Bidvest Wits will look to hand SuperSport United a third straight loss in the Absa Premiership when the teams meet at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday 29 February 2020.
Kick-off is at 8:15pm CAT.
SuperSport suffered a second successive league loss (and a third from their last four matches) when they went down 1-0 away to Stellenbosch on February 14. Matsatsantsa, though, have a decent home record this season, having claimed 20 points from 11 matches as hosts.
Wits, meanwhile, will be looking to shake off some inconsistent form after winning just one of their last four league matches, with their last outing a 2-2 draw at home to Highlands Park on February 19, with goals from Haashim Domingo and Thulani Hlatshwayo.
The Clever Boys will be banking on their impressive away form so far this season: Gavin Hunt’s charges have taken 20 points from nine away matches in 2019/20 and will feel confident of further success in their trip to the Mpumalanga province.
In head-to-head stats, SuperSport and Wits have met in 55 league matches since 1990. Both the Clever Boys and Matsatsantsa have claimed 18 wins, while 19 games have been drawn. The Tshwane team has a record of nine wins, nine draws and nine defeats from 27 home matches in the rivalry.
When the teams met earlier this season, at Bidvest Stadium in November 2019, SuperSport claimed a 1-0 away win thanks to a late strike from midfielder Sipho Mbule. The last six league meetings of the teams have produced just one home victory.
LAST 10 LEAGUE RESULTS
Season: Result – Scorers
2014/15: Wits 1-0 SuperSport – Hlatshwayo
2015/16: Wits 1-0 SuperSport – Shongwe
2015/16: SuperSport 0-2 Wits – Faty 2
2016/17: SuperSport 2-0 Wits – Daniels, Mnyamane
2016/17: Wits 0-1 SuperSport – Phala
2017/18: Wits 2-0 SuperSport – Khumalo, Keene
2017/18: SuperSport 1-4 Wits – Furman (pen); Mhango, Keene, Claasen, Hlatshwayo
2018/19: Wits 0-1 SuperSport – Rusike
2018/19: SuperSport 1-1 Wits – Daniels; Hlanti
2019/20: Wits 0-1 SuperSport – Mbule