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Polokwane v Pirates In Numbers

Absa Premiership

Teams: Polokwane City v Orlando Pirates

Date: 30 August 2014

Time: 15h00

Venue: Peter Mokaba Stadium

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Polokwane City will host Orlando Pirates in a Absa Premiership clash at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Boebie Solomons men are looking to bounce back from their 3-2 defeat to Moroka Swallows, while Pirates come into this clash on the back of a 3-0 win over Mamelodi Sundowns.

POLOKWANE CITY:

Averages per game for 2014-15 season:

Shots on goal: 12

Entries into final third: 75.67

Successful passes: 234.33

Possession: 49%

Tackles: 23

Recent results:

Moroka Swallows 3-2 Polokwane City (Tshilo 31’) (Tlolane 32’)

Polokwane City 1-2 Ajax Cape Town (Mobara Own Goal 90’)

Maritzburg United 2-1 Polokwane City (Tlolane 35’)

Key performers:

Defender (most tackles): Thapelo Tshilo, 4 tackles per game

Midfielder (most passes): Benson Mhlongo, 54 passes per game

Forward/Striker (most shots): Puleng Tlolane, 2 shots per game

Top goal scorer (all competitions):

Puleng Tlolane (3) (3 PSL)

Top assists (all competitions):

Sipho Jembula (1) (1 PSL) / Benson Mhlongo (1) (1 PSL) / Linda Shiba (1) (1 PSL)

ORLANDO PIRATES: 

Averages per game for 2014-15 season:

Shots on goal: 15

Entries into final third: 74.5

Successful passes: 362.17

Possession: 59.5%

Tackles: 21.17

Recent results:

Mamelodi Sundowns 0-3 Orlando Pirates (Erasmus 14’, 63’) (Majoro 75’)

Orlando Pirates 3-1 Bidvest Wits (Erasmus 54’, Majoro 84’, 91’)

Orlando Pirates 1-1 Amazulu (Matlaba 62’)

Key performers:

Defender (most tackles): Thabo Matlaba, 2.3 tackles per game

Midfielder (most passes): Thandani Ntshumayelo, 48.6 passes per game

Forward/Striker (most shots): Kermit Erasmus, 3.3 shots per game

Top goal scorer (all competitions):

Kermit Erasmus (4) (2 PSL, 2 MTN 8)

Top assists (all competitions):

Daine Klate (1 PSL 2 MTN 8) / Sifiso Myeni (3) (3 MTN 8)

Key Stats:

Vladimir Vermezovic will no doubt be looking to Kermit Erasmus to bang in the goals, he's already bagged four this season, while Polokwane's Puleng Tlolane has found the back of the net of three occasions this season.

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