Absa Premiership

Preview: AmaTuks v Bloem Celtic

2014-10-22 13:49
Steve Barker (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - University of Pretoria will be looking to end their winless run when they welcome Bloemfontein Celtic to the Tuks Stadium.

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Both sides have struggled to get going this season, but the hosts are worse off as they are currently sitting just above the relegation zone in 14th place.

AmaTuks, meanwhile, had no response for Pretoria neighbours SuperSport United, who put three past them to claim a comfortable 3-0 victory on Saturday.

With no mandate given besides staying in the top flight, Tuks head coach Steve Barker can put all his focus on the league for now as they are out of the Telkom Knockout.

Their opponents, meanwhile, have been hit by a series of off-the-field issues which has mirrored their league struggles, with the latest being a stabbing incident that resulted in three fans being hospitalised.

The incident happened on Sunday as Phunya Sele Sele ended a three-game search for a win, when they beat Polokwane City 5-1 to move up to 11th place in the Premiership standings.

The win also put Celtic back in top-eight contention and could further improve their position if they can collect another maximum.

However, they could face a determined Tuks side, that is desperate to find some stability this campaign.un


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