Usuthu hunts Leopards at home


AmaZulu will aim to bounce back to winning ways when they meet Black Leopards in an Absa Premiership encounter at Princess Magogo Stadium on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, kick-off at 19h30.


Usuthu suffered a narrow defeat on the road this weekend, going down 2-1 to Free State Stars in Bethlehem, and will look mark their return to Kwa-Mashu with a positive result.


Craig Rosslee’s men are unbeaten at home in the league since November last year and their overall home figures for the season consist of four wins, six draws and three defeats from their 13 matches so far.


AmaZulu have also been solid at the back when playing in their backyard, conceding just one goal in the last six matches, which came during the 1-1 draw against defending champions Orlando Pirates.


Usuthu are placed 12th on the Absa Premiership log with 29 points from 27 matches.


Leopards will be tough opponents despite suffering their fourth loss from their last five league matches, going down 3-1 to the University of Pretoria on the weekend.


The Limpopo side has recorded just two wins away from home this season, suffering six defeats from 12 matches in the process.


Lidoda Duvha are placed 15th on the Absa Premiership log with 23 points from 26 matches and will also go all out for points as they look to move away from the relegation zone.


In head-to-head stats, AmaZulu and Leopards have met in 11 league matches since 2001/02.


Both sides have claimed five wins against the other, while there has been just one draw.


AmaZulu have won three of their five home matches against Leopards, suffering two defeats in the process.


When the teams met earlier this season in the Limpopo province, they played out a 1-1 draw in what was Rosslee’s first match in charge of the club.


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