Free State Stars vs University of Pretoria preview

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Competition: South Africa Gladafrica Championship
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 13:30 (UTC)
Venue: Goble Park Stadium (20000 seats)

There's been 14 days and nights since Free State Stars played against Hungry Lions and the score was 0-1. What happens vs University of Pretoria?

Insights:
  • Free State Stars have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • University of Pretoria is in the best form (3-3-0)

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Free State Stars form and stats

The story so far in the Gladafrica Championship for Free State Stars at their home stadium (Goble Park Stadium) is 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat.

State haven't scored a league goal since they found the net 235 minutes ago. M. Sekola scored that one.

State are hoping to put things right at home after a defeat in their previous match, the score 0-1 away versus Hungry Lions.

In the match before that, Free State Stars hosted Ajax Cape Town and drew the game 0-0.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for State here at Goble Park Stadium in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (3 from 4 games). State have showed great defending skills in these home games, allowing the opposition to score only 2 goals.

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University of Pretoria form and stats

0 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. That’s the product of University of Pretoria playing as the away team in the Gladafrica Championship this season. It's three draws from Pretoria's last three away games, a decent catch but one that could be so much better.

The supporters enjoyed University of Pretoria's previous game versus Platinum City Rovers (placed 3rd), a Gladafrica Championship 4-1 win played at home.

A 0-0 draw at Black Leopards's stadium before that.

Goals are few and far between in University of Pretoria's away league games. Only 1 goal from 4 travels. The University of Pretoria defense is a tough nut to crack, having conceded less than half a goal per away game on average (2 goals in 4 games).

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: four - five - one (State wins - draws - University of Pretoria wins). As for goals, two matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), eight had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Free State StarsM. Sekola
M. Sekola
3 goals
University of PretoriaL. Phewa
L. Phewa
3 goals
StateM. Nkewana
M. Nkewana
1 goals

Free State Stars missing players

University of Pretoria missing players

Free State Stars University of Pretoria
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
7 4 1 Played P 1 4 7
3 2 0 Won W 0 0 3
2 1 0 Drew D 1 3 3
2 1 1 Lost L 0 1 1
4 3 0 Scored S 0 1 9
3 2 1 Conceded C 0 2 5
71% 75% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 50% 71%
14% 25% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 25% 43%
14% 25% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 29%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 29%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 29%
14% 25% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 25% 43%
57% 50% 0% Clean Sheets C S 100% 50% 43%
57% 50% 100% Failed to Score F T 100% 75% 43%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 0
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
0 0 0 Shots (avg) S ( 0 0 0
0 0 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
Key stats in Gladafrica Championship this season:
  • Free State Stars have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Free State Stars have scored at least twice as many goals at home as University of Pretoria have scored away.
  • University of Pretoria have scored more than double the goals of Free State Stars.
  • University of Pretoria have yet to win a game away.
  • University of Pretoria is in the best form (3-3-0)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Polokwane City 7 4 2 1 12 5 3 3 0 0 7 0 4 1 2 1 5 5 7 14
2 Hungry Lions 7 3 4 0 8 5 4 2 2 0 4 2 3 1 2 0 4 3 3 13
3 Platinum City Rovers 7 4 1 2 8 9 3 2 0 1 5 5 4 2 1 1 3 4 -1 13
4 University of Pretoria 7 3 3 1 9 5 3 3 0 0 8 3 4 0 3 1 1 2 4 12
5 JDR Stars 7 4 0 3 11 8 5 3 0 2 7 4 2 1 0 1 4 4 3 12
6 Free State Stars 7 3 2 2 4 3 4 2 1 1 3 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 11
7 Venda FC 7 2 4 1 3 2 4 2 2 0 2 0 3 0 2 1 1 2 1 10
8 Uthongathi 7 2 3 2 4 4 3 1 1 1 2 2 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 9
9 Cape Town All Stars 7 2 2 3 8 10 3 1 2 0 4 3 4 1 0 3 4 7 -2 8
10 Richards Bay 7 2 2 3 6 8 4 1 2 1 5 3 3 1 0 2 1 5 -2 8
11 TS Sporting 7 2 2 3 6 8 3 1 2 0 2 1 4 1 0 3 4 7 -2 8
12 TTM 7 2 2 3 5 9 3 1 2 0 4 2 4 1 0 3 1 7 -4 8
12 Real Kings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Pretoria Callies 7 2 1 4 6 7 3 0 0 3 2 5 4 2 1 1 4 2 -1 7
14 Black Leopards 7 1 4 2 5 6 3 0 2 1 1 2 4 1 2 1 4 4 -1 7
15 Ajax Cape Town 7 1 4 2 3 4 4 1 2 1 3 2 3 0 2 1 0 2 -1 7
16 Jomo Cosmos 7 0 2 5 2 7 4 0 1 3 1 4 3 0 1 2 1 3 -5 2