Usuthu geared up for Celtic


AmaZulu will look to bounce back to winning ways in the Absa Premiership when they host Bloemfontein Celtic at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday, 17 April 2013, kick-off at 19h30.


Usuthu saw their bright run of seven league matches without a loss coming to an end in their last league match when they were beaten 3-1 away to University of Pretoria.


Craig Rosslee’s men will also be looking to improve their home record which currently consists of three wins, five draws and three defeats in 11 matches.


AmaZulu are placed 13th on the Absa Premiership log with 25 points from 24 matches and will be looking for maximum points to move further away from the relegation zone.


Celtic on the other hand have now gone four league matches without a win with their last league outing ending in a 1-1 home draw against Maritzburg United.


The Bloemfontein side has recorded seven wins, two draws and three losses from 12 home matches this season.


Phunya Sele Sele are placed 10th on the Absa Premiership log with 31 points from 24 matches.


In head-to-head stats, AmaZulu and Celtic have met in 43 league matches since 1985.


Phunya Sele Sele have 17 wins compared to 11 for Usuthu, while 15 matches have been drawn.


AmaZulu have won nine of their 20 home matches against Celtic, suffering five defeats in the process.


When the teams met earlier this season in Bloemfontein, Celtic won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Lerato Manzini, a result that Rosslee’s side are determined to overturn.


Usuthu will be boosted by the return of attacking midfielder Andile Khumalo, who recently recovered from illness, but will be without the injured Carlington Nyadombo and Marc Van Heerden.


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