Log leaders SuperSport welcome Ajax

Log leaders SuperSport welcome Ajax
Jeremy Brockie of SuperSport United evades challenge from Rivaldo Coetzee of Ajax Cape Town (l) and Ndiviwe Mdabuka of Ajax Cape Town during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 football match between Ajax Cape Town and SuperSport United at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town on 29 October 2016 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Mar 03, 2017. 13:00

SuperSport United’s strong form in the Absa Premiership will be put to the test by Ajax Cape Town at Lucas Moripe Stadium on 4 March 2017, kick-off at 20h15.

SuperSport have gone 17 league matches without defeat and won four of their last five after defeating Highlands Park 1-0 away on February 25.

The Tshwane side has claimed 20 points from eight home matches this season.

Matsatsantsa are placed first on the Absa Premiership log with 35 points from 18 matches.

Ajax played to a second successive league draw when they were held 1-1 at home by Kaizer Chiefs on February 25.

The Cape Town side has claimed nine points from as many away matches this season.

The Urban Warriors are placed 11th on the Absa Premiership log with 20 points from 19 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Ajax and SuperSport have met in 35 league matches since 1999/2000.

Matsatsantsa have claimed 14 wins compared to 12 for the Urban Warriors, while nine matches have been drawn.

SuperSport have won eight of their 17 home league matches against Ajax, suffering six defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, Matsatsantsa claimed a 2-0 win in Cape Town.

The away team has emerged victorious in five of the last seven league meetings between these teams.

SuperSport’s line-up from their 1-0 win over Highlands: Pieterse, Boxall, Daniels, Gould, Bhasera, Furman, Letsholonyane, Masango, Mnyamane, Brockie, Nkhatha (Phala 45').

Ajax’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Chiefs: February, Lebusa, Lartey, Evans, Kabwe, Mdabuka, Mayambela (Nxumalo 87'), Mzwakali (Isaacs 66'), Mosadi, Paulse (Morris 76').

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