Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic - Match Preview

Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic

Polokwane City will no doubt be hopeful of continuing their impressive season when they face troubled Bloemfontein Celtic in Wednesday's Premiership clash at Pietersburg Stadium.

Polokwane City will no doubt be hopeful of continuing their impressive season when they face troubled Bloemfontein Celtic in Wednesday's Premiership clash at Pietersburg Stadium.


City are unbeaten in eight consecutive Premiership matches under coach Jozef Vukusic and have virtually secured a place in the top eight.


The last time Rise and Shine tasted defeat was on 8 February in a surprise defeat to struggling Martizburg United.


Explaining City's success in 2018/19, Vukusic told the Sowetan: "I found a good squad here - a squad with a good mentality and character.


"I'm very happy as a coach that the players have improved individually and that the team has progressed.


"That is important. Of course we've worked on many issues, because in soccer you are never happy. You must work everyday and there's still space to improve."


Meanwhile, Celtic are a club in great turmoil and are in great financial trouble. Three defeats in a row in the league was followed by a postponed match against Cape Town City on 14 April after Siwelele fans mounted a violent protest.


Chairman Max Tshabalala highlighted the financial troubles by claiming he has had to downgrade his fleet of cars, telling the Sowetan: "Everybody knows we have challenges at the moment. Those who say I have bought a car are stupid. I sold my 911 Porsche for the team. What I did, I downgraded. I sold my Porsche and [Mercedes] G-wagen so that I can buy a bakkie [refering to the Ford Ranger]."


As such, Celtic, who are in 10th and are still in contention for a top eight finish, will likely be underdogs in the clash.


Kickoff in the encounter is at 19:30 in Pietersburg.

Predictions

Markets Odds Probability %
Over 0.5 In 1st Half 1/2
73%
Both Teams To Score 21/20
58%

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League Table

Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA +/- Points
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 30 16 11 3 40 24 16 59
2 Orlando Pirates 30 15 12 3 44 24 20 57
3 Bidvest Wits 30 16 6 8 45 29 16 54
4 Cape Town City 29 12 9 8 44 35 9 45
5 Polokwane City 30 11 11 8 38 35 3 44
6 SuperSport United 30 12 8 10 29 29 0 44
7 Highlands Park 30 9 14 7 35 32 3 41
8 Bloemfontein Celtic 29 11 7 11 35 34 1 40
9 Kaizer Chiefs 30 9 12 9 33 29 4 39
10 AmaZulu 30 10 7 13 33 41 -8 37
11 Lamontville Golden Arrows 30 8 12 10 27 31 -4 36
12 Chippa United 30 7 9 14 27 35 -8 30
13 Black Leopards 30 7 9 14 30 46 -16 30
14 Baroka FC 30 6 11 13 27 37 -10 29
15 Maritzburg United 30 6 9 15 22 32 -10 27
16 Free State Stars 30 6 9 15 31 47 -16 27

Head To Head Comparison

30.11.2019
Polokwane City
Bloemfontein Celtic
24.04.2019
Polokwane City
Bloemfontein Celtic
02.12.2018
Bloemfontein Celtic
Polokwane City
07.03.2018
Bloemfontein Celtic
Polokwane City
19.11.2017
Polokwane City
Bloemfontein Celtic
12.09.2017
Polokwane City
Bloemfontein Celtic
02.04.2017
Polokwane City
Bloemfontein Celtic
20.11.2016
Bloemfontein Celtic
Polokwane City
21.05.2016
Bloemfontein Celtic
Polokwane City
08.08.2015
Polokwane City
Bloemfontein Celtic
14.03.2015
Polokwane City
Bloemfontein Celtic
19.10.2014
Bloemfontein Celtic
Polokwane City

Last 5 Games

06.03.2020
Maritzburg United
Polokwane City
01.03.2020
Polokwane City
Black Leopards
16.02.2020
Polokwane City
Cape Town City
11.02.2020
Polokwane City
Baroka FC
02.02.2020
AmaZulu
Polokwane City

Last 5 Games

15.03.2020
TS Sporting FC
Bloemfontein Celtic
08.03.2020
Cape Town City
Bloemfontein Celtic
01.03.2020
Bloemfontein Celtic
Baroka FC
22.02.2020
Bloemfontein Celtic
Maritzburg United
19.02.2020
Mamelodi Sundowns
Bloemfontein Celtic