Baroka FC and Black Leopards will meet for a key derby in the Absa Premiership relegation battle at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday 7 March 2020, kick-off at 15h30.
Baroka suffered a third straight loss in the league (and a fourth from their last five matches) when they were beaten 2-1 at Bloemfontein Celtic on March 1. Bakgaga have taken just 10 points from 12 home matches in the 2019/20 campaign thus far.
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Leopards suffered a second straight league defeat (and a third from their last four matches) when they went down 2-1 away to Limpopo rivals Polokwane City on March 1. Lidoda Duvha have claimed just five points from 10 matches on the road this season.
In head-to-head stats, Leopards and Baroka have met in three top-flight league matches since the 2018/19 season. Lidoda Duvha have claimed two wins compared to one for Bakgaga, with the latter team having lost their only previous home match in the rivalry 1-2.
When the teams met earlier this season, at Thohoyandou Stadium in September 2019, Baroka claimed a 2-0 away win thanks to goals from Phelelani Shozi and Tshediso Patjie.
Baroka’s line-up from their 2-1 loss to Bloemfontein Celtic on March 1: Chipezeze, Sampson, Farmer, Gebhardt, Phiri, Kambala, Mosele (Chivaviro 81′), Ngubane (Mgaga 86′), Mahangwahaya, Masiya (Patjie 70′), Makgopa.
Leopards’ line-up from their 2-1 loss to Polokwane on March 1: Muleka, Matlaba, Masia, Gyimah, Mudau, Ndawonde (Ndlovu 72′), Abubakar, Bereng, Ngele (Khutlang 86′), Musonda, Kapinga (Ng’ambi 81′).