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SuperSport United v Bloemfontein Celtic

SuperSport United will no doubt hope to end their winless streak in 2019 when they face unpredictable Bloemfontein Celtic in Sunday afternoon's Premiership clash at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

SuperSport have suffered back-to-back defeats when they lost last time out 2-0 to Black Leopards. United have taken just five points from the previous 21 up for grabs.

However, Matsatsantsa have managed a respectable 13 points from seven home matches meaning they could take a glimmer of confidence from that statistic.

Meanwhile, Celtic, despite the financial troubles at the club, have taken four points from six in the New Year.

In addition, Siwelele continue to show their threat away from home as they have collected 13 points from eight away matches.

In their previous meeting in the first round in November last year, the sides drew 0-0. Nonetheless, SSU coach Kaitano Tembo has called for improvement from his men in every department.

He said: "I think we need to beef up in some areas. We have always had problems defensively. We can't really have an attacking play because defensively we have been very poor.

"We played well in patches [against Leopards], but we were not consistent enough. In terms of our possession, we didn't keep the ball for longer periods and they caught us on transition a lot of times.

"We lost the ball in critical areas and those are areas where we need to improve."

With that said, Celtic's Chabeli Motsamai expressed confidence in his charges, saying: "Since the beginning of the year we have done fairly well gaining four out of six points.

"Unfortunately we drew at home but the positive sign is that the team performed well. SuperSport is a tough nut to crack especially playing at their home turf."

Kick-off is at 15:30 in Atteridgeville in Pretoria.