Sundowns, SuperSport set for Tshwane derby

Sundowns, SuperSport set for Tshwane derby
Thabo Mnyamane of Supersport United is challenged by Ricardo Nascimento of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Telkom Knockout Quarter Final match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Supersport United 05 November 2016 at Lucas Moripe Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Apr 12, 2017. 19:00

Tshwane derby rivals Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United will battle in an Absa Premiership match at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on 13 April 2017, kick-off at 18h00.

Sundowns have gone five league matches without a win after they were held 0-0 at home by Bloemfontein Celtic on April 5.

The Tshwane side has claimed 21 points from 10 home matches this season.

The Brazilians are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 35 points from 19 matches.

SuperSport suffered their first league defeat since the first round of the season when they were beaten 1-0 at home by Baroka FC on April 1.

The Tshwane side has claimed 16 points from 11 away matches this season.

Matsatsantsa are placed fourth on the Absa Premiership log with 37 points from 21 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and SuperSport have met in 50 league matches since 1990.

The Brazilians have claimed 25 wins compared to 14 for Matsatsantsa, while 11 matches have been drawn.

Sundowns have won 11 of their 25 home league matches against United, suffering nine defeats in the process.

Last season the Brazilians completed a league ‘double’ over SuperSport, winning 2-0 both home and away.

‘Downs have won the last five successive league matches against United by an aggregate score of 12-2.

Sundowns’ line-up from their 0-0 draw with Celtic: Mweene, Morena, Soumahoro, Nascimento, Langerman, Mabunda (Modise 45+2’), Kekana, Billiat, T. Zwane (Zakri 84’), Tau, Castro (Laffor 72’).

SuperSport’s line-up from their 1-0 loss to Baroka: Pieterse, Daniels, Bhasera, Gould, Boxall (Morton 67'), Letsholonyane, Masango (Mashamaite 67'), Furman, Nkhatha, Brockie (Phala 75'), Mnyamane.

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