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  • 09 November 2013
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Kaizer Chiefs - Bidvest Wits Preview: Chiefs look to get back on track against Clever Boys

Kaizer Chiefs - Bidvest Wits Preview: Chiefs look to get back on track against Clever Boys

Ignat Manjoo

The defending PSL champions will aim to revive their season when they host Gavin Hunt's Bidvest Wits on Saturday night

  PROBABLE LINE-UPS
KAIZER CHIEFS

Khune
Gaxa, Mashamaite, Gould, Masilela
Tshabalala, Katsande, Yeye, Lebese
Parker, Majoro
BIDVEST WITS

Josephs
Bhasera, Booth, Gumede, Mngonyama
Vilakazi, Pattison, Faty, Nhlapo
Chapman, Mwaruwari

Kaizer Chiefs' inconsistent start to the season will be under the microscope once again, when the defending PSL champions host Bidvest Wits in a PSL clash on Saturday night.

Chiefs suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss against Ajax Cape Town in the Mother City on Tuesday night, and will look to bounce back immediately in order to restore parity to their title defence. 

Following the defeat, coach Stuart Baxter lamented his side's inconsistency and lack of penetration in the final third, elements which have seen Chiefs begin their title defence in a less than convincing fashion.

Stuart Baxter may have to change the system which hindered Chiefs' attacking play against the Urban Warriors, where AmaKhosi played three centre-backs and struggled to dominate an inexperienced Ajax outfit.

AmaKhosi will welcome back William Katsande into their ranks after the defender served his one-match ban on Tuesday, but the side's star striker Knowledge Musona is only set to return in six weeks time.

Bidvest Wits have been in solid form over the last few weeks, putting together two impressive performances in order to defeat Pretoria University and Free State Stars.

The results have pushed Gavin Hunt's side up the standings, with the Clever Boys sitting two points below league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

A victory for Wits could see them end the weekend on the summit of the PSL, if Mamelodi Sundowns are unable to defeat AmaTuks on Saturday.

Hunt will be without striker Calvin Kadi for the the all-important match, after the player received his marching orders against Pretoria University.

The match will be covered LIVE on Goal South Africa, with commentary starting at 19:45 on Saturday night.
 
  DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Chiefs were unbeaten against Wits last season, defeating the Clever Boys 3-1 away from home and securing a 1-1 draw in the return fixture.
  • Bernard Parker remains AmaKhosi's top scorer with four goals this season.
  • Robin Ngalande and Getaneh Kebede have been Wits' most prolific scorers with two goals apiece this season.
  • Chiefs have won 13 of the last 21 matches between the sides, with Wits recording a mere five wins while there have been three draws.

Players to watch

G. Lebese

Position: Midfielder

Games: 14

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B. Mwaruwari

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Kaizer Chiefs

BV Wits

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Kaizer Chiefs FC KZC
Kaizer Chiefs FC Kaizer Chiefs
Draw
BV Wits BVW
BV Wits BV Wits
100%

Top 3 Predictions

Kaizer Chiefs FC KZC
3 - 1
BV Wits BVW
Kaizer Chiefs FC KZC
2 - 0
BV Wits BVW
Kaizer Chiefs FC KZC
3 - 0
BV Wits BVW

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