Clever Boys take aim at wounded Leopards

Bidvest Wits will be aiming to extend their unbeaten run in the Absa Premiership when the Braamfontein-based club takes aim at a wounded Black Leopards side at FNB Stadium on Wednesday in the penultimate round of league fixtures for the season. Kick-off is at 18h00 CAT. 

Leopards suffered their 16th loss of the league season when they were beaten 1-0 at AmaZulu on August 29, with the result pushing them closer to the threat of relegation. Lidoda Duvha have claimed 18 points from 14 home matches so far this season.

Bidvest Wits extended their unbeaten run in the league to nine matches with a 1-0 win at home to Kaizer Chiefs on August 30, with Bienvenu Eva Nga scoring an injury-time winner. The Clever Boys have claimed 24 points from 14 away matches in the 2019/20 campaign.

When the teams met earlier this season, at Bidvest Stadium in March 2020, the hosts claimed a 1-0 home win thanks to a goal from Terrence Dzvukamanja. The Clever Boys are unbeaten in their last seven league matches against Lidoda Duvha.

Pre-match comments:

Gavin Hunt 

“I said to the guys ‘you got to respect the game and play properly’, people can say what they want, ah we’re playing for nothing but we’re playing for our pride, we want to finish well.” 

“Leopards and Polokwane [City], that’s going to be difficult games, we played the top team [on Sunday] and we’re going to play bottom teams, so it won’t be easy.” 

Head-to-head statistics 

Last 10 league results 

Season Result Scorers

2006/07 Leopards 1-0 Wits Shongwe
2007/08 Wits 2-1 Leopards De Jesus 2; Sikhwivhilu
2007/08 Leopards 1-0 Wits Netshidzivhe
2011/12 Leopards 1-2 Wits Mongalo; Sib. Vilakazi 2
2011/12 Wits 0-0 Leopards
2012/13 Wits 2-2 Leopards Kadi, Chapman; Xakane, Ramagalela
2012/13 Leopards 0-2 Wits Isaacs, Chapman
2018/19 Leopards 0-1 Wits Mhango
2018/19 Wits 3-1 Leopards Murray (pen), Hotto, Pelembe; Musonda (pen)
2019/20 Wits 1-0 Leopards Dzvukamanja

League record (since 2001/02)

Home

P W D L GF GA

Leopards 9 3 2 4 6 7
Wits 10 7 2 1 20 8

Away

P W D L GF GA

Leopards 10 1 2 7 8 20
Wits 9 4 2 3 7 6

Total

P W D L GF GA

Leopards 19 4 4 11 14 27
Wits 19 11 4 4 27 14