Absa Premiership

'Downs in search of sixth league victory against Polokwane

2017-03-14 13:29

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns will look to return to winning form in the Absa Premiership when they host Polokwane City at Loftus Versfeld.

Sundowns have gone two league matches without a win after losing 1-0 at Cape Town City on March 3.

The Tshwane side has claimed 19 points from eight home matches this season.

The Brazilians are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 33 points from 16 matches.

Polokwane played to a fifth successive draw in the league when they were held 0-0 at home by Baroka on March 5.

The Limpopo side has claimed 12 points from 11 away matches this season.

Rise and Shine are placed seventh on the Absa Premiership log with 26 points from 20 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and Polokwane have met in seven league matches since 2013/14.

The Brazilians have claimed five wins compared to one for Rise and Shine, while one match has been drawn.

Sundowns have an unbeaten record in home league matches against Polokwane, with two wins and one draw from three matches.

When the teams met earlier this season, the Brazilians claimed a 2-0 win in the Limpopo province.

Sundowns have scored 14 of the 16 goals produced in seven league matches between the teams.

Kick-off is at 19:30 on March 14.

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