Cape Town - University
of Pretoria will be desperate to breathe new life into their top-eight hopes on
Tuesday, but face a Moroka Swallows side battling for their Premiership
AmaTuks currently sit 10th in the standings, just two points
adrift of the final MTN8-qualifying position, but have gone six league matches
without victory, drawing two and losing four, while their most recent outing
finished goalless against Orlando Pirates.
Sammy Troughton's men should, however, view this week's Tuks
Stadium encounter as the perfect chance to snap their winless run as they host
a Swallows side sitting rock bottom in the league standings.
The Dube Birds have been marginally in better form than
their upcoming opponents, managing at least one win from their last six, but
still suffering four defeats during that time to see a resurgent AmaZulu
surpass them in the standings, albeit on goal difference.
The Soweto outfit will now need to win at least two of their
remaining four matches to have any hope of retaining their record of never
having been relegated - one of only five teams in the PSL's history - although
the odds seem heavily stacked against the Birds.
Neither team reported any fresh injury concerns ahead of the
tie, although Troughton could look to rotate some of his squad members, given
the fact they were in action against the Buccaneers just four days ago.
Swallows, meanwhile, were last in action back on April 18, a
1-1 draw against Nedbank Cup finalists SuperSport United, and should have a
fully-fit squad to choose from.