Moroka Swallows host SuperSport United on Wednesday looking for their first win of the New Year, while United are aiming to maintain their momentum before the Nedbank Cup
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Moroka Swallows will be looking to get their season back on track when they entertain SuperSport United at the Dobsonville Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The Dube Birds were among the pace setters at the beginning of the season, but a draw to AmaZulu in their last outing has meant a drop in the league standings.
Matsatsantsa on the other hand, have been in solid form on all fronts, having claimed four wins in a row, including two against Gaborone United in the Caf Confederations Cup.
SuperSport have kept a clean-sheet in each of their last four fixtures and have picked up 12 points from their eight away matches so far this season.
Swallows, meanwhile, have bagged 14 points from eight matches at home.
The Soweto outfit had their match with Mpumalanga Black Aces postponed last week due to floodlight problems at KaNyamazane Stadium in Nelspruit and as a result, have only played twice this year, while SuperSport have appeared in seven games since the start of 2014.
Edward Manqele and Siyabonga Nomvethe will look to get back on the scoresheet, as the Birds look for a way to get more goals into the back of the net.
Manqele leads the Swallows attack, and seems to have found his goalscoring boots since leaving Sundowns on loan earlier this season.
When the teams met earlier this season, Swallows walked away with a narrow 2-1 away win, courtesy of strikes from Manqele and Nomvethe.
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- SuperSport have collected nine out of a possible 15 points since the beginning of 2014.
- Swallows have managed just one victory in their last four home games.
- Swallows have played two less games that United and could go level on points with the Pretoria team if they win both games in hand.
- Influential skipper Lefa Tsutsulupa continues to make his way back to full fitness, and could be kept on the pitch for a full 90 minutes by coach Zeca Marques.
- United are still four points behind second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns and will not move up, even if they beat Swallows.