Bidvest Wits v Bloemfontein Celtic Head to Head

26Apr

Round 27
Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg
Saturday 28 April 2012
15h00 kick-off

Match background

- Bidvest Wits will be looking to break their winless streak in the Absa Premiership when they host Bloemfontein Celtic at the Bidvest Stadium on Saturday afternoon, kick-off at 15h00.

- Wits drew 0-0 away to log leaders Orlando Pirates in their last match, but they have gone 11 league games without a win.

- The Johannesburg side has won just four of their 13 home matches this season.

- The Clever Boys are placed 13th on the Absa Premiership log with 28 points from 26 matches.

- Celtic drew 1-1 at home to title hopefuls Moroka Swallows in their last league outing. They have gone three games unbeaten, but won just one of their last six.

- The Bloemfontein side has won just three of their 13 away matches this season, suffering eight defeats in the process.

- Phunya Sele Sele are placed ninth on the Absa Premiership log with 35 points from 26 matches.

- In head-to-head stats, Wits and Celtic have met in 45 league matches since 1985.

- The Clever Boys have 18 wins compared to 13 for Phunya Sele Sele, while 14 matches have been drawn.

- Wits have a good overall home record against Celtic, recording 13 wins from 23 matches and suffering just three defeats, though they haven’t beaten the Free State side at home since 2007/08 and lost 4-1 in the corresponding fixture last season.

- When the teams met earlier this season in Bloemfontein they played to a goalless draw. Four of the last six results between the teams have been draws.

- Wits’ line-up from their 0-0 draw with Pirates: Murambadoro; Mngomezulu, Batabaire, Phillips, Phungwayo, Pule, Chintu, Sib. Vilakazi (Timm 73’), Jayiya, Langwe (Tshabangu 82’), Koapeng (Sibande 90+3’).

- Celtic’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Swallows: Stemmer; Moleko, Mathoho, Motlhaping, Mahoa, Mshengu (Otorogu 77’), Mkhwanazi, Madubanya, Gamildien (Mulenga 67’), Venter (Mongala 67’), Bacela.

Previous meetings

Last ten league meetings

Season Result Scorers

2006/07 Celtic 1-0 Wits Mahlatsi
2007/08 Wits 2-0 Celtic Moyo-Modise, Chivuta
2007/08 Celtic 2-0 Wits Mahlatsi 2
2008/09 Celtic 1-2 Wits Mahlatsi; Bantam (pen), Mulenga
2008/09 Wits 1-1 Celtic Langerman; Spandeel
2009/10 Wits 1-1 Celtic Kadi; Malokase (pen)
2009/10 Celtic 3-0 Wits Oersen, Sambu, Walaza
2010/11 Celtic 0-0 Wits
2010/11 Wits 1-4 Celtic Sif. Vilakazi; Mthembu 2, Venter, Mulenga
2011/12 Celtic 0-0 Wits

Head-to-Head
(League only, since 1985)

Home
P W D L GF GA
Wits 23 13 7 3 41 20
Celtic 22 10 7 5 27 20

Away
P W D L GF GA
Wits 22 5 7 10 20 27
Celtic 23 3 7 13 20 41

Total
P W D L GF GA
Wits 45 18 14 13 61 47
Celtic 45 13 14 18 47 61

Fixtures and results

Bidvest Wits

2011/12 Absa Premiership results

No Date H/A Opponent (HT) Result Goal scorers

1 14/08/11 A Maritzburg (1-0) D 2-2 Mabizela 29’, Spencer 76’
2 17/08/11 H Santos (0-0) W 1-0 Myeni 59’
3 24/08/11 A Chiefs (0-0) L 1-2 Sib. Vilakazi 68’
4 13/09/11 H Sundowns (0-3) L 2-3 Mabizela 62’, Sib. Vilakazi 69’
5 18/09/11 A FS Stars (0-0) D 0-0
6 24/09/11 H AmaZulu (1-1) W 3-1 Chapman 7’, Sif. Vilakazi 49’, Myeni 70’
7 28/09/11 A Cosmos (0-0) D 0-0
8 15/10/11 H Swallows (1-1) L 1-3 Chapman 3’
9 29/10/11 H SuperSport (0-0) L 0-1
10 02/11/11 A Ajax (0-0) W 2-0 Chapman 80’ 86’
11 19/11/11 H Pirates (1-0) W 3-1 Sib. Vilakazi 20’, Chapman 47’ 65’
12 30/11/11 A Celtic (0-0) D 0-0
13 03/12/11 H Arrows (2-1) D 2-2 Sif. Vilakazi 3’ 30’ pen
14 18/12/11 A Leopards (2-1) W 2-1 Sib. Vilakazi 3’ 36’
15 21/12/11 H P Stars (1-0) W 2-1 Sib. Vilakazi 11’, Timms 65’
16 15/02/12 H Maritzburg (0-0) D 0-0
17 18/02/12 A Santos (0-1) L 1-3 Zongo 50’
18 25/02/12 H Chiefs (1-1) D 1-1 Sif. Vilakazi 5’
19 13/03/12 A Sundowns (0-1) D 1-1 Patel 90’
20 17/03/12 H FS Stars (1-1) L 1-3 Sif. Vilakazi 26’ pen
21 20/03/12 A AmaZulu (0-1) L 0-2
22 28/03/12 H Cosmos (0-0) L 0-1
23 04/04/12 A Swallows (0-3) L 0-3
24 07/04/12 A SuperSport (0-0) L 1-2 Batabaire 56’
25 18/04/12 H Ajax (0-1) D 1-1 Batabaire 59’
26 21/04/12 A Pirates (0-0) D 0-0

League position – 13th

P W D L GF GA GD Pts
Home 13 4 4 5 17 18 -1 16
Away 13 2 6 5 10 16 -6 12
Overall 26 6 10 10 27 34 -7 28

2011/12 Absa Premiership fixtures

No Date Time H/A Opponent Venue

27 28/04/12 15h00 H Celtic Bidvest Stadium
28 02/05/12 19h30 A Arrows Princess Magogo Stadium
29 08/05/12 19h30 H Leopards Bidvest Stadium
30 19/05/12 15h00 A P Stars Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Bloemfontein Celtic

2011/12 Absa Premiership results

No Date H/A Opponent (HT) Result Goal scorers

1 13/08/11 A Arrows (1-0) W 3-0 Mshengu 33’, Mulenga 50’ 53’
2 16/08/11 H Leopards (1-0) W 2-0 Spandeel 13’, Kekana 64’
3 24/08/11 A P Stars (0-2) L 1-2 Bacela 78’ pen
4 14/09/11 H Maritzburg (0-1) D 1-1 Bacela 51’
5 17/09/11 A Santos (0-1) L 1-2 Mulenga 69’
6 24/09/11 H Chiefs (0-0) D 0-0
7 27/09/11 A Sundowns (1-0) L 1-2 Mathoho 25’
8 16/10/11 H FS Stars (1-0) W 1-0 Spandeel 42’
9 29/10/11 A AmaZulu (0-0) L 0-2
10 02/11/11 H Cosmos (0-1) W 3-1 Madubanya 67’, Mofokeng 69’, Mongala 79’
11 18/11/11 A Swallows (0-0) D 0-0
12 30/11/11 H Wits (0-0) D 0-0
13 04/12/11 A Ajax (0-0) L 0-2
14 18/12/11 H Pirates (1-0) W 1-0 Mulenga 14’
15 21/12/11 A SuperSport (1-0) W 1-0 Bacela 11’
16 15/02/12 H Arrows (1-1) W 3-2 Mulenga 4’, Bacela 56’, Madubanya 58’
17 22/02/12 A Leopards (1-0) D 2-2 Mathoho 38’, Madubanya 73’
18 26/02/12 H P Stars (0-0) L 0-1
19 14/03/12 A Maritzburg (0-1) L 0-2
20 18/03/12 H Santos (0-0) W 2-0 Osei 74’, Motshegwa 90+1’
21 21/03/12 A Chiefs (0-1) L 0-2
22 28/03/12 H Sundowns (0-0) D 0-0
23 04/04/12 A FS Stars (0-1) L 1-2 Bacela 69’
24 08/04/12 H AmaZulu (1-0) D 1-1 Bacela 18’ pen
25 18/04/12 A Cosmos (2-0) W 2-1 Gamildien 9’, Mshengu 36’
26 22/04/12 H Swallows (1-0) D 1-1 Bacela 45+1’ pen

League position – 9th

P W D L GF GA GD Pts
Home 13 6 6 1 15 7 +8 24
Away 13 3 2 8 12 19 -7 11
Overall 26 9 8 9 27 26 +1 35

2011/12 Absa Premiership fixtures

No Date Time H/A Opponent Venue

27 28/04/12 15h00 A Wits Bidvest Stadium
28 02/05/12 19h30 H Ajax Botshabelo Stadium
29 12/05/12 15h00 A Pirates Orlando Stadium
30 19/05/12 15h00 H SuperSport Botshabelo Stadium

League standings

Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts

1 Orlando Pirates 26 14 6 6 31 21 +10 48
2 Mamelodi Sundowns 26 12 10 4 40 19 +21 46
3 SuperSport United 26 12 9 5 33 19 +14 45
4 Moroka Swallows 26 11 11 4 37 29 +8 44
5 Free State Stars 26 12 6 8 32 27 +5 42
6 Kaizer Chiefs 25 11 7 7 28 20 +8 40
7 AmaZulu 25 10 7 8 28 19 +9 37
8 Ajax Cape Town 25 10 6 9 34 38 -4 36
9 Bloemfontein Celtic 26 9 8 9 27 26 +1 35
10 Maritzburg United 26 7 11 8 23 31 -8 32
11 Golden Arrows 26 9 4 13 34 37 -3 31
12 Platinum Stars 26 8 6 12 30 33 -3 30
13 Bidvest Wits 26 6 10 10 27 34 -7 28
14 Black Leopards 26 6 6 14 29 50 -21 24
15 Santos 26 6 5 15 30 42 -12 23
16 Jomo Cosmos 25 2 10 13 20 38 -18 16

Round fixtures

Friday 27 April 2012

20h00 – Ajax Cape Town v Orlando Pirates – Cape Town Stadium

Saturday 28 April 2012

15h00 – Free State Stars v Maritzburg United – Charles Mopeli Stadium
15h00 – Bidvest Wits v Bloemfontein Celtic – Bidvest Stadium
20h15 – Kaizer Chiefs v SuperSport United – FNB Stadium
20h15 – AmaZulu v Platinum Stars – Moses Mabhida Stadium

Sunday 29 April 2012

15h00 – Mamelodi Sundowns v Santos – Lucas Moripe Stadium
15h00 – Moroka Swallows v Golden Arrows – Dobsonville Stadium

Jomo Cosmos v Black Leopards postponed to 16 May 2012 due to the latter’s participation in the CAF Confederation Cup.

Club information

Bidvest Wits

Coach: Roger de Sa (South Africa)
Nickname: The Clever Boys
Formed: 1921
Physical address: 2nd Floor, The Atrium, 41 Stanley Avenue, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, 2092
Tel: +2711 726 8781
Fax: +2711 726 8902
Email: info@bidvestwits.co.za
Website: www.bidvestwits.co.za
Major honours: Top Eight Cup titles: 2 (1984, 1995); League Cup titles: 2 (1985, 1995); FA Cup titles: 2 (1978, 2010).
All-time PSL record: (Not including 2011/12 season results)
P W D L GF GA GD Pts
444 148 151 145 487 466 +21 595

Bloemfontein Celtic

Coach: Clinton Larsen (South Africa)
Nickname: Phunya Sele Sele
Formed: 1969
Physical address: Bloemfontein Club, 8 Elizabeth Street, Bloemfontein, 9301
Tel: +2751 447 1183
Fax: +2751 447 1136
Email: info@celticfc.co.za
Website: www.bloemfonteincelticfc.co.za
Major honours: Top Eight Cup titles: 1 (2005); FA Cup titles: 1 (1985).
All-time PSL record: (Not including 2011/12 season results)
P W D L GF GA GD Pts
380 129 105 146 428 461 -33 492