Usuthu aim for Celtic win


 

Fresh from a victory over AmaTuks, AmaZulu now travel to Bloemfontein Celtic and hope to continue winning when they clash in an Absa Premiership match at Free State Stadium on Sunday, 11 November 2012, kick-off at 15h30.

 

AmaZulu moved off the foot of the table for the first time this season with a 1-0 home win over University of Pretoria in midweek.

 

However, the Durban side has yet to win away from home this season, with one draw and three losses from four matches.

 

Usuthu are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with eight points from nine matches.

 

Celtic’s winless run in the league was extended to three games when they lost 2-1 away to Maritzburg United in midweek.

 

The Bloemfontein side has recorded three wins and one loss from their four home matches so far this season.

 

Phunya Sele Sele are placed 10th on the Absa Premiership log with 10 points from nine matches.

 

In head-to-head stats, Celtic and AmaZulu have met in 42 league matches since 1985.

 

Phunya Sele Sele have claimed 16 wins compared to 11 for Usuthu, while there have been 15 draws.

 

Celtic have a strong home record against AmaZulu, with 11 wins, nine draws and just two losses from 22 matches.

 

Last season Usuthu took four points off the Free State team, winning 2-0 at home and drawing 1-1 away.

 

Celtic’s line-up from their 2-1 loss to Maritzburg:

Tignyemb, Mzava, Isaacs, Nthethe, Mahoa, Mogorosi, Arwuah, Nyanda (Nontshinga 67′), Motshegwa (Madubanya 64′), Manzini (Lakay 80′), Bacela

AmaZulu’s line-up from their 1-0 win over Tuks:

Zikalala, Mokoro, Van Heerden, Teyise, Cele, Madondo (Kgatla 58′), Senamela, Vilane, Hlela (Tshabangu 77′), Dlamini A, Vilakazi (Dlamini G 65′)

 

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