Absa Premiership

Relegation battle set to heat up

2016-04-08 11:05
Shaun Bartlett (Supplied)

Cape Town - Maritzburg United and University of Pretoria will meet for an Absa Premiership relegation six-pointer at Harry Gwala Stadium.

Maritzburg have picked up four points from their last two league matches, with their last outing a 2-2 draw away to Chippa United on March 20.

The KwaZulu-Natal side has claimed seven points from 11 home matches this season.

The Team of Choice is placed 16th on the Absa Premiership log with 16 points from 22 matches.

University of Pretoria suffered their 14th defeat from 23 league games this season when they were beaten 1-0 at home by Ajax on March 16.

The Tshwane side has claimed four points from 11 away matches this season and is yet to win on the road.

AmaTuks are placed 15th on the Absa Premiership log with 17 points from 23 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Tuks and Maritzburg have met in seven league matches since 2012/13.

The Team of Choice has claimed two wins compared to one for the Tshwane side, while four matches have been drawn.

Maritzburg’s three home matches against Tuks have all ended in draws.

When the teams met earlier this season, Maritzburg claimed a 1-0 away win in Pretoria.

The teams’ past three league meeting have produced just two goals, while their three matches in Pietermaritzburg have also produced just two goals.

Kick-off is at 18:00 on Saturday, April 9.

 

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