Absa Premiership

Chippa's safety not guaranteed

2015-04-29 12:13
Chippa United Chairman Siviwe "Chippa" Mpengesi (Supplied)

Cape Town - Chippa United will look to continue their fight for safety in the Absa Premiership when they host Bloemfontein Celtic at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

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Chippa have taken four points from their last two league matches, with the most recent result a goalless draw away to high-flying Bidvest Wits.

The Eastern Cape side has claimed 21 points from 13 home matches this season.

Their next three league opponents are Free State Stars, Black Aces (both away) and Kaizer Chiefs (home).

The Chilli Boys are placed 13th on the Absa Premiership log with 29 points from 26 matches.

Celtic suffered their third home defeat of the season when they went down 1-0 against Maritzburg United in their last outing.

The Bloemfontein side has claimed 17 points from 13 away matches this season.

Their next three league opponents are Ajax Cape Town, Free State Stars (both home) and Moroka Swallows (away).

Phunya Sele Sele are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 37 points from 26 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Chippa and Celtic have met in three league matches since 2012/13.

Phunya Sele Sele have claimed two wins compared to one for the Chilli Boys.

Chippa’s only previous home league match against Celtic was a 2-1 win in the first half of the 2012/13 season.

When the teams met earlier this season, a Lamola goal handed Phunya Sele Sele a 1-0 home win.

Kick-off is at 19:30 on Wednesday, April 29.

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