Cape Town - Maritzburg United and Platinum Stars both need a
victory in the Absa Premiership when they meet at Harry Gwala Stadium.
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United have gone three league matches without a win after
losing 1-0 away to log leaders Kaizer Chiefs last month.
The KwaZulu-Natal team is unbeaten at home this season, with
two wins and a draw from three matches.
Their next three league opponents are SuperSport United
(away), University of Pretoria and Bloemfontein Celtic (both home).
Steve Komphela’s Team of Choice find themselves placed eighth
on the Absa Premiership standings with nine points from seven matches.
Dikwena have gone four league matches without a win and were
held to a goalless draw by University of Pretoria last month.
The Rustenburg side has claimed three points from as many
away matches so far this season.
Their next three league opponents are Ajax Cape Town, Moroka
Swallows (both away) and Orlando Pirates (home).
Allan Freese’s side are placed 12th on the Absa Premiership
log with eight points from seven matches.
In head-to-head stats, Maritzburg and Stars have met in 16
league matches since 2005/06.
Dikwena have 10 wins to their name compared to three for the
Team of Choice, while three matches have been drawn.
Maritzburg have won just two of their eight home matches
against Stars, suffering five defeats in the process.
Last season Dikwena completed a league ‘double’ over United,
winning 2-1 in both Pietermaritzburg and Rustenburg.
Kick-off will be at 20:15 on Saturday, October 18.