Usuthu look to bounce back against Sundowns


AmaZulu will look to bounce back from defeat in the Absa Premiership when they visit Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Stadium on Sunday afternoon at 3pm.

Usuthu are still searching for the first win of the season having started the campaign with two draws and two losses, including Wednesday’s 2-0 loss to Bloemfontein Celtic.

Craig Rosslee’s men are placed 16th on the table with two points from four points and will aim to collect more points on the road.

After the trip to Tshwane, Usuthu will also travel to Polokwane City, Bidvest Wits before returning home to host Chippa United.

Sundowns will also be looking to redeem themselves after suffering a 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Orlando Pirates on Wednesday evening.

The Tshwane side has not won at home this season, claiming one point from a possible six.

Their next three league opponents are Bloemfontein Celtic, Polokwane City (both away) and Bidvest Wits (home).

The Brazilians are placed 12th on the Absa Premiership with four points from as many matches.

In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and AmaZulu have met in 51 league matches since 1985.

The Brazilians have 33 wins compared to six for Usuthu, while 12 matches have been drawn.

Sundowns have won 15 of their 25 home matches against AmaZulu, suffering four defeats in the process.

Last season Sundowns completed a double over AmaZulu, winning 7-1 at home and 2-0 away, a record that should motivate Usuthu ahead of Sunday’s encounter.

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