Usuthu eye home over Pirates


AmaZulu FC will welcome Orlando Pirates in an Absa Premiership match at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban on Saturday.

Kick-off at 20h15.

Usuthu have gone four league matches without a win and their most recent outing was a goalless stalemate at home to provincial rivals Maritzburg United on October 2.

Usuthu are unbeaten at home this season, with two draws and two victories (over Baroka FC and Free State Stars in the opening weeks of the 2018/19 campaign) from their four games as hosts.

AmaZulu striker Bonginkosi Ntuli, who is one of the most lethal strikers in the country, will be looking to inspire Cavin Johnson’s side to victory against Pirates.

Meanwhile, Pirates extended their unbeaten run in the league to five matches, but will have been disappointed to draw 0-0 at home to Golden Arrows on October 3.

The Buccaneers have picked up nine points from their four away matches this season. Their last result on the road was a 2-1 win at Baroka FC in September.

Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic will look to attacking midfielder Vincent Pule, who has been in good form this season.

In head-to-head stats, Pirates and AmaZulu have met in 55 league matches since 1985.

The Buccaneers have claimed 24 wins compared to 10 for Usuthu, while 21 matches have been drawn.

The Durban side has claimed six wins from 28 home league matches against the Soweto side, suffering nine defeats in the process.

Last season, Pirates took four points off AmaZulu, with the teams playing out a 1-1 draw in Soweto in the first half of the campaign.

Before the Buccaneers won 2-1 in Durban in the return game.

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One comment on “Usuthu eye home over Pirates
  1. A.T. Mlenzana says:

    Kindly advise Mr Johnson to use Mbatha as Stopper because we have conceded lot of goals past Josephs. Mbatha is a very thoughtful Keeper who knows to position himself.

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