Preview: Wits v Kaizer Chiefs

2014-12-02 13:59
Jabulani Shongwe (Supplied)
Jabulani Shongwe (Supplied)
Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Premiership when they travel to Bidvest Stadium to face Bidvest Wits on Wednesday evening.

Amakhosi are on course to win back the PSL title they conceded to Mamelodi Sundowns last season, as they currently sit nine points clear at the top of the standings after going undefeated in their opening 12 matches.

However, three of their last four outings have ended in draws, most recently against Polokwane City, allowing second-placed Ajax Cape Town to close what was initially a 12-point deficit.

Wits, meanwhile, have also taken advantage of the Glamour Boys' change of pace, with back-to-back wins in their last two league matches taking them to within 10 points of the Soweto giants.

A win for the Students this week could, therefore, blow the title race wide open, giving Gavin Hunt's men an extra incentive heading into the encounter.

On the team front, Wits will have to do without the suspended Buhle Mkhwanazi, although Thulani Hlatshwayo and Jabulani Shongwe are fit and available after they were held back from representing Bafana Bafana during the Nelson Mandela Challenge clash against Ivory Coast on Sunday.

Chiefs also opted against allowing their selected players to represent the national team, with this past weekend's encounter falling outside of the official FIFA calendar, meaning Eric Mathoho and Brilliant Khuzwayo should be ready to start.

Stuart Baxter also has no suspension worries to deal with, but George Maluleka, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Tsepo Masilela and Willard Katsande are on three bookings each and just one yellow card away from suspension.

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