippa United.

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