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  • 01 December 2013
  • • 15:30
  • • Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria (Tshwane)
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Mamelodi Sundowns - Moroka Swallows Preview: Downs & Birds in top of table clash

Mamelodi Sundowns - Moroka Swallows Preview: Downs & Birds in top of table clash

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Sundowns play host to Swallows in what should be a mouth-watering clash on Sunday, as both teams are currently top of the PSL log


  PROBABLE LINE-UPS
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS

Mweene
Moon, Sumaila, Schut, Langerman
Zungu, Kekana, Billiat, Laffor
Mashego, Malajila
MOROKA SWALLOWS

Etafia
Cohen, Mungomeni, Da Costa, Mokgothu
Ogle, Nergadze, Mbekile, Chabangu
Mabalane, Nomvethe
Mamelodi Sundowns will be looking to keep their place at the summit of the PSL log when they host Moroka Swallows in the top of the table clash at the Loftus Stadium on Sunday.

Swallows are two points behind the log leaders, and a win against the Tshwane giants would move them above Sundowns with 21 points although they have played one game more than Pitso Mosimane's men.

On the other hand, the Brazilians could stretch their lead at the top if they defeat Swallows. And as title contenders, Sundowns have all to play for on Sunday.

Swallows are without their influential captain Lefa Tsutsulupa, who is still nursing an injury, but Giorgi Nergadze and Asavela Mbekile will be tasked to stop the Sundowns midfield pair of Hlompho Kekana and Bongani Zungu.

The Dube Birds will also be without their joint-top goalscorer Edward Manqele who is ineligible to play against Sundowns as he's on loan until the end of the season, but Lerato Chabangu and Siyabonga Nomvethe are expected to continue scoring goals for the Soweto club.

Sundowns have Cuthbert Malajila and former Swallows hitman Katlego Mashego as their main strikers this season, and it will be interesting to see if Mashego will put one past his former club.

  DID YOU KNOW?

  • Sundowns are unbeaten at home so far this season.
  • Swallows haven't lost to Sundowns in their past six meetings; Four wins and two draws for the Dube Birds.
  • In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and Swallows have met 20 times, with Downs winning seven compared to Swallows' six, while seven games have ended in draws.
  • Cuthbert Malajila is leading the Sundowns' goalscoring charts with five goals.
  • Nomvethe and Chabangu have scored nine goals between them this season.

Players to watch

C. Malajila

Position: Attacker

Games: 26

  • 10
  • 2
  • 0
Malajila has been in tremendous goalscoring form for the Brazilians, and all eyes will be on him as one of the Sundowns danger man upfront.

S. Nomvethe

Position: Attacker

Games: 27

  • 7
  • 3
  • 0
At 35, Nomvethe is still the same as he was 12 years ago, and his rich form in front of goal will be expected to come to the for as Swallows aim to go top of the PSL log.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Mamelodi Sundowns

Moroka Swallows

Wins
5
0
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

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Mamelodi Sundowns FC Mamelodi Sundowns
Draw
Moroka Swallows FC MOR
Moroka Swallows FC Moroka Swallows
76%
18%

Top 3 Predictions

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2 - 0
Moroka Swallows FC MOR
Mamelodi Sundowns FC MLS
2 - 1
Moroka Swallows FC MOR
Mamelodi Sundowns FC MLS
3 - 1
Moroka Swallows FC MOR

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