Usuthu look to extend winning run against Leopards


Thembela Sikhakhane

AmaZulu FC will travel to the Thohoyandou Stadium where they are scheduled to face Black Leopards in an Absa Premiership match on Saturday, 15 December 2018.

Kick-off at 15h30.

Usuthu racked up a third successive league win when they crushed high-flying Bloemfontein Celtic 3-0 at home on December 12.

Emiliano Tade scored a brace to continue his excellent form in attack for the Durban side, while Siyabonga Nomvethe netted in stoppage time.

The KwaZulu-Natal giants have now claimed six points from as many away matches this season, with their last result on the road a 1-0 win over Chippa United in late November.

Cavin Johnson, the AmaZulu head coach, will look to in-form Argentine striker Tade, who has the ability to inspire the team to victory against Leopards.

Meanwhile, Leopards saw their winless run in the league extended to six matches after they held Maritzburg United 1-1 away from home on December 12.

The Limpopo side last won in the league in early October.

Lidoda Duvha have claimed seven points from six home matches this season, with their last result as hosts a 1-0 loss at the hands of Bidvest Wits earlier this month.

Dylan Kerr, the Leopards head coach, will be banking on Zambian striker Mwape Musonda, who scored against Maritzburg.

In head-to-head stats, Leopards and AmaZulu have met in 12 top-flight league matches since 2001/02.

Usuthu have claimed six wins compared to five for Lidoda Duvha, while just one match has been drawn.

The Limpopo side has claimed three wins from six matches as hosts in the rivalry, suffering two defeats in the process.

The teams last met in the 2013/13 season, with the match in Limpopo ending in a 1-1 draw before the return game in Durban saw AmaZulu rack up a 4-0 win.

Usuthu have scored nine goals from their last three top-flight matches against Lidoda Duvha.

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