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Soccer

SuperSport look to bounce to winning ways

SuperSport United face off Bloemfontein Celtic in an Absa Premiership match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria on Wednesday.

Mandla Masango of SuperSport during the Absa Premiership match between SuperSport United and Golden Arrows at Lucas Moripe Stadium on February 08, 2017

Matsatsantsa are coming off a 2-2 stalemate with Kaizer Chiefs in their previous league match in Nelspruit over the weekend.

SuperSport are placed fifth on the league table with 41 points from 25 games. They are five points behind fourth-placed Kaizer Chiefs, who have played 26 games.

SuperSport recorded their 11th draw of the league season when they were held 2-2 at home by Kaizer Chiefs on April 29.

The Tshwane side has claimed 22 points from 12 home matches this season.

Celtic have gone four league matches without a win after they were held 1-1 at Baroka FC on April 30.

The Bloemfontein side has claimed 15 points from 12 away matches this season.

Phunya Sele Sele are placed 12th on the Absa Premiership log with 25 points from as many matches.

In head-to-head stats, SuperSport and Celtic have met in 46 league matches since 1990.

Each side has claimed 11 wins against the other, while 24 matches have been drawn.

SuperSport have won seven of their 22 home league matches against Celtic, suffering five defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, they played to a goalless draw in Bloemfontein.

The teams have played to six draws in their last nine league meetings, including the last three in succession.

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