Absa Premiership action returns on Friday night when Maritzburg United take on Amazulu, an opportunity for either side to boost their position in the standings.
Maritzburg come into the game in sixth position, 3 points behind Cape Town City and Kaizer Chiefs who clash on Saturday. Should the Team of Choice win here they will move ahead of both those sides, at least for 24 hours, as their goal difference of +10 is second only to that of league leaders Mameoldi Sundowns.
Maritzburg’s home record of 3 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats suggests they are hard to catch right in front of their own supporters and 2 recent home fixtures delivered a 1-0 defeat to Supersport and 1-1 draw with Chippa.
Amazulu are on a 5 match unbeaten run in the league and 1 of 3 wins in that sequence came at Supersport (1-0). They are 2 points behind Maritzburg in the standings and hence victory here would take them from eighth to sixth. Away form is nothing special, 2 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats with just 7 goals scored but right now they are in their best form of the season.
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Maritzburg United 19/20
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Suggested bet: Match result draw, 41/20
The first meeting this season ended in a draw and this return could well go the same way.