Swallows,Downs desperate for points

Moroka Swallows and Mamelodi Sundowns will both be looking to get their Absa Premiership campaigns back on track when they meet at Dobsonville Stadium on Sunday.

Swallows suffered a second straight league defeat when they succumbed 2-1 to AmaZulu in midweek.

The loss followed on from a 3-2 home reverse at the hands of rookies University of Pretoria.

The Birds are placed seventh on the Absa Premiership log with six points from five matches.

Sundowns broke a three-game losing streak in the league when they drew 0-0 at home to rivals SuperSport United.

However, the Pretoria have not won since the opening day of the league season and are in desperate need of a good result to lift them from the lower reaches of the table.

The Brazilians are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with four points from five matches.

In head-to-head stats, Swallows and Sundowns have met in 54 league matches since 1985.

The Brazilians have claimed 27 wins compared to 11 for the Birds, outscoring the Soweto team 81 goals to 45.

Swallows have won just five of their 28 home league games against ‘Downs, suffering no less than 12 defeats in the process.

Last season the Brazilians took four points off the Birds, winning 4-0 in Pretoria and drawing 2-2 in the return game in Soweto.

kick-off at 3pm.

The rest of the Absa Premiership fixtures this weekend are:

Tomorrow: Ajax Cape Town v University of Pretoria (Cape Town Stadium), Platinum Stars v AmaZulu (Royal Bafokeng), SuperSport United v Free State Stars (Lucas Moripe), Golden Arrows v Black Leopards (King Zwelithini), Kaizer Chiefs v Chippa United (FNB)

Sunday: Moroka Swallows v Mamelodi Sundowns (Volkswagen Dobsonville) and Bloemfontein Celtic v Orlando Pirates (Free State Stadium).-Backpagepix TXT 


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