Usuthu look to bounce back against Wits


AmaZulu FC will be targeting a win when they host Bidvest Wits in an Absa Premiership match at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 20h15.

Usuthu were beaten 2-1 by their KwaZulu-Natal rivals Maritzburg United at the Harry Gwala Stadium on March 1.

AmaZulu have claimed 20 points from 11 home matches this season, with their last result as hosts a 1-0 win over Cape Town City on February 9.

Meanwhile, Wits have gone three league matches without a win and suffered their sixth defeat of the season when they were beaten 3-2 at home by Cape Town City on March 2.

The Johannesburg side has won just once in their last six outings.

The Clever Boys have claimed 21 points from 10 away matches this season, with their last result on the road a 2-1 defeat at Highlands Park on February 9.

In head-to-head stats, AmaZulu and Wits have met in 56 league matches since 1985.

The Clever Boys have claimed 22 wins compared to 14 for Usuthu, while 20 matches have been drawn.

The Durban side has won nine of 27 home matches against their Johannesburg counterparts, suffering six defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, at Bidvest Stadium in August 2018, Wits claimed a 3-0 home win thanks to goals from Gift Motupa, Mxolisi Machupu and Simon Murray.

The clubs’ last four league meetings have produced 15 goals.

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