Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic - Football Live 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 1.50
73%
Both Teams To Score 2.05
58%
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 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

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

11.05.2019
Orlando Pirates
Polokwane City
04.05.2019
Polokwane City
Chippa United
27.04.2019
Highlands Park
Polokwane City
24.04.2019
Polokwane City
Bloemfontein Celtic
13.04.2019
SuperSport United
Polokwane City

Last 5 Games

11.05.2019
Bloemfontein Celtic
AmaZulu
04.05.2019
Highlands Park
Bloemfontein Celtic
27.04.2019
Bloemfontein Celtic
Kaizer Chiefs
24.04.2019
Polokwane City
Bloemfontein Celtic
05.04.2019
Maritzburg United
Bloemfontein Celtic