Mamelodi Sundowns have a chance to return to PSL action with a bang. They host Chippa United at will look to return to Absa Premiership action with a bang when they host Chippa United at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Saturday.
Sundowns were last in domestic league action on 19 January when goals from Themba Zwane and Thapelo Morena secured a 2-1 away win over Tshwane rivals SuperSport United. The Brazilians have claimed 20 points from nine home matches in the 2019/20 season.
Chippa suffered a second successive league loss when they went down 2-1 at home to Orlando Pirates early in February. The Chilli Boys have gone four matches without a win and have taken just 10 points from as many away games this term.
Below are some key statistics between the two teams from the league this season – using data from home games for Mamelodi Sundowns and away matches for Chippa United.
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Chippa United: By the numbers
There are some interesting comparison between these two teams in the season so far. If history repeats itself, Chippa will struggle to score – as they have done in most of their away games this season.
Considering Mamelodi Sundowns has rarely conceded in both halves of a PSL league match so far this season, things could get even tougher.
Masandawana might have a mountain to climb if they want to retain the Premiership title, but they have reasons to be confident of taking all three points heading into this fixture.
The PSL fixture preview part of this article has been republished with the permission of AfricanFootball.com.