Arrows take aim at Cosmos

Arrows take aim at Cosmos
Luyolo Nomandela of Jomo Cosmos during the Absa Premiership match between Jomo Cosmos and University of Pretoria on 01 May 2016 at Olen Park Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Tuesday May 10, 2016. 10:50

Golden Arrows will look to continue their strong form in the Absa Premiership when they host Jomo Cosmos at Princess Magogo Stadium on 11 May 2016, kick-off at 19h30.

Arrows have gone four league matches without defeat after holding Chippa United go a goalless draw away from home on May 7.

The Durban side has claimed 18 points from 14 home matches this season.

Abafana Bes’thende are placed ninth on the Absa Premiership log with 37 points from 28 matches.

Cosmos extended their unbeaten run in the league to three matches with a 2-2 draw away to Ajax Cape Town on May 4.

The Potchefstroom-based side has claimed six points from 14 away matches this season.

Ezenkosi are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with 25 points from 28 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Cosmos and Arrows have met in 21 top flight league matches since 2000/01.

Abafana Bes’thende have dominated the rivalry, claiming 12 wins compared to two for Ezenkosi, while seven matches have been drawn.

Arrows have an unbeaten home record against Cosmos, with seven wins and three draws from 10 matches as hosts.

When the teams met earlier this season they played to a goalless stalemate in Potchefstroom.

Cosmos’ last top flight league win against Arrows was a 1-0 triumph back in the 2003/04 season.

Arrows’ line-up from their 0-0 draw with Chippa: Mbaevu, Mgwengwe, Bilankulu, Mathiane, S. Dube, Hlongwane (S. Dlamini 60’), Shitolo, Mahachi, B. Cele (Molefe 67’), Sibeko (Sikhakhane 82’), Mhango.

Cosmos’ line-up from their 2-2 draw with Ajax: Naicker, Nsabiyumva, Jampies, Zulu, Machupu (Mukamba 79'), Monare, Mntambo, Kumalo, Makobela, Mngomezulu, M. Sono (Madonsela 79').

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