Starting XI: Sundowns v Arrows
Absa Premiership Starting XI: Mamelodi Sundowns v Golden Arrows, 17 April 2018
Teams: Mamelodi Sundowns v Golden Arrows
Date: 17 April 2018
Venue: Loftus Versfeld
Mamelodi Sundowns will be looking to move a step closer to the Absa Premiership title when they host Golden Arrows at Loftus Versfeld on Tuesday night.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 19h30.
Sundowns picked up a fourth successive league win and extended their unbeaten run to nine matches with a 2-0 home victory over Bidvest Wits on April 14, with Themba Zwane and Sibusiso Vilakazi grabbing the goals.
Arrows, on the other hand, played to their 13th draw of the season when they were held 1-1 at home by Free State Stars on April 7. The Durban side have won just two of their last nine league matches for a haul of 10 points from a possible 27 in the sequence.
In head-to-head stats, Arrows and Sundowns have met in 33 league matches since 2000/01. The Brazilians have claimed 16 wins compared to nine for Abafana Bes’thende, while eight matches have been drawn.
When the teams met earlier this season, ‘Downs claimed a 1-0 away win in December 2017 thanks to an early goal from Bangaly Soumahoro.
Here is how they line up.
Sundowns: 14 Onyango, 4 Langerman, 20 Ngcongca, 6 Arendse, 16 Nascimento, 13 Mabunda, 11 Vilakazi, 8 Kekana, 26 Sirino, 18 Zwane, 22 Tau.
Subs: 31 Brimah, 32 Madisha, 27 Morena, 38 Zulu, 19 Brockie, 7 Manyisa, 28 Laffor.
Arrows: 1 Mbaeva, 5 Mzava, 20 Mathiane, 21 Mngwenge, 2 Nkombelo, 4 Venter, 28 Bilankulu, 35 Zuke, 27 Magubane, 6 Shongwe, 41 Lamola.
Subs: 32 Gumede, 3 Buthelezi, 25 Sibiya, 37 Ndwandwe, 19. Mutizwa, 14 Dube, 26 Phiri.