Sundowns look for return to winning form

Sundowns look for return to winning form
Thapelo Morena of Mamelodi Sundowns challenged by Puleng Tlolane of Polokwane City during the Absa Premiership match between Polokwane City and Mamelodi Sundowns at Peter Mokab Stadium, November on the 02 November 2016 © Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Mar 13, 2017. 12:30

Mamelodi Sundowns will look to return to winning form in the Absa Premiership when they host Polokwane City at Loftus Versfeld on 14 March 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

Sundowns have gone two league matches without a win after losing 1-0 at Cape Town City on March 3.

The Tshwane side has claimed 19 points from eight home matches this season.

The Brazilians are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 33 points from 16 matches.

Polokwane played to a fifth successive draw in the league when they were held 0-0 at home by Baroka on March 5.

The Limpopo side has claimed 12 points from 11 away matches this season.

Rise and Shine are placed seventh on the Absa Premiership log with 26 points from 20 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and Polokwane have met in seven league matches since 2013/14.

The Brazilians have claimed five wins compared to one for Rise and Shine, while one match has been drawn.

Sundowns have an unbeaten record in home league matches against Polokwane, with two wins and one draw from three matches.

When the teams met earlier this season, the Brazilians claimed a 2-0 win in the Limpopo province.

Sundowns have scored 14 of the 16 goals produced in seven league matches between the teams.

Sundowns’ line-up from their 1-0 loss to CTC: Sandilands, Ngcongca, Soumahoro, Arendse, Langerman, Mohomi, Mabunda, Laffor (Castro 62'), Vilakazi (Morena 62'), Zwane (Modise 75'), Tau.

Polokwane’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with Baroka: Chigova, Semenya, Tshilo (Maponyane 60’), Tema, Hlongwane, J. Maluleke, Seabi, Manaka, Segolela, Jembula (Tlolane 75’), Ramagalela (Ndou 60’).

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