Match Preview – BIDVest Wits F.C vs Ajax Cape Town F.C

10Sep

Date: 13 September 2009

Kick-off: 15h30

Venue: Newlands Stadium

 

 

-      Ajax Cape Town will go in search of their first points at home in the 2009/10 Absa Premiership when they host BIDVest Wits at the Newlands Stadium on Sunday afternoon, kick-off 15h30.

 

-      Ajax may have claimed their first victory in their last outing, an impressive 1-0 win away to defending league champions SuperSport United, but they have suffered two defeats in as many home games this season, going down 1-0 and 2-0 to Orlando Pirates and Santos respectively.

 

-      Wits have had similar troubles in that they have not won a home game this season either, their last outing was a 1-1 draw at home to Bloemfontein Celtic.

 

-      However, the Clever Boys are unbeaten away from home in the league. The University-based team drew 2-2 with AmaZulu in their first game of the Absa Premiership and then defeated Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 in Orlando Stadium.

 

-      And Wits can call on the early pace-setter as far as the race for the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot award is concerned: Calvin Kadi has scored four goals in as many games.

 

-      The two teams have met on 18 occasions in the league since Ajax’s formation in 1999/2000 and there is nothing to choose between them: each side has won six, drawn six and lost six; scored 16 goals and conceded 16 goals.

 

-      Ajax have a favourable record at home, having won four matches to Wits’ two. In fact, the Clever Boys have not won a league game against them in Cape Town since the first half of the 2003/04 season.

 

-      Last term the Urban Warriors claimed a 2-1 victory in the Mother City but the Clever Boys responded by winning the return match in Johannesburg 1-0.

 

-      Ajax’s line-up from their 1-0 win over SuperSport: Vonk, Davids, Ferreira (Hlatshwayo 47′), Ivanovs, Evans, Doutie, Ngobeni, Selolwane, Cale, Diallo (Serero 46′), Sibisi (Vilakazi 61′).

 

-      Wit’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Celtic: Keet, Barkhuizen, Gariseb, Mashamaite, Phungwayo, Haskins, Bantam, Morton, Mngomeni (Yoboue 59′ (Sibande 90′)), Kadi, Myeni.

Head-to-Head Stats

 

1999/2000

Wits 3 (Magalefa 2, Qaba) Ajax 1 (Katza)

Ajax 0 Wits 0

 

2000/01

Wits 3 (Dladla, Casner, Mohlolo) Ajax 1 (Permall)

Ajax 0 Wits 0

 

 

2001/02

Wits 0 Ajax 0

Ajax 0 Wits 1 (Dlaldla)

 

2002/03

Ajax 0 Wits 1 (Devine)

Wits 0 Ajax 0

 

2003/04

Ajax 0 Wits 1 (I. Winstanley)

Wits 1 (Bunjira) Ajax 2 (Igesund 2)

Absa Cup quarter final – Ajax 1 (Mulekelayi) Wits 1 (Mhlongo) – Ajax won 5-4 on penalties

 

2004/05

Wits 0 Ajax 0

Ajax 2 (Carelse 2) Wits 1 (Yohane (pen))

 

2006/07

Wits 1 (Chivuta) Ajax 1 (Moon)

Ajax 1 (Carelse) Wits 0

ABSA Cup 2nd round – Ajax 1 (Mwafulirwa) Wits 0

 

2007/08

Ajax 5 (Mwafulirwa 2, Moon, Winstanley (og), Fanteni) Wits 2 (Chivuta (pen), De Jesus)

Wits 0 Ajax 1 (Shendzelani (og))

 

2008/09

Ajax 2 (Daniels 2) Wits 1 (Bantam)

Wits 1 (Ramasoeu) Ajax 0

Summary

League matches played in brackets

 

Total               Ajax                Wits

Home             Home

 

Played                                    20 (18)            11 (9)              9 (9)

Ajax won                                7 (6)                5 (4)                2 (2)

Wits won                                6 (6)                3 (2)                3 (3)

Drawn                                    7 (6)                3 (3)                4 (4)

Ajax goals                              18 (16)            12 (10)            6 (6)

Wits goals                              17 (16)            8 (7)                9 (9)

 

 

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