Usuthu look to continue dominance over FS Stars


AmaZulu FC will travel to the Goble Park Stadium in an Absa Premiership match against Free State Stars on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 15h30.

Usuthu ended a losing streak and claimed a major scalp by defeating title hopefuls Bidvest Wits 2-0 at home on March 9, with goals from Bonginkosi Ntuli and Ovidy Karuru.

Usuthu have claimed nine points from 11 away matches this season, with their last result on the road a 2-1 loss at KwaZulu-Natal rivals Maritzburg United in early March

Meanwhile, Stars have gone three league matches without a win after they were beaten 1-0 at SuperSport United on Match 10. The Free State side remain just above the relegation zone.

Ea Lla Koto have claimed 13 points from 12 home matches this season, with their last result as hosts a 1-1 draw with Polokwane City earlier this month.

In head-to-head terms, AmaZulu and Stars have clashed in 50 league matches since 1986.

The Free State side has claimed 19 wins compared to 18 for the Durban club, while 13 matches have been drawn.

Ea Lla Koto have won 13 of their 25 home league matches in the rivalry, suffering six defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, at King Zwelithini Stadium in August 2018, AmaZulu claimed a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Emiliano Tade and Mhlengi Cele.

Usuthu are unbeaten in their last seven league matches against Stars.

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