Absa Premiership

Swallows eye winning return

2014-10-16 10:54
Leratu Chabangu (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Moroka Swallows will target a return to winning form in the Absa Premiership when they host Black Aces at Dobsonville Stadium.

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Zeca Marques’ side suffered a third successive league loss when they were beaten 3-2 away to Free State Stars.

The Soweto club has recorded six points from four home matches this season.

Their next three league opponents are Kaizer Chiefs (away), Platinum Stars and SuperSport United (both home).

The Birds are placed 11th on the Absa Premiership log with nine points from seven matches.

Aces however are unbeaten in their last four league matches and handed Ajax Cape Town their first loss of the season, winning 1-0 at home.

The Mpumalanga club has claimed five points from their three away matches and have yet to suffer a defeat on the road.

Their next three league opponents are Orlando Pirates (home), AmaZulu and Mamelodi Sundowns (both away).

Clive Barker’s charges are 10th on the PSL log with nine points from seven matches.

In head-to-head stats, Swallows and Aces have met in 30 league matches since 1985.

The Birds have 12 wins compared to nine for AmaZayoni, while nine matches have been drawn.

Swallows have won nine of their 15 home matches against Aces, suffering just three defeats in the process.

Last season the Birds won their home match 3-2, while AmaZayoni gained revenge with a 5-2 home victory of their own in the return game.

Kick-off is scheduled for Saturday, October at 15:30.

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