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SuperSport V Maritzburg In Numbers

Absa Premiership – SuperSport United vs. Maritzburg United
 
Date: 2 April 2014
 
Time: 19:30
 
Venue: Lucas Moripe Stadium
 
 
Despite their poor showing the CAF Confederation Cup this past weekend, SuperSport United have had a fair run in the Absa Premiership. Their last league encounter came off a 1-0 win over Moroka Swallows courtesy of a Thuso Phala strike.
 
SUPERSPORT UNITED:
 
Averages per game for the season:
 
Shots on goal: 12.6
 
Entries into final third: 63.8
 
Successful passes: 313.7
 
Possession: 50.8%
 
Successful tackles: 24.6
 
Last three results:
 
SuperSport United 1-4 Etoile Du Sahel (Manyama 45’)
 
Moroka Swallows 0-1 SuperSport United (Phala 69’)
 
Etoile Du Sahel 1-0 SuperSport United
 
Key performers:
 
Defender: Bevan Fransman, 2.6 tackles per game
 
Midfielder: David Mathebula 34.2 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker: Mame Niang 2.8 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer:
 
Mame Niang (7)
 
Top Assists: 
 
Thuso Phala (6)
 
MARITZBURG UNITED:
 
Averages per game for the season:
 
Shots on goal:  11.2
 
Entries into final third: 67.8
 
Successful passes: 269.3
 
Possession: 48.9%
 
Successful tackles: 27.3
 
Last three results:
 
Platinum Stars 2-1 Maritzburg United (Mandaza 65’)
 
Platinum Stars 1-1 Maritzburg United (Isaacks 52’)
 
Maritzburg United 1-1 Bloemfontein Celtic (Sekotlong 45’ + 1)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender:  Mario Booysen, 2.6 tackles per game
 
Midfielder: Michael Morton 39.1 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker: Yakubu Mohammed, 4 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer:
 
Thokozani Sekotlong (5)
 
Top assists:
 
Bhongolwethu Jayiya (5)
 
 
Key Stats:
 
This promises to be another entertaining clash with Maritzburg United looking to redeem themselves after losing 2-1 to Platinum Stars as they are still very much flirting with relegation. SuperSport United on the other hand are looking for a top four finish.

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