Absa Premiership

Chiefs gunning for 26th PSL win over Sundowns

Tsepo Masilela and Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)
Tsepo Masilela and Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Absa Premiership title contenders Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns will clash at the FNB Stadium.

Chiefs have picked up seven points from the last nine up for grabs and beat Bidvest Wits 2-1 at home on December 19.

The Soweto giants have claimed 13 points from six home matches this season.

The Amakhosi are placed fourth on the Absa Premiership log with 21 points from 12 matches.

Sundowns recorded a fourth successive league win when they defeated Orlando Pirates 2-0 at home on December 20.

The Tshwane side has claimed 10 points from six away matches this season.

The Brazilians are placed first on the Absa Premiership log with 26 points from 12 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Chiefs and Sundowns have met in 60 league matches since 1985.

The Amakhosi have 25 wins compared to 18 for the Brazilians, while 17 matches have been drawn.

Chiefs have won 16 of their 30 home matches against Sundowns, suffering five defeats in the process.

Last season the Amakhosi took four points off the Brazilians, drawing 1-1 at home before winning 1-0 away in Tshwane.

The teams’ last five league meetings have produced just five goals.

Kick-off is at 20:15 on Saturday, January 9.

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