Usuthu eye KZN Derby win over Arrows


AmaZulu FC will face their KwaZulu-Natal rivals Lamontville Golden Arrows in the DStv Premiership match at the Kings Park Stadium on Wednesday.

Kick-off is at 17h30.

Usuthu were held to a 1-1 draw by Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila in their previous league game which was played in Thohoyandou on December 5.

Luvoyo Memela continued his impressive form for the KwaZulu-Natal giants as the playmaker netted his fourth goal of the season.

AmaZulu have claimed five points from three home matches this season, with their last result as hosts a 1-1 draw with Cape Town City in late November.

Meanwhile, Arrows come into the game on the back of a fifth draw of the season, having been held to a 1-1 draw by Swallows FC in Durban on December 5.

A goal from attacking midfielder Nduduzo Sibiya ensured Abafana Bes’thende claimed a share of the spoils.

Arrows have claimed three points from as many away matches this season, drawing on the road against Bloemfontein Celtic, Baroka FC and TS Galaxy.

In head-to-head stats, Arrows and AmaZulu have met in 26 league matches since 2001/02.

Usuthu have claimed 11 wins compared to 10 for Abafana Bes’thende, while five games have been drawn.

AmaZulu has recorded six wins, three draws and four defeats from 13 matches as hosts in this rivalry.

Last season, the two teams drew a 1-1 at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in the first round league clash, before Arrows secured a 2-1 win at Kings Park Stadium in the second round match.

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