Home record gives Ea Lla Koto the edge


Kick off is at 15h30.

Ea Lla Koto have the best record at home in the league, and it is their form at Goble Park in Bethlehem that sees them installed as outsiders for the championship.

They have played twice at home already this year, hammering Santos 4-1 and winning the Free State derby against Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0.

And Stars will be confident of another three points if Thanda’s recent form is anything to go by. Amabhubesi have lost three in a row after their shock triumph over Kaizer Chiefs on February 13 and are gradually slipping ever closer to the bottom two of Black Leopards and Jomo Cosmos.

Roger Palmgren’s team need a repeat of their 2-0 win over Stars from earlier in the season to regain some confidence in their bid to retain top flight status.

On that occasion, September 22 at the Absa Stadium in Durban, goals from Serge Djiehoua and Bernard Parker handed Thanda their first win of the league season.

LAST FIVE RESULTSStars:Date Opponent H/A Result23/02/08 Black Leopards A W 2-120/02/08 Bloemfontein Celtic H W 1-016/02/08 Golden Arrows A D 2-2 13/02/08 Santos H W 4-122/12/07 Mamelodi Sundowns H L 0-1

Thanda:24/02/08 Platinum Stars H L 1-220/02/08 Ajax Cape Town A L 0-316/02/08 SuperSport United HL 0-113/02/08 Kaizer Chiefs A W 1-022/12/07 Jomo Cosmos A W 2-1

Head-To-Head StatsLeague meetings since 2007/08Thanda 2 (Djiehoua, Parker) Stars 0