Clever Boys aim to end season on a high

Bidvest Wits will be aiming to end the 2019/20 Absa Premiership season on a high with victory over bottom-placed Polokwane City at FNB Stadium on Saturday. Kick-off is at 15h30 CAT. 

Bidvest Wits suffered a 1-0 loss away to Black Leopards in the penultimate round of fixtures, but remain in the hunt to finish ahead of both SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates in the battle for third. 

Polokwane are all but certain to suffer relegation after they were beaten 3-0 at home by Mamelodi Sundowns in midweek. Rise and Shine, who have claimed just eight points from 14 away matches in 2019/20, are three points from second-from-bottom Baroka FC and have a significantly inferior goal difference.

When the teams met earlier this season, at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in August 2019, Wits won 1-0 away from home thanks to a goal from Deon Hotto. The result broke a four-game winless streak in this rivalry for the Clever Boys.

Pre-match comments:

Gavin Hunt “We have played a lot of games, we don’t have our full team here. It has been a problem for us the whole season: a lack of real quality in the final third.” 
“Personally I feel disappointed, upset, now we really have to go and win on Saturday to try and get ourselves in the top three. It is out of our hands now, we had a chance to make it safe, but it is what it is.” 
 
Head-to-head statistics: 

Last 10 league results 

Season Result Scorers

2014/15 Polokwane 1-1 Wits Tlolane; Botes
2015/16 Wits 5-0 Polokwane Keene 3, Sekese, Motshwari
2015/16 Polokwane 0-1 Wits Ntshangase
2016/17 Polokwane 0-0 Wits
2016/17 Wits 2-0 Polokwane Keene, Klate
2017/18 Polokwane 1-1 Wits Ramagalela; Rodgers
2017/18 Wits 1-1 Polokwane Pule; Tshilo
2018/19 Wits 0-1 Polokwane J. Maluleke
2018/19 Polokwane 3-3 Wits Booi, Seabi, J. Maluleke; Motupa 2, Hlatshwayo
2019/20 Polokwane 0-1 Wits Hotto

League record (since 2013/14)

Home

P W D L GF GA

Wits 6 2 2 2 8 4
Polokwane 7 0 4 3 6 10

Away

P W D L GF GA

Wits 7 3 4 0 10 6
Polokwane 6 2 2 2 4 8

Total

P W D L GF GA

Wits 13 5 6 2 18 10
Polokwane 13 2 6 5 10 18