Absa Premiership

'Downs refocus on 2nd place

2015-04-30 15:19
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Cape Town - Platinum Stars will look to extend the winless run of Mamelodi Sundowns when the teams meet for an Absa Premiership match at Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

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Stars played to a fourth consecutive draw when they were held 0-0 away by AmaZulu in midweek.

The Rustenburg side has claimed 18 points from 13 home matches this season.

Their remaining league opponents are Polokwane City (home) and Bidvest Wits (away).

Dikwena are placed 13th on the Absa Premiership log with 31 points from 27 matches.

Sundowns saw their winless run in the league extended to four matches when they were beaten 1-0 at home by Kaizer Chiefs in midweek.

The Tshwane side has claimed 23 points from 13 away matches this season.

Their next three league opponents are SuperSport United (away) and University of Pretoria (home).

The Brazilians are placed third on the Absa Premiership log with 48 points from 27 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Stars and Sundowns have met in 23 league matches since 2003/04.

The Brazilians have claimed eight wins compared to six for Dikwena, while nine matches have been drawn.

Stars have won just two of their 11 home matches against Sundowns, suffering five defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, goals from Schut and Ngele saw the teams play to a 1-1 draw in Tshwane.

Kick-off at 15:00 on Sunday, May 3.

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