Sundowns played to just their third league draw of the season when they were held 1-1 at home by Free State Stars on February 21. The Tshwane side has nonetheless put together a four-match unbeaten run in which they have claimed eight points from a possible 12.
The Brazilians have claimed just 13 points from 10 home matches this season, and coach Pitso Mosimane will want to see an improvement on this record in the final third of the league campaign.
SuperSport played to their seventh draw of the season when they were held 0-0 at bottom-of-the-log Platinum Stars on February 20. The Tshwane side has won just one of their last six league matches, picking up five points from a possible 18 in the sequence.
Matsatsantsa has claimed just nine points from 10 away matches this season. Their only victories on the road have come at Kaizer Chief back in August last year and at Maritzburg United last month.
In head-to-head terms, United and Sundowns have clashed in 53 league matches since 1990. The Brazilians have dominated the rivalry, claiming 28 wins compared to 14 for Matsatsantsa. The team in yellow have managed 12 wins from 26 home matches in the rivalry, suffering nine defeats in the process.
When the teams met earlier this season, Sundowns claimed a 2-0 away win thanks to goals from Hlompho Kekana and Themba Zwane. It was the Brazilians’ eight successive league in over Matsatsantsa, a sequence in which they have scored 20 goals and conceded just two.
Form and Fixtures
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LAST 10 LEAGUE RESULTS
Season Result Scorers
2012/13 SuperSport 1-0 Sundowns Doutie
2013/14 SuperSport 1-1 Sundowns Khumalo; Mashego
2013/14 Sundowns 3-0 SuperSport Moriri, Modise, Malajila
2014/15 Sundowns 3-1 SuperSport Billiat, T. Zwane, Modise; Wome
2014/15 SuperSport 1-2 Sundowns Brockie; Mashaba 2
2015/16 Sundowns 2-0 SuperSport Kekana, Castro
2015/16 SuperSport 0-2 Sundowns Mbekile, Billiat
2016/17 Sundowns 5-0 Supersport Daniels (og), T. Zwane, Mashaba, Billiat 2
2016/17 SuperSport 0-1 Sundowns Kekana
2017/18 SuperSport 0-2 Sundowns Kekana, T. Zwane