Bidvest Wits head coach Gavin Hunt looks at the statistics realistically when analyzing the opening half of the 2018/19 PSL campaign – The Clever Boys have been in fine form on the road, with another away match looming.
The Clever Boys travel to Polokwane this weekend to take on Baroka FC in the semi-finals of the 2018 Telkom Knockout Challenge – An opponent which Wits has never lost to in all 5 previous meetings, home or away.
Hunt is well aware of his side’s performances away from home and states that another away draw in the cup could turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
“Our form at home hasn’t been good, so maybe the away game is better. It’s our third away game in the cup. Last year we had three home games to get to the final, so it’s like that. We look a better away side this year. I don’t know, there’s a few things we do differently, but we look better than at home. I think at home we get a little bit anxious and we try and go for it a little bit more, and then we get caught like we did last week against Celtic.” said the Wits mentor.
With kick-off set for 15:00, the two teams are in for a blazing hot afternoon in Polokwane, where all eyes will be on Bidvest Wits looking to complete a six-match unbeaten record over Baroka FC.
“It’s a nice, big, open pitch but it is a day game, which is not easy. If we get the heat like we’ve had recently, it’s going to be a bit of a problem – it’ll be a bit of a walking-pace game.” Concluded Hunt.