Absa Premiership

Celtic shift focus to PSL

2015-09-10 08:53
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Cape Town - Maritzburg United will look for their first win in the Absa Premiership this season when they host Bloemfontein Celtic at Harry Gwala Stadium.

Maritzburg suffered a second successive defeat when they were beaten 2-0 at Bidvest Wits on August 26.

The KwaZulu-Natal team’s only previous home match this season was a 0-0 draw with Jomo Cosmos on the opening weekend.

The Team of Choice is placed 15th on the Absa Premiership log with one point from three matches.

Celtic claimed their first win of the season when they beat Orlando Pirates 1-0 at home on August 26.

The Bloemfontein side’s only previous away match this season was a 3-2 loss at Polokwane City on the opening weekend.

Phunya Sele Sele are placed ninth on the Absa Premiership log with four points from three matches.

In head-to-head stats, Maritzburg and Celtic have met in 18 league matches since 2005/06.

The Team of Choice has five wins compared to four for Phunya Sele Sele, while nine matches have been drawn.

Maritzburg have won three of their nine home matches against Celtic, suffering two defeats in the process.

Last season the Team of Choice took four points off Phunya Sele Sele, holding out for a goalless draw at home before winning 1-0 in the return game in Bloemfontein.

The teams’ last four league matches have produced just three goals.

Kick-off is at 20:15 on September 12.

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