Arrows look to bounce back against Ajax

Arrows look to bounce back against Ajax
Lerato Lamola of Golden Arrows challenged by Ben Motshwari of Bidvest Wits during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Bidvest Wits and Golden Arrows at Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg South Africa on the 11 April 2017 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Apr 14, 2017. 10:33

Golden Arrows will look to bounce back from a midweek defeat in the Absa Premiership when they host Ajax Cape Town at Prince Magogo Stadium on 15 April 2017, kick-off at 15h00.

Arrows suffered a second loss from their last three league matches when they were beaten 3-0 at Bidvest Wits on April 11.

The Durban side has claimed 18 points from 11 home matches this season.

Abafana Bes’thende are placed sixth on the Absa Premiership log with 30 points from 23 matches.

Ajax claimed their first win in any competition in 2017 when they defeated Highlands Park 1-0 at home on April 12.

The Cape Town side has claimed 10 points from 11 away matches this season.

The Urban Warriors are placed 11th on the Absa Premiership log with 25 points from 23 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Ajax and Arrows have met in 31 league matches since 2000/01.

The Urban Warriors have 12 wins compared to seven for Abafana Bes’thende, while 12 matches have been drawn.

Arrows have won six of their 15 home league matches against Ajax, suffering four defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, the Urban Warriors claimed a 1-0 home win in Cape Town.

Ajax are unbeaten in their last six league matches against Arrows.

Arrows’ line-up from their 3-0 loss to Wits: Gumede, Mazava, Bilankulu, Mngwengwe, Mathiane, Mahachi, Mthiyane, Sibiya (Phiri 61’), Sibeko (Msowoya 40’), Muitzwa (Ndwandwe 68’), Lamola.

Ajax’s line-up from their 1-0 win over Highlands: February, Isaacs, Pietersen, Coetzee, Lebusa, Mayambela, Graham, Kabwe (Lartey 78'), Mosadi, Mzwakali (Mokoena 52'), Nxumalo (Paulse 61').

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