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Absa Premiership Round 3 – Moroka Swallows vs. Mamelodi Sundowns
 
Date: 20 August 2014
 
Time: 19:30
 
Venue: Dobsonville Stadium
 
High-flying Moroka Swallows will this evening host defending Absa Premiership champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, at the Dobsonville Stadium. The Dube Birds have had a perfect start to the season, having claimed two wins out of two matches, and are looking to add more woes to Pitso Mosimane’s side that are yet to pick up a win in the new season.
 
 
MOROKA SWALLOWS:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 5.5
 
Entries into final third: 33.5
 
Successful passes: 137
 
Possession: 42%
 
Successful tackles: 14.5
 
Recent results:
 
Moroka Swallows 2-1 Amazulu (Mungomeni 30’) (Chabangu 63’)
 
Orlando Pirates 1-2 Moroka Swallows (Phalane 8’) (Chabangu 81’)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Larry Cohen, 4 tackles per game (75% success rate)
 
Midfielder (most passes): Lantshene Phalane, 32.5 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Vuyisile Wana, 1 shots per game (0% on target)
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Lerato Chabangu (2) (2 PSL)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Shere Lekgothoane (1) (1 PSL) / Lerato Chabangu (1) (1 PSL) / Siyabonga Nomvethe (1) (1 PSL)
 
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 13.5
 
Entries into final third: 68.3
 
Successful passes: 309.5
 
Possession: 53%
 
Successful tackles: 11
 
Recent results:
 
Ajax Cape Town 1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns
 
Mamelodi Sundowns 1-2 Platinum Stars (Modise 89’)
 
Mamelodi Sundowns 1-1 Maritzburg United (Mashego 2’)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Ramahlwe Mphahlele, 4 tackles per game (37.5% success rate)
 
Midfielder (most passes): Teko Modise, 67 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Mame Niang, 2 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Teko Modise (1) (1 MTN 8) / Katlego Mashego (1) (1 PSL)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Mame Niang (1) (1 PSL) / Lindokuhle Mbatha (1) (1 MTN 8)
 
 
Key Stats:
 
Despite having only registered one point in their past two matches, Mamelodi Sundowns look set to threaten Swallows as they possess more shots on goal: 13.5 as well as entries into the final third: 68.3. Zeca Marques’ side occupy very low shots on goal of 5.5 and entries into final third at 33.5. This clash looks set to be an entertaining one and it remains to be seen if the Dube Birds can claim a third win in succession, or if Msandawana can pull off all the stops and claim their first three points of the new campaign.

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