SuperSport target revenge in Tshwane derby

SuperSport target revenge in Tshwane derby
Percy Tau of Mamelodi Sundowns tackled by Reyaad Pieterse of Supersport United during the 2017 Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Supersport United at the Loftus Stadium, South Africa on 13 April 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Apr 18, 2017. 10:30

SuperSport United will target revenge against Mamelodi Sundowns when the teams meet in an Absa Premiership match at Lucas Moripe Stadium on 19 April 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

SuperSport suffered a second successive league loss when they were beaten 5-0 at Sundowns on April 13.

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

Matsatsantsa are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 37 points from 22 matches.

Sundowns claimed a second successive league win when they beat Free State Stars 1-0 away on April 16.

The Tshwane side has claimed 17 points from 10 away matches this season.

The Brazilians are placed fourth on the Absa Premiership log with 41 points from 21 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and SuperSport have met in 51 league matches since 1990.

The Brazilians have claimed 26 wins compared to 14 for Matsatsantsa, while 11 matches have been drawn.

SuperSport have won five of their 25 home league matches against Sundowns, suffering 14 defeats in the process.

When the teams met just last week, the Brazilians claimed a massive 5-0 home win at Loftus Versfeld.

‘Downs have won the last six successive league matches against United by an aggregate score of 17-2.

SuperSport’s line-up from their 5-0 loss to Sundowns: Pieterse, Boxall, Daniels, Gould, Bhasera, Furman, Letsholonyane, Phala (Modiba 46'), Masango (Mokoena 46'), Brockie (Lakay 82'), Nkhatha.

Sundowns’ line-up from their 1-0 win over Stars: Onyango, Nascimento, Madisha, Langerman, Morena (Ngcongca 52'), Kekana, Mohomi, T.Zwane (Khumalo 84'), Mashaba (Laffor 50'), Tau, Billiat.

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