Thursday Nov 07, 2019. 09:23
AmaZulu will look to continue their super form in the Absa Premiership when they host Chippa United at Princess Magogo Stadium on Saturday 9 November 2019, kick-off at 20h15.
AmaZulu claimed a third straight win then they defeated Stellenbosch 2-0 at home on Wednesday, November 6. Striker Bonginkosi Ntuli continued his hot streak with two more goals, helping Usuthu move to seven points from five home matches this season.
Chippa, meanwhile, saw their troubles extended with a 2-0 loss at home to Kaizer Chiefs on the same evening. The Chilli Boys have suffered four straight defeats, have yet to win a league match this season, and have taken zero points on the road thus far.
In head-to-head stats, AmaZulu and Chippa have met in eight league matches since 2012/13. The Chilli Boys have claimed five wins compared to one for Usuthu, while two games have been drawn. The Durban side has lost all four of their previous home matches in the rivalry.
Last season, the teams’ two league meetings both ended in away wins: AmaZulu won 1-0 in the Eastern Cape in November 2018 (with a goal from Butholezwe Ncube), while the return game in Durban in April 2019 saw a 1-0 victory for Chippa (with a goal from Andile Mbenyane).
AmaZulu’s line-up from their 2-0 win over Stellenbosch on November 6: Mbatha, Morton (Vilakazi 71′), P.Gumede, Xoki, Booysen, Maduna, Darpoh, Sithebe, De Jong (Ncobeni 45′), Majoro, Ntuli.
Chippa’s line-up from their 2-0 loss to Chiefs on November 6: ignyemb, Modisane, Nsabiyumva (Lentjies 45+2’), K. Moyo, E. Moyo (Mthethwa 20’), Maphangule, Mahola, Komane (Damons 45’), Maziya, Kwem, Twala.