Tuks ready for Bucs challenge

Tuks ready for Bucs challenge
Erwin Isaacs of Ajax Cape Town challenges Sifiso Myeni of Orlando Pirates during the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Ajax Cape Town on 03 February 2016 at Orlando Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Feb 04, 2016. 17:00

University of Pretoria will target a positive result against Orlando Pirates when the teams meet in the Absa Premiership at Tuks Stadium on 6 February 2016, kick-off at 20h15.

Tuks played to their first draw of 2016 when they were held 2-2 at home by Free State Stars on February 3.

The Tshwane side has claimed 10 points from nine home matches this season.

AmaTuks are placed 15th on the Absa Premiership log with 13 points from 17 matches.

Pirates ended a run of three matches without a win when they beat Ajax Cape Town 2-1 at home on February 3.

The Soweto giants have claimed eight points from as many away matches this season.

The Buccaneers are placed 12th on the Absa Premiership with 20 points from 16 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Pirates and Tuks have met in seven league matches since 2012/13.

The Buccaneers have three wins compared to one for AmaTuks, while three matches have been drawn.

The University side has won one of their three home matches against Pirates, suffering one defeat in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, Bucs claimed a 2-0 home win in Soweto.

The teams’ seven league meetings have produced just eight goals.

Tuks’ line-up from their 2-2 draw with Stars: Arubi, Ngubane, Mwedihanga, Mthethwa, Sibande, Ketjijere, Ntombayithethi, Mosadi (Mathosi 87'), Mnyamane, Nkoana (Kebede 70'), Bacela (Mosadi 87').

Pirates’ line-up from their 2-1 win over Ajax: Mhlongo, Nyauza, Mahamutsa (Gumede 46’), Gyimah, Matlaba, Ntshumayelo (Motupa 83’), Sarr, Rakhale, Myeni, Qalinge (Makola 31’), Gabuza.

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