Wits play host to confident Leopards

Bidvest Wits will go in search of their first Absa Premiership win of the new season when they host Black Leopards at Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday, 22 August 2012.

Wits got their league campaign off to a losing start when they went down 2-0 away to Free State Stars on the opening weekend.

The defeat leaves them placed 15th on the league standings after the first round of matches.

The Clever Boys will be targeting an improvement on their home form as compared to last season when they managed just four wins and 17 points from 15 matches.

Leopards began their league season with a 3-2 home victory over Bloemfontein Celtic.

They are placed fourth on the league standings after the first round of matches.

Lidoda Duvha won just three of their 15 away matches last season, claiming 14 points.

In head-to-head stats, Wits and Leopards have met in 14 league matches since 2001/02.

The Johannesburg team has traditionally dominated the fixture, claiming seven wins compared to the Limpopo side’s four.

Wits’ advantage is even more marked in home fixtures, with five wins from seven matches and just one defeat suffered.

The Clever Boys took four points off Lidoda Duvha in last season’s two league fixtures, winning 2-1 in Limpopo and drawing 0-0 in the return game in Gauteng.

Kick-off is at 19h30.