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Cape Town City vs Mamelodi Sundowns key players, according to STATS

Posted: 2 February 2018 Time: 18:00

As Cape Town City prepare to host Mamelodi Sundowns in an Absa Premiership top-of-the-table clash at the Athlone Stadium, KickOff.com looks at a potential key men from either side.

With just four points separating the two outfits in first and second place respectively, a lot is at stake for both Sundowns and City as they look to go the distance in the title race.

A win for the hosts would cut the gap down to just a solitary point, while defeat could stretch The Brazilians’ lead to a massive seven points with 10 games to go.

City key player

Ayanda Patosi could be their most influential player this evening, with the attacker being the club’s joint-top goal scorer in the league, having tallied two goals in 12 appearances.

Additionally, Patosi has also registered the most assists for his side (3) thus far, and boasts the most number of shots on goal (33) amongst his teammates.

The former Lokeren winger is most threatening from outside of the box, managing an average of 2.88 shots from outside the box per 90 minutes – the highest in the league at present.

The 25-year-old may not be a prolific goal scorer, but his ability to put pick out his teammates in good shooting positions is second highest in the league, registering an average of 3.21 shot assists per 90 minutes.

Sundowns key player

According to the latest statistics, Sundowns best player this season is none other than forward Percy Tau, who is the club’s current top goal scorer with seven goals in 19 appearances, putting him at join-third in the league.

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Tau also has the league’s joint-highest number of assists (5) and is second-best when it comes to shots at goal (56) so far this season.

The 23-year-old has registered the most number of shots on target this season (22), making him the most accurate shooter in the league, with a shot accuracy of 39 percent.

Tau magnificently accounts for almost 40 percent of his team’s league goals, having scored or assisted a total of 12 of his side’s 31 goals so far this season, and thus boast the highest goal contribution of any player in the league.

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Article by: Chad Klate (@CKlatey)
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