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Sundowns look to continue revival

Mamelodi Sundowns will look to continue their rise up the Absa Premiership standings when they host Golden Arrows at Loftus Stadium on Tuesday, kick-off at 7:30pm.

Sundowns recorded their biggest win of the season this past weekend when they beat Maritzburg United 3-0 away from home.

The Tshwane team will be looking to improve on a home record which has seen them win just of eight matches so far this season.

The Brazilians are placed eighth on the Absa Premiership log with 22 points from 18 matches.

Arrows’ inconsistent form continued when they were beaten 1-0 at home by Durban rivals AmaZulu. They have recorded three wins and three losses from their last six matches.

The KwaZulu-Natal team has won just once away from home this season, though that victory was recorded in their last away trip.

Abafana Bes’thende are placed 11th on the Absa Premiership log with 19 points from 18 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and Arrows have met in 25 league matches since 2000/01.

The Brazilians have claimed 11 wins compared to eight for Abafana Bes’thende, while six matches have been drawn.

‘Downs have a good home record against the Durban side, with six wins, four draws and just two losses from 12 matches.

When the teams met earlier this season, Abafana Bes’thende claimed a 1-0 home win thanks to a late penalty from Khuboni.


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