PREVIEW: AmaZulu vs Moroka Swallows


Usuthu started their campaign with a great 1-0 win away to Orlando Pirates, and beat Ajax Cape Town 2-1 in their last match to sit fifth on the log with six points.

Swallows beat Mpumalanga Black Aces 3-2 in their most recent league outing courtesy of Edward Manqele’s hat-trick, and also defeated University of Pretoria in their season-opener. Couple with a 1-1 draw against Kaizer Chiefs, it leaves them in third place.

In head-to-head stats, AmaZulu and Swallows have met in 48 League matches since 1985. The Birds have claimed 18 wins compared to 13 for Usuthu, while 17 matches have been drawn.

Last season AmaZulu did a league ‘double’ over the Birds, winning 2-1 in both Durban and Soweto.

Last 10 league meetings
2008/09: AmaZulu 1-2 Swallows (Ritson; Shivambu 2); Swallows 0-1 AmaZulu (Ritson)

2009/10: AmaZulu 2-1 Swallows (Ariweriyai, Sikhakhane; Shivambu); Swallows 0-4 AmaZulu (A Dlamini 3, Ngxabi)

2010/11: AmaZulu 2-2 Swallows (A Dlamini, Bishop; Nomvete, Ncaca); Swallows 0-4 AmaZulu (Zhuwawo, Majoro, A Dlamini 2)

2011/12: AmaZulu 0-1 Swallows (Hendricks); Swallows 1-1 AmaZulu (Nomvete; G Dlamini)

2012/13: AmaZulu 2-1 Swallows (A Dlamini, Mshengu; Mathebula); Swallows 1-2 AmaZulu (Chenene; Bhengu, Malongoane)