Teams: Bidvest Wits v Mamelodi Sundowns
Date: 21 November 2017
Venue: Bidvest Stadium
Bidvest Wits will be looking to move away from the bottom of the Absa Premiership table when they host Mamelodi Sundowns in a league match at Bidvest Stadium on Tuesday night.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 19h30.
Wits hit a new low in the defence of their title as they slumped to a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Chippa United on November 1. It was the Johannesburg side’s fifth loss in just nine league matches this season.
Three of those defeats have come at home, with the Clever Boys unable to turn Bidvest Stadium into a fortress like they did last season.
Sundowns bounced back from two straight defeats by handing Orlando Pirates a 3-1 beating in Soweto on November 1, with Hlompho Kekana scoring a brace of goals - one of which was a ‘goal of the season’ contender.
In head-to-head stats, Wits and Sundowns have met in 63 league matches since 1985. The Brazilians have claimed 34 wins compared to 17 for the Clever Boys, while 12 matches have been drawn.
The Johannesburg side has won 13 of their 32 home league matches against their Tshwane counterparts, suffering 15 defeats in the process.
Here's how they line up:
Wits: 1. Keet, 33. Frosler, 41. Ntshangase, 15. Mkhwanazi, 24. Tlhone, 19. Mlambo, 8. T. Monare, 7. Klate, 13. Hlanti, 11. Pelembe. 10. Gamal.
Sundowns: 14. Onyango, 20. Ngcongca, 29. Soumahoro, 32. Madisha, 4 Langerman, 13. Mabunda, 8. Kekana, 7. Manisya, 22. Tau, 27. Morena, 11. Vilakazi.