Bidvest Wits v Platinum Stars match preview

19Dec


Bidvest Wits v Platinum Stars

Round 15
Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg
Wednesday 21 December 2011
19h30 kick-off

Match background

- Bidvest Wits will look to extend their recent unbeaten run in the Absa Premiership when they host Platinum Stars at the Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday evening, kick-off at 19h30.

- Bidvest Wits claimed a 2-1 away win over Black Leopards on the weekend, extending their unbeaten streak to five games.

- The Johannesburg team has recorded three wins, one draw and three losses from their seven home matches this season.

- The Clever Boys are placed eighth on the Absa Premiership log with 20 points from 14 matches.

- Stars played to a 0-0 draw at home to Moroka Swallows on the weekend. They have won just one of their last 11 league matches.

- The Rustenburg team has struggled away from home this term: they have one draw and six losses from seven away matches.

- Dikwena are placed 13th on the Absa Premiership log with 13 points from 14 matches.

- In head-to-head stats, Bidvest Wits and Stars have met in 14 league matches since 2003/04.

- Dikwena have five wins to the Clever Boys’ four, while five games have been drawn.

- Bidvest Wits have recorded three wins, three draws and suffered just one loss from seven home matches against Stars.

- Last season Dikwena took four points off the Clever Boys, winning 1-0 in Rustenburg and drawing 1-1 in the return game in Johannesburg.

- Bidvest Wits’ line-up from their 2-1 win over Leopards: Murambadoro; Mngomezulu, Mabizela, Gumede, Phungwayo, Langwe (Jayiya 56’), Timm (Masalesa 69’), Sib. Vilakazi (Fredericks 89’), Sibande, Myeni, Sif. Vilakazi.

- Stars’ line-up from their 0-0 draw with Swallows: Mpontshane, Mpangase, Sambu, Semenya, Ngwepe, Mkhabela, Nyauza, Botes, Msomi (Mandaza 90’), Phala (Ramolesa 93’), Mbatha (Malongoane 73’).

Previous meetings

Last ten league meetings

Season- Result- Scorers

2006/07 Bidvest Wits 1-1 Stars Senokoane; Ndlovu
2006/07 Stars 3-0 Bidvest Wits Marumo, A. Hendricks (og), Masanabo
2007/08 Stars 0-0 Bidvest Wits
2007/08 Bidvest Wits 1-2 Stars De Jesus; Ramokala 2
2008/09 Stars 0-1 Bidvest Wits Bantam (pen)
2008/09 Bidvest Wits 1-0 Stars Ramasoeu
2009/10 Stars 3-1 Bidvest Wits Botes 2, Renteria; Sib. Vilakazi
2009/10 Bidvest Wits 2-0 Stars Bantam, Mngomeni
2010/11 Stars 1-0 Bidvest Wits Ntumba
2010/11 Bidvest Wits 1-1 Stars Chapman; Grobler

Head-to-Head
(League only, since 2003/04)

Home

Bidvest Wits

Bidvest Wits P-7 W-3 D-3 L-1 GF-9 GA-5
Stars P-7 W-4 D-2 L-1 GF-10 GA-4

Away

Bidvest Wits P-7 W-1 D-2 L-4 GF-4 GA-10
Stars P-7 W-1 D-3 L-3 GF-5 GA-9

Total

Bidvest Wits P-14 W-4 D-5 L-5 GF-13 GA-15
Stars P-14 W-5 D-5 L-4 GF-15 GA-13

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’

League position – 8th

Home P-7 W-3 D-1 L-3 GF-12 GA-11 GD-+1 Pts-10
Away P-7 W-2 D-4 L-1 GF-7 GA-5 GD-+2 Pts-10
Overall 14 P-5 W-5 D-4 L-19 GF-16 GA-+3 GD-20

2011/12 Absa Premiership fixtures

No- Date- Time- H/A- Opponent- Venue-

15 21/12/11 19h30 H P Stars Bidvest Stadium
16 15/02/12 19h30 H Maritzburg Bidvest Stadium
17 18/02/12 20h15 A Santos Athlone Stadium
18 25/02/12 15h30 H Chiefs Mbombela Stadium
19 13/03/12 19h30 A Sundowns Lucas Moripe Stadium
20 17/03/12 15h30 H FS Stars Bidvest Stadium
21 20/03/12 19h30 A AmaZulu Moses Mabhida Stadium
22 28/03/12 19h30 H Cosmos Bidvest Stadium
23 04/04/12 19h30 A Swallows Dobsonville Stadium
24 07/04/12 18h00 A SuperSport Lucas Moripe Stadium
25 18/04/12 19h30 H Ajax Bidvest Stadium
26 21/04/12 20h15 A Pirates Orlando Stadium
27 28/04/12 15h00 H Celtic Bidvest Stadium
28 02/05/12 19h30 A Arrows King Zwelithini Stadium
29 12/05/12 15h00 H Leopards Bidvest Stadium
30 19/05/12 15h00 A P Stars Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Platinum Stars

2011/12 Absa Premiership results

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

1 13/08/11 H Ajax (2-0) W 2-0 Phalane 19’, Ngwepe 32’ pen
2 16/08/11 A Pirates (0-0) L 0-1
3 24/08/11 H Celtic (2-0) W 2-1 Ng’ambi 9’, Mathe 34’
4 14/09/11 A Arrows (0-1) L 1-3 Mandaza 90+1’
5 17/09/11 H Leopards (2-0) D 2-2 Mathe 22’, Ng’ambi 45+1’
6 25/09/11 A SuperSport (0-0) L 0-2
7 28/09/11 A Maritzburg (0-0) L 1-2 Msomi 49’
8 15/10/11 H Santos (1-0) W 4-1 Botes 29’ 65’, Thebakang 46’, Skippers (og) 57’
9 29/10/11 A Chiefs (0-1) L 0-1
10 02/11/11 H Sundowns (0-0) D 0-0
11 19/11/11 A FS Stars (0-0) D 0-0
12 30/11/11 H AmaZulu (0-0) L 0-1
13 03/12/11 A Cosmos (0-0) L 1-2 Mandaza 77’
14 17/12/11 H Swallows (0-0) D 0-0

League position – 13th

Home P-7 W-3 D-3 L-1 GF-10 GA-5 GD-+5 Pts-12
Away P-7 W-0 D-1 L-6 GF-3 GA-11 GD–8 Pts-1
Overall 14 P-3 W-4 D-7 L-13 GF-16 GA–3 GD-13

2011/12 Absa Premiership fixtures

No- Date- Time- H/A- Opponent- Venue-

15 21/12/11 19h30 A Bidvest Wits Bidvest Stadium
16 15/02/12 19h30 A Ajax Cape Town Stadium
17 18/02/12 15h30 H Pirates Royal Bafokeng Stadium
18 26/02/12 15h30 A Celtic Seisa Ramabodu Stadium
19 14/03/12 19h30 H Arrows Royal Bafokeng Stadium
20 18/03/12 15h30 A Leopards Peter Mokaba Stadium
21 21/03/12 15h30 H SuperSport Moruleng Stadium
22 28/03/12 19h30 H Maritzburg Royal Bafokeng Stadium
23 04/04/12 19h30 A Santos Athlone Stadium
24 07/04/12 15h00 H Chiefs Royal Bafokeng Stadium
25 17/04/12 19h30 A Sundowns Lucas Moripe Stadium
26 21/04/12 15h00 H FS Stars Royal Bafokeng Stadium
27 28/04/12 20h15 A AmaZulu Moses Mabhida Stadium
28 01/05/12 19h30 H Cosmos Moruleng Stadium
29 12/05/12 15h00 A Swallows Dobsonville Stadium
30 19/05/12 15h00 H Bidvest Wits Royal Bafokeng Stadium

League standings

Pos- Team- P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 14 8 4 2 28 12 +16 28
2 SuperSport United 14 8 4 2 25 12 +13 28
3 Kaizer Chiefs 14 8 3 3 16 10 +6 27
4 Moroka Swallows 14 7 4 3 20 16 +4 25
5 Free State Stars 14 7 3 4 17 11 +6 24
6 Orlando Pirates 14 6 3 5 14 11 +3 21
7 Ajax Cape Town 14 6 3 5 16 18 -2 21
8 Bidvest Wits 14 5 5 4 19 16 +3 20
9 AmaZulu 14 5 4 5 13 10 +3 19
10 Bloemfontein Celtic 14 5 4 5 14 12 +2 19
11 Maritzburg United 14 4 6 4 14 19 -5 18
12 Golden Arrows 14 4 2 8 16 23 -7 14
13 Platinum Stars 14 3 4 7 13 16 -3 13
14 Santos 14 3 2 9 13 24 -11 11
15 Black Leopards 14 2 4 8 11 27 -16 10
16 Jomo Cosmos 14 1 5 8 10 22 -12 8

Round fixtures

Tuesday 20 December 2011

19h30 – Jomo Cosmos v Santos – Sinaba Stadium
19h30 – AmaZulu v Kaizer Chiefs – Moses Mabhida Stadium

Wednesday 21 December 2011

19h30 – Free State Stars v Mamelodi Sundowns – Charles Mopeli Stadium
19h30 – Bidvest Wits v Platinum Stars – Bidvest Stadium
19h30 – SuperSport United v Bloemfontein Celtic – Lucas Moripe Stadium
19h30 – Ajax Cape Town v Black Leopards – Cape Town Stadium
19h30 – Orlando Pirates v Golden Arrows – Orlando Stadium
19h30 – Moroka Swallows v Maritzburg United – Dobsonville Stadium

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

Platinum Stars

Coach: Owen da Gama (South Africa)
Nickname: Dikwena
Formed: 1998
Physical address: Platinum Stars Clubhouse, Bafokeng Sports Campus, Sun City Road (R565), Phokeng, 0335
Tel: +2714 566 0000
Fax: +2714 566 0028
Email: info@platinumstars.com
Website: www.platinumstars.com
Major honours: League Cup titles: 1 (2006).
All-time PSL record: (Not including 2011/12 season results)
P W D L GF GA GD Pts
240 75 81 84 257 268 -11 306

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