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Celtic v P Stars In Numbers

Absa Premiership: Bloemfontein Celtic vs. Platinum Stars

Date: 6 April 2014

Time: 15h00

Venue: Kaizer Sebothelo Stadium

Bloemfontein Celtic have a chance of breaking into the PSL top eight if they can get a home victory against sixth-placed Platinum Stars at the Kaizer Sebothelo Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

A win for the home team would also see them leap-frog Dikwena, who are currently two points ahead of ninth-placed Celtic.

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BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC:

Averages per game for the season:

Shots on goal: 14.8

Entries into final third: 71.4

Successful passes: 273.1

Possession: 50.6%

Successful tackles: 25.1

Last three results:

Bloemfontein Celtic 0-0 AmaZulu

Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 Witbank Spurs (Nyatama 27’, Gabonamong 75’)

Maritzburg United 1-1 Bloemfontein Cettic (Mhango 77’)

Key performers:

Defender: Clayton Daniels, 2.6 tackles per game

Midfielder: Musa Nyatama, 40.8 passes per game

Forward/Striker: Hellings Mhango, 2.2 shots per game

Top goal scorer:

Musa Nyatama (7)

Top assists:

Musa Nyatama (5)

PLATINUM STARS:

Averages per game for the season:

Shots on goal: 13.1

Entries into final third: 70.4

Successful passes: 343.5

Possession: 52.1%

Successful tackles: 24.2

Last three results:

Platinum Stars 0-1 Moroka Swallows

Platinum Stars 2-1 Maritzburg United (Nyanda 55’, Makudubela 77’)

Platinum Stars 1-3 Mamelodi Sundowns (Ng’ambi 80’)

Key performers:

Defender: Vuyo Mere 2.3 tackles per game

Midfielder: Robert Ng`ambi 39.9 passes per game

Forward/Striker: Mogakolodi Ngele 2.4 shots per game

Top goal scorer:

Robert Ng’ambi (11)

Top assists:

Vuyo Mere (6)

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Key Stats:

Statistically the sides have been very similar although Platinum Stars do have a much higher successful pass rate, making on average 343.5 completed passes a game, compared to the 273.1 for Celtic. Midfielders lead the goalscoring charts for both sides, Robert Ng’ambi has eleven goals, while Musa Nyatama has scored seven for Siwelele.

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