Chiefs aim for ‘three out of three’ against Stars

Steve Komphela’s Kaizer Chiefs will target a hat-trick of Absa Premiership wins when they host Free State Stars at FNB Stadium on 7 February 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

Chiefs recorded a second successive win when they beat Golden Arrows 2-0 on December 21.

The Soweto giants have claimed 14 points from eight home matches this season.

The Amakhosi are placed fourth on the Absa Premiership log with 24 points from 15 matches.

Stars claimed just their third league win of the season when they defeated Cape Town City 1-0 at home on December 21.

The Free State side has claimed just two points from seven winless away matches this season.

Ea Lla Koto are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with 14 points from as many matches.

In head-to-head stats, Chiefs and Stars have met in 34 league matches since 1996.

The Amakhosi have 22 wins compared to three for Ea Lla Koto, while nine matches have been drawn.

Chiefs have won 12 of their 17 home league matches against Stars, suffering just one defeat in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, the Amakhosi claimed a 2-0 away win thanks to goals from Katsvairo and Katsande.

Chiefs have not tasted defeat against Stars in the league since the 2010/11 season.

Chiefs’ line-up from their 2-0 win over Arrows: Khuzwayo, Mphahlele, Mathoho, Gordinho, Khumalo, Molangoane, Katsande, Maluleka, Tshabalala (Ekstein 84’), Parker (Moon 90’), Letlotlo (Chirambadare 59’).

Stars’ line-up from their 1-0 win over CTC: Ngobeni, Makhaula, Venter (Mashego 84'), Tlhone, Vilakazi, Mbhele, Mahamutsa, Sekola, Teyise, Dlamini, Sekotlong.

Form and Fixtures

KAIZER CHIEFS

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Next five league fixtures: Maritzburg United (A), Highlands Park (H), Ajax Cape Town (A), Orlando Pirates (H), Baroka FC (A)

FREE STATE STARS

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Next five league fixtures: SuperSport United (H), Golden Arrows (A), Maritzburg United (A), Highlands Park (H), Ajax Cape Town (A)