Kaizer Chiefs are back in league action and continue their quest for silverware when they host Maritzburg United in Soweto on Saturday. The action kicks off at 18:00.
Chiefs were last in league action on 25 January 25 when they claimed a 1-0 win away to Golden Arrows, with Lebogang Manyama netting deep in injury time to secure all three points. The Amakhosi have claimed 19 points from eight home matches so far this season.
Maritzburg, meanwhile, were in league action as recently as February 12, claiming a 1-0 away win over Bidvest Wits thanks to a goal from Thabiso Kutumela – a result which further aids Chiefs’ title push. The Team of Choice has claimed 14 points from 11 away matches in 2019/20.
Chiefs look like set to claim the PSL title, but with other hopefuls breathing down their necks, they can’t afford to slip up. They’ve already had a niggle against the very same opposition they are hosting this weekend.
But at home, Amakhosi are a different team. And their visitors are in for a stern test.
Below are some key statistics between the two teams from the league this season – using data from home games for Kaizer Chiefs and away matches for Maritzburg United.
Kaizer Chiefs vs Maritzburg United: By the numbers
One stat stands out from the two teams’ matches in the league so far this season is that they have both been miserly with conceding – Chiefs and home and Maritzburg away from home.
That comparison becomes even more interesting when looking at United’s clean sheets away from home so far this season. The bad news for Maritzburg United fans is that Chiefs have quite an impressive scoring rate.
This match could well be one for the purists. It’s certainly critical in the context of the title race.
The PSL fixture preview part of this article has been republished with the permission of AfricanFootball.com.