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Sundowns V Swallows In Numbers

Absa Premiership Round 17 – Mamelodi Sundowns vs Moroka Swallows
 
Date: 10 February 2015
 
Time: 19:30pm
 
Venue: Lucas Moripe Stadium
 
The Absa Premiership returns after a seven-week break from the festive season and the recently concluded 2015 African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. Current league champions, Mamelodi Sundowns welcome Moroka Swallows to the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, as they look to close the gap on league leaders Kaizer Chiefs. The Brazilians currently trail the Amakhosi by 15 points but have played a game less. The Dube Birds are looking to claw their way back into the top eight and an upset victory over Sundowns tonight could steer the struggling side into the ideal direction for the second round of the 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 2-1 Ajax Cape Town (Schut 25’; Modise 84’)
 
Maritzburg United 1-2 Mamelodi Sundowns (Laffor 50’, 63’)
 
University of Pretoria 1-1 Mamelodi Sundowns (Billiat 50’)
 
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 (6) (5 PSL) (1 TKO)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Cuthbert Malajila (9) (8 PSL, 1 TKO)
 
MOROKA SWALLOWS:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 11.6
 
Entries into final third: 71.2
 
Successful passes: 228.93
 
Possession: 39%
 
Tackles: 24.4
 
Recent results:
 
AmaZulu 1-2 Moroka Swallows (Nomvethe 45+1’; Savic 85’)
 
Moroka Swallows 1-1 Orlando Pirates (Nomvethe 35’)
 
Bloemfontein Celtic 0-0 Moroka Swallows
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Luvhengo Mungomeni, 4.75 tackles per game
 
Midfielder (most passes): Lantshene Phalane, 28.3 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Vuyisile Wana, 2.25 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Lerato Chabangu (5) (5 PSL)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Dikgang Mabalane (4) (4 PSL)
 
 
Key Stats:
 
A win is written all over Pitso Mosimane’s charges ahead of tonight’s league outing as they dominate on all fronts in terms of stats. The Dube Birds on the other hand will take heart from their entries into final third that stands at 71.2, compared to the home side’s 66, a reason why Fani Madida’s side have not lost in their last three matches.

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