Billiat: History won't do us justice


The Tshwane Derby is set for round two in the space of just six days, after the two sides clashed at the opposite side of town last Thursday.

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The Brazilians may feel they come into tonight's tie with a psychological edge, having come out 5-0 victors last week and holding a four-year unbeaten run in the league against Matsatsantsa.

However, Billiat insists they will not be relying on their previous results as they look to secure points in order to maintain their title defence, with 27 points still to play for this season.

"We would like to say we are well motivated because of the history, but right now history won't do us justice," said Billiat.

"We can't risk going into the game and thinking about the history and then come out sad. We really need to push very hard and forget that we had beaten them [SuperSport] before.

"We're just going there wanting to win like we have never won them before."

Stuart Baxter's side come into the clash on the back of their own 5-0 thrashing of Liberian side Barrack Young Controllers, which saw them advance to the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup with a 5-1 aggregate score.

Downs, meanwhile, bagged their second win on the trot, edging Free State Stars 1-0 in their league clash at the James Motlatsi Stadim on Sunday.

Kick-off time in Atteridgeville is set for 19h30.