Usuthu are out to extend their unbeaten run, while Ea Lla Koto will be desperate for maximum points when the two teams meet on Saturday
Macala, Nyadombo, Teyise, Mwedinhanga,
Mthiyane, Arwuah, Madondo, A.Dlamini,
FREE STATE STARS
Shabalala, Mashego, Sambu, Tlhone,
Nomandela, Kerspuy, Masehe, Yende,
AmaZulu will look to maintain their recent form in the Absa Premiership when they host Free State Stars at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday
AmaZulu have regained the form that saw them into third on the Absa Premiership standings for a while this seasom. Usuthu are unbeaten in their three league matches, and drew 0-0 against Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday.
Coach Craig Rosslee's team will miss their influential defender Marc Van Heerden, as the left back is suspended. However, Usuthu have no major injuries heading into this encounter.
They have collected 15 points from their 12 home matches so far this season. They are currently seventh on the Absa Premiership standings with 35 points from 25 matches.
Free State Stars are going through a rough patch this season. They drew 1-1 against struggling PSL rookies Polokwane City in a league match on Saturday.
Coach Kinnah Phiri's charges have no major injuries heading into this encounter against AmaZulu. However, defender Daniel Cardoso will miss the match due to suspension.
Ea Lla Koto have collected eight points from their 12 away matches so far this season. They are currently 14th on the Absa Premiership standings with 21 points from 23 matches.
Stars winger Luyolo Nomandela is slowly regaining his form. The former Bafana Bafana player scored a beautiful goal against Polokwane City on Saturday.
AmaZulu hitman Bongani Ndulula is the key man for Usuthu. The former Amagluglu striker bagged a brace against in-form Maritzburg United recently.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- The first round between the two teams ended in a 1-1 draw in Bethlehem. AmaZulu's Carlington Nyadombo scored an own goal, after Ayanda Dlamini gave Usuthu the lead
- In head-to-head stats since 1986, the two teams have met 44 times in the league.
- Stars have 19 wins compared to 14 for AmaZulu, while 11 matches have ended in draws.
- Usuthu dominated the fixture at home, with eight wins compared to Ea Lla Koto's six wins away from home.