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Absa Premiership Round 20 & 21 – Bidvest Wits vs Mamelodi Sundowns
 
Date: 3 March 2015
 
Time: 19:30
 
Venue: Bidvest Stadium
 
Bidvest Wits are hoping to redeem themselves when they host defending league champions, Mamelodi Sundowns in an Absa Premiership league clash this evening. The Clever Boys were shockingly booted out of the CAF Confederations Cup by Royal Leopards this past weekend in Swaziland, whilst their opponents progressed to the first round of the CAF Champions League following their 3-0 thumping of Seychelles champions, St Michel United.
 
 
BIDVEST WITS:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 11.4
 
Entries into final third: 85.53 
 
Successful passes: 245.93
 
Possession: 51%
 
Tackles: 22.8
 
Recent results:
 
Royal Leopards 3-0 Bidvest Wits
 
Bidvest Wits 0-0 Free State Stars
 
Moroka Swallows 0-2 Bidvest Wits (Kwakman 25’, 52’)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Buhle Mkhwanazi, 2.69 tackles per game
 
Midfielder (most passes): Sibusiso Vilakazi, 35.75 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Getaneh Kebede, 2 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Sthembiso Ngcobo (5) (1 MTN 8 ; 4 PSL) 
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Jabulani Shongwe (5) (5 PSL)
 
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 14.05
 
Entries into final third: 66
 
Successful passes: 374
 
Possession: 54%
 
Tackles: 26.85
 
Recent results:
 
Mamelodi Sundowns 3-0 St Michel United (Moriri 7’, 52’ ; Mashego 88’)
 
AmaZulu 0-1 Mamelodi Sundowns (Malajila 54’)
 
Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 Thanda Royal Zulu FC (Schut 52’ ; Modise 75’ Penalty)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Tebogo Langerman, 3.73 tackles per game
 
Midfielder (most passes): Teko Modise, 59 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Cuthbert Malajila, 2.57 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Cuthbert Malajila (9) (8 PSL) (1 TKO)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Cuthbert Malajila (9) (8 PSL, 1 TKO)
 
 
Key Stats:
 
The Students have amassed more entries into the final third (85.53) than the Brazilians (66), and will look to use it to their advantage to overcome Pitso Mosimane’s side, who have gone 12 matches unbeaten in all competitions. The Chloorkop-based outfit however do have all the other stats in their favour, and could make use of it to extend their unbeaten streak and close the gap on league leaders, Kaizer Chiefs.  

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