In-form Sundowns welcome Ajax

In-form Sundowns welcome Ajax
Travis Graham of Ajax Cape Town evades challenge from Sibusiso Vilakazi of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 football match between Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi Sundowns at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town on 30 November 2016 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Apr 24, 2017. 09:30

Mamelodi Sundowns will look to continue their winning form in the Absa Premiership when they host Ajax Cape Town at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on 25 April 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

Sundowns claimed a third successive win when they defeated SuperSport United 1-0 away on April 19.

The Tshwane side has claimed 24 points from 11 home matches this season.

The Brazilians are placed fourth on the Absa Premiership log with 44 points from 22 matches.

Ajax played to a fifth draw from their last seven league matches when they were held 1-1 at Golden Arrows on April 15.

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

The Urban Warriors are placed 10th on the Absa Premiership log with 26 points from 24 matches.

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

The Brazilians have claimed 13 wins compared to 11 for the Urban Warriors, while 11 matches have ended in draws.

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

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

Sundowns have won their last four successive home league matches against Ajax.

Sundowns’ line-up from their 1-0 win over SuperSport: Onyango, Langerman, Morena, Nascimento (Nthethe 74'), Madisha, T. Zwane (Laffor 79'), Mohomi, Billiat, Mashaba (Modise 61'), Kekana, Tau.

Ajax’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Arrows: February, Isaacs, Pietersen, Coetzee, Lebusa, Graham, Mdabuka (Paulse 46'), Margeman, Mayambela, Mosadi (Makua 90'), Nxumalo (Kabwe 88').

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