AmaZulu will be looking to bounce back from a heavy midweek defeat in the Absa Premiership when they host regional rivals Maritzburg United at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Sunday, 27 October 2013, kick-off at 15h30.
Usuthu come into the match having lost 7-1 away to Mamelodi Sundowns in midweek and Craig Rosslee’s men will be aiming to turn it all around on the weekend.
The Durban side has recorded one win, one draw and one defeat from their three home matches so far this season.
Their next three league opponents are Polokwane City (away), Bloemfontein Celtic (home) and Free State Stars (away).
Usuthu are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 11 points from seven matches.
Maritzburg also lost in midweek, though they went down narrowly (1-0) at the hands of SuperSport United.
The Pietermaritzburg side has recorded one draw and two defeats from their three away matches so far this season.
Their next three league opponents are Bloemfontein Celtic (away), Platinum Stars (home) and Golden Arrows (away).
The Team of Choice is placed ninth on the Absa Premiership log with eight points from seven matches.
In head-to-head stats, AmaZulu and Maritzburg have met in 12 league matches since 2006/07.
The Team of Choice has dominated the rivalry, claiming six wins and suffering just one defeat.
AmaZulu have won just one of the six home matches they have had against United down the years, suffering three defeats in the process.
Last season the Pietermaritzburg team took four points off their Durban rivals, winning 2-0 at home and drawing 0-0 away.
AmaZulu’s line-up from their 7-1 loss to Sundowns:
Kapini, Horaeb, Van Heerden, Nyadombo, Teyise, G Dlamini, Mthiyane (Madubanya 36’), Madondo (Ndulula 50’), A Dlamini, Manqana, Ngcobo (Urikhob 76’).
Maritzburg’s line-up from their 1-0 loss to SuperSport: Walters, Matuka, Awal, Johannes (M. Booysen 25’), Morton, De Jongh, Evans, Sarfo Gyamfi (Smeekes 65’), Sheppard, Sekotlong (Buckley 72’), Yakubu.