Usuthu eye second successive against Wits


Mabhuti Khenyeza and Siyabonga Nomvethe of AmaZulu during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 AmaZulu training session at Moses Mabhida Outer Fields, Durban on 15 August 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

AmaZulu FC will travel to the Bidvest Stadium where they are scheduled to take on Bidvest Wits in an Absa Premiership match on Wednesday.

Kick-off at 19h30 CAT.

Usuthu picked up their second win from their first three league matches when they defeated Free State Stars 2-1 at the King Zwelithini Stadium almost two weeks ago.

The Durban giants scored the decisive goal late in the game through Mhlengi Cele.

Usuthu’s only away game so far this season brought them a 1-0 defeat at the hands of SuperSport United on August 8.

AmaZulu head coach Cavin Johnson will look to Emiliano Tade, who netted his first goal for the team against Stars.

Meanwhile, Wits suffered their first loss when they were beaten 1-0 by SuperSport United at the Bidvest Stadium almost two weeks ago.

The Clever Boys had claimed three successive wins at the start of the season, before facing SuperSport.

They have claimed three points from their two home matches so far in the current 2018/19 season.

Wits head coach Gavin Hunt will hope for a return to the form which brought them a win over Free State Stars as hosts on the opening weekend of the season.

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

The Clever Boys have claimed 21 wins compared to 14 for Usuthu, while 20 matches have been drawn.

The Johannesburg side has won 15 of 28 home matches against their Durban counterparts, suffering five defeats in the process.

Last season, AmaZulu claimed an emphatic 3-0 home win over Wits in the first half of the season.

However, the return game in Johannesburg saw the Clever Boys triumph 3-2.

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