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Maritzburg V Chiefs In Numbers

Absa Premiership Fixture – Maritzburg United vs Kaizer Chiefs
 
Date: 11 March 2015
 
Time: 19:30
 
Venue: Harry Gwala Stadium
 
Maritzburg United who have had a rather barren spell so far in 2015, are under pressure to return to winning ways when they host table-toppers, Kaizer Chiefs this evening. The Team of Choice narrowly lost 1-0 to AmaTuks in their last league outing in Tshwane however will feel inspired after their last league meeting against the Amakhosi at the Harry Gwala Stadium saw the two sides play to an entertaining 2-2 draw. The Glamour Boys are aiming to further extend their lead at the summit of the PSL after they were held to 0-0 stalemate by arch-rivals Orlando Pirates in the Soweto Derby the past weekend.
 
 
MARITZBURG UNITED:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 12.14
 
Entries into final third: 74.26
 
Successful passes: 259.91
 
Possession: 52% 
 
Tackles: 25.48
 
Recent results:
 
University of Pretoria 1-0 Maritzburg United 
 
Maritzburg United 0-0 Free State Stars
 
Mpumalanga Black Aces 2-1 Maritzburg United (Anas 75’)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Abel Mabaso, 3 tackles per game
 
Midfielder (most passes): Ashley Hartog, 43.3 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Mohammed Anas, 1.63 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Mohammed Anas (7) (6 PSL) (1 Nedbank Cup)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Terrence Mandaza (3) (3 PSL)
 
KAIZER CHIEFS:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 15.84
 
Entries into final third: 69.45
 
Successful passes: 337.13
 
Possession: 53%
 
Tackles: 23.16
 
Recent results:
 
Kaizer Chiefs 0-0 Orlando Pirates
 
Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 Ajax Cape Town (Masango 15’)
 
Township Rollers 0-1 Kaizer Chiefs (Nkosi 27’)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Tsepo Masilela, 2 tackles per game
 
Midfielder (most passes): Reneilwe Letsholonyane, 65.44 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Mandla Masango, 2.1 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Mandla Masango (8) (6 PSL) (2 MTN 8)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Siphiwe Tshabalala (6) (5 PSL; 1 TKO)
 
 
Key Stats:
 
Going into this evening’s tie, the Team of Choice dominate the visitors with entires into the final third (74.26) compared to the Amakhosi’s 69.45. Steve Komphela’s troops also outclass Stuart Baxter and his men when it comes to tackles. The KZN side sit on 25.48, whilst the Glamour Boys only manage tackles with 23.16. The Naturena side however have the better of Maritzburg with all the other stats, a plus to try and claim the important three points before they switch their focus tom continental showpiece.

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