Usuthu await Celtic test


AmaZulu will look to secure maximum points at home when they host Bloemfontein Celtic in an Absa Premiership encounter at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday night at 19h30.

Usuthu collected their second point of the campaign in their last outing when they played to a 1-1 draw against Orlando Pirates away from home.

Craig Rosslee’s side claimed their first point when they were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Ajax Cape Town.

The Durban side will look to open their scoring account at home and also come away with all three points before playing three consecutive league matches on the road against Mamelodi Sundowns, Polokwane City and Bidvest Wits.

Usuthu are placed 15th on the Absa Premiership log with two points from three matches.

Celtic suffered their first league defeat of the season when they were beaten 1-0 at Kaizer Chiefs in their first away match.

Their next three league opponents are Platinum Stars (away), Mamelodi Sundowns (home) and SuperSport United (away).

Phunya Sele Sele are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with two points from three matches.

In head-to-head stats, AmaZulu and Celtic have met in 46 league matches since 1985.

Phunya Sele Sele have 17 wins compared to 12 for Usuthu, while 17 matches have been drawn.

AmaZulu have won 10 of their 22 home matches against Celtic down the years, suffering five defeats in the process.

Last season the teams played to successive draws: 1-1 in Durban and 0-0 in Bloemfontein.

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