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Absa Premiership

Teams: Free State Stars v Chippa United

Date: 27 May 2017

Venue: Goble Park Stadium

Both Free State Stars and Chippa United will be desperate for victory to secure their Absa Premiership status when they meet in a league match at Goble Park Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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The match is scheduled to get underway at 15h00.

Stars played to their ninth draw of the season when they were held 0-0 at Bloemfontein Celtic on May 17.

The Free State side has claimed 19 points from 15 home matches this season.

Ea Lla Koto are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with 27 points from 29 matches.

Chippa claimed their first league win since February when they defeated SuperSport United 3-0 at home on May 17.

The Eastern Cape side has claimed six points from 14 away matches this season.

The Chilli Boys are placed 13th on the Absa Premiership log with 27 points from 29 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Stars and Chippa have met in seven league matches since the 2012/13 season.

Ea Lla Koto have claimed four wins compared to three for the Chilli Boys, while zero matches have been drawn.

Stars have won all three of their home league matches against Chippa.

When the teams met earlier this season, the Chilli Boys claimed a 2-1 home win in Port Elizabeth.

The hosts have emerged victorious in the past six successive league meetings of these teams.

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Here is how they line-up

Free State Stars: 32 Ngobeni, 4 Makhehlene, 5 Masehe, 7 Thokozani, 11 Jantjie, 19 Mbhele, 20 Mashego, 35 Teyise, 38 Anas, 44 Mahamutsa, 50 Vilakazi.

Chippa United: 1 Akpeyi, 7 Mako, 19 Chabalala, 24 Thopola, 30 Mvelase, 41 Masuku, 55 Zuke, 10 Mbenyane, 32 Ngubane, 26 Mbokoma, 19 R Manzini.

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