Baroka look to defend unbeaten run

Baroka FC will look to defend their unbeaten start to the new Absa Premiership season when they host SuperSport United at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday 28 August 2019, kick-off at 19h30.

Baroka have sandwiched a 1-0 away win over Bidvest Wits with home draws against Cape Town City and Bloemfontein Celtic. The latter stalemate was a 0-0 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium this past Sunday, August 25 and Bakgaga will be chasing a second victory of the 2019/20 campaign.

SuperSport have had a mixed start to the season, though they have played the ‘big three’ of Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. Matsatsantsa’s last result was a 1-1 draw away to Chiefs on Saturday, August 24, in which Bradley Grobler scored a fourth goal from his last three league and cup matches.

In head-to-head stats, Baroka and SuperSport have met in six league matches since the 2016/17 season. Bakgaga have claimed three wins compared to one for Matsatsantsa, while two games have been drawn. The Limpopo side boasts an unbeaten home record, with one win and two draws from their three home matches in the rivalry.

Last season Baroka took four points off United, drawing 0-0 in Polokwane in October 2018 (the first goalless stalemate between the teams) before claiming a 2-1 away win in Tshwane in February 2019 thanks to goals from Mduduzi Mdantsane and Thato Madigoe.

Baroka’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with Celtic on August 25: Chipezeze, Kgoetyane, Shozi, Sibiya, Madondo (Makgaka 57’), Patjie, Kambala, Ngubane (Mongae 33’), Tisdell (Selemela 68’), Phiri Jr, Mbulu.

SuperSport’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Chiefs on August 24: Williams, Nhlapo, Kekana, Daniels, Bhasera, Furman, Mbule (Gabuza 56'), Mokoena, Mahachi (Ghampani 65'), Rusike, Grobler.

Head-to-Head

ALL LEAGUE RESULTS

Season Result Scorers

2016/17 Baroka 1-1 SuperSport Matloga; Mnyamane

2016/17 SuperSport 0-1 Baroka Matlakala

2017/18 Baroka 3-1 SuperSport Nguzana, Madubanya, Mdantsane; Egwuekwe

2017/18 SuperSport 1-0 Baroka Modiba (pen)

2018/19 Baroka 0-0 SuperSport

2018/19 SuperSport 1-2 Baroka Machupu; Mdantsane (pen), Madigoe

LEAGUE RECORD (since 2016/17)

Home

P W D L GF GA

Baroka 3 1 2 0 4 2

SuperSport 3 1 0 2 2 3

Away

P W D L GF GA

Baroka 3 2 0 1 3 2

SuperSport 3 0 2 1 2 4

Total

P W D L GF GA

Baroka 6 3 2 1 7 4

SuperSport 6 1 2 3 4 7