Sundowns will play host to Bloem Celtic, as both teams continue to fight for the top eight spot. The match is at the Pilditch Stadium on Saturday night
Mamelodi Sundowns will continue their battle for the top eight finish when they host Bloem Celtic at the Pilditch Stadium on Saturday night.
The Brazilians have had a tough season so far and they have failed to win convincingly this season. They have also been shy in front of goal, as they have rarely scored more than just a goal in a match.
Bloem Celtic are blowing hot and cold this season, but they have done well to be amongst the top eight teams for the better part of the season.
However, their recent slump of only one win from their last six PSL matches, has seen them dropping to the bottom half of the table and they will need to be cautious against a desperate Sundowns side.
Coach Pitso Mosimane has clearly been frustrated by his team's results of late, but he believes that his play lack confidence and that could cost them maximum points as they face a very motivated Celtic side.
The Brazilians still remember their heartbreaking Telkom Knockout Cup final when Celtic walked away with the trophy at the hands of Sundowns and Mosimane was hired a few days later.
Joel Mogorosi is expected to continue with his fine form, but he will have to face a tough challenge from Alje Schut who has been a rock to the Sundowns defence this season.
Sundowns will go into this match 11th on the log with 29 points from 25 games while Celtic occupy the 9th spot with 34 from 26 games.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Sundowns have not lost to Celtic in a league match since 2006.
- Bloem Celtic have won only one of their last six PSL games.
- In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and Celtic have met 17 times since 2004, with 11 wins for Sundowns and just one for Phunya Sele Sele while five matches were drawn.
- Celtic have not beaten Sundowns at home in over 10 seasons.
- Sundowns beat Celtic 1-0 in the reverse fixture, thanks to Richard Henyekane’s 35th minute strike.