Moroka Swallows will look to extend Bidvest Wits’ poor run of form in the Absa Premiership when the teams meet at Dobsonville Stadium tonight, kick-off at 19h30.
Swallows played to a 0-0 draw away to SuperSport United in their last league outing. They are unbeaten in five games.
The Soweto side have lost just one home league game all season, recoding five wins and five draws from 11 matches. “I play according to the strength of the team that I have and that have been my secrete of success in all team sthat I have worked for, at Mining Rangers, we had players Like George Komantarakis, Jabulani Maluleke Carryn Jordan who were good on Arial ball and Sundows and pirates play carpet football as well as Moroka Swallows and we will continue to play entertaining football”. Gordon Igusand told media yesterday.
The Birds are placed third on the Absa Premiership log with 38 points from 22 matches.
“ We take each game as it comes, this is a big game for us, we will aproach this as a cup final but I’m very confident. The players are looking very sharp for us to get possitive results against Wits. After this game we have other two huge games coming against Ajax Capetown and Orlando Pirates.So we have to win at all cost”. Gordon said
Wits suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Jomo Cosmos in their last outing. It was their third straight loss and extended their winless streak to seven matches.
The Johannesburg side has won just two of their 10 away matches this season and last won on the road in December 2011.
The Clever Boys are placed 10th on the Absa Premiership log with 26 points from 22 matches.
In head-to-head stats, Swallows and Wits have met in 49 league matches since 1985.
The Clever Boys have recorded 19 wins to the Birds’ 16, while 14 matches have been drawn.
Swallows’ record in home matches against Wits reads: P24 W8 D7 L9 GF25 GA29.
When the teams met earlier this season, the Birds claimed a 3-1 win at Bidvest Stadium thanks in the main to a brace from Nomvethe.