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P Stars V Swallows In Numbers

Absa Premiership: Platinum Stars vs. Moroka Swallows
Date: 1 April 2014
Time: 18:30
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Platinum Stars are looking to pile misery on Moroka Swallows. Dikwena claimed a hard-fought 2-1 win over Maritzburg United this past weekend, and are eager to continue their winning streak. Moroka Swallows on the other side are a wounded lion, and are skinning on thin ice for a top eight finish as they’ve gone winless in ten matches. 
Averages per game for the season:
Shots on goal: 13.1
Entries into final third: 70.3
Successful passes: 342.5
Possession: 52.1%
Successful tackles: 24.1
Last three results:
Platinum Stars 2-1 Maritzburg United (Nyanda 55’, Makudubela 77’)
Platinum Stars 1-3 Mamelodi Sundowns (Ng’ambi 80’)
Platinum Stars 1-1 Maritzburg United (Sarr 45’)
Key performers:
Defender: Vuyo Mere 2.3 tackles per game
Midfielder: Robert Ng`ambi 39.9 passes per game
Forward/Striker: Mogakolodi Ngele 2.3 shots per game
Top goal scorer:
Robert Ng’ambi (11)
Top assists:
Vuyo Mere (6)
Averages per game for the season:
Shots on goal: 14.3
Entries into final third: 72.9
Successful passes: 255.1
Possession: 50.9%
Successful tackles:  27.3
Last three results:
Orlando Pirates 1-0 Moroka Swallows
Moroka Swallows 0-1 SuperSport United 
Moroka Swallows 1-0 Golden Arrows (Wana 59’)
Key performers: 
Defender: Larry Cohen 4.2 tackles per game
Midfielder:  Lerato Chabangu 40.2 passes per game
Forward/Striker: Edward Manqele 2.2 shots per game 
Top goal scorer: 
Edward Manqele (12)
Top Assists:
Lerato Chabangu (9)
Key stats:
Despite their struggle to yield results, Moroka Swallows dominate Dikwena with certain stats going into this clash. The Dube Birds have more shots on goal: 14.3 as well as more entries into final third: 72.9. The Phokeng side's shots on goal are: 13.1 and entries into the final third: 70.3. This promises to be an entertaining clash as Swallows will look to end their winless run after collecting three points only once in 2014.


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