Preview: Sundowns vs AmaZulu

Mamelodi Sundowns

Kick-off is at 7.30pm.

Sundowns picked up a third win of the season when they beat Bidvest Wits 2-1 at home in their last League outing.

The Tshwane side have picked up four points from their two home matches so far.

Their next three League opponents are Polokwane City (away), Free State Stars (home) and University of Pretoria (away).

The Brazilians are placed second on the Premiership log with 11 points from five matches.

AmaZulu are unbeaten in their last four League matches, though they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by SuperSport United in their last outing.

The Durban side are unbeaten away from home this season, having claimed seven points from a possible nine.

Their next three League opponents are Maritzburg United (home), Polokwane City (away) and Bloemfontein Celtic (home).

Usuthu are placed fourth on the Premiership log with 11 points from six matches.

In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and AmaZulu have met in 49 League matches since 1985.

The Brazilians have recorded 31 wins compared to just six for Usuthu. 12 matches have ended in draws.

Downs have won 14 of their 24 home matches against AmaZulu, though their last such victory was in the 2009/10 season.

Last season the teams played to draws in both of their League encounters: 1-1 in Gauteng and 0-0 in KwaZulu-Natal.

Sunowns’ line-up from their 2-1 win over Wits: Mweene, Moon, Schut (Sumaila 77), Arendse, Langerman, Billiat, Kekana (Shongwe 67), Zungu, Wome (Khumalo 46), Billiat, Mashego, Malajila.

AmaZulu’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with SuperSport: Kapini, Horaeb, Teyise, Nyadombo, Van Heerden, Madondo, G Dlamini (Nsele 88), Manqana, Mthiyane, A. Dlamini, Ndulula (Ngcobo 69).

 

Last 10 League meetings

Season            Result                                     Scorers

 

2008/09        Sundowns 3-0 AmaZulu       Mphela, Monterio, Mbesuma

2008/09        AmaZulu 1-2 Sundowns       Ngwenya; Moriri (pen), Sibisi

2009/10        Sundowns 2-0 AmaZulu       Zothwane 2

2009/10        AmaZulu 0-3 Sundowns       Mphela 2 (1 pen), Mokoena

2010/11        Sundowns 2-3 AmaZulu       Mphela (pen), Mutizwa; Majoro 2, Shipahu

2010/11        AmaZulu 1-1 Sundowns       Hadebe; Mphela

2011/12        Sundowns 0-0 AmaZulu

2011/12        AmaZulu 0-1 Sundowns       Mokoro (og)

2012/13        Sundowns 1-1 AmaZulu       Laffor; Khumalo

2012/13        AmaZulu 0-0 Sundowns

 

Head-to-Head

(League only, since 1985)

 

Home                                     

                        P          W        D         L          GF        GA

Sundowns      24       14       6          4          48       21

AmaZulu         25       2          6          17       12       41

 

Away

                        P          W        D         L          GF        GA

Sundowns      25       17       6          2          41       12

AmaZulu         24       4          6          14       21       48

 

Total  

                        P          W        D         L          GF        GA

Sundowns      49       31       12       6          89       33

AmaZulu         49       6          12       31       33       89

 

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