Absa Premiership

'Downs to further damp Ajax woes

2014-12-19 08:17
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Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns will look to extend Ajax Cape Town’s winless streak in the Absa Premiership when the teams meet at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

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Sundowns returned to winning form in the league when they defeated Maritzburg United 2-1 in midweek.

The Tshwane side has claimed 12 points from seven home matches this season.

Their next three league opponents are Moroka Swallows (home), AmaZulu and Bidvest Wits (both away).

The Brazilians are placed third on the log with 28 points from 16 matches.

Ajax’s winless streak in the league was extended to five matches when they were held 1-1 at home by AmaZulu in midweek.

The Cape Town side has claimed six points from eight away matches this season.

Their next three league opponents are Polokwane City, Chippa United (both home) and Kaizer Chiefs (away).

The Urban Warriors are placed fourth on the PSL log with 24 points from 17 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and Ajax have met in 31 league matches since 1999/2000.

The Brazilians have 11 wins compared to 10 for the Urban Warriors, while 10 matches have been drawn.

Sundowns have won six of their 15 home matches against Ajax, suffering four defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, the Urban Warriors won 1-0 at home thanks to a goal from Graham.

Kick-off is at 18:00 on Saturday, December 20.

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