Teams: Golden Arrows v Kaizer Chiefs
Date: 19 December 2013
Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium
Golden Arrows face the challenge of trying to halt Kaizer Chiefs’ winning run in the Absa Premiership when the teams clash at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Thursday.
Arrows suffered a third successive league defeat when they were beaten 3-0 at home by local rivals AmaZulu on Monday.
The Durban side has claimed seven points from as many home league matches so far this season.
Abafana Bes’thende are placed 16th on the Absa Premiership log with 10 points from 13 matches.
Chiefs racked up a fourth successive victory in the league with their 1-0 win over University of Pretoria on Monday.
The Soweto giants have claimed just seven points from their five away matches so far this season.
The Amakhosi are placed second on the Absa Premiership log with 24 points from 12 matches.
In head-to-head stats, Arrows and Chiefs have met in 26 league matches since 2000/01.
The Amakhosi have 13 wins compared to six for Abafana Bes’thende, while seven matches have been drawn.
Arrows have won just three of 13 home matches against Chiefs, suffering five defeats in the process.
Last season the Amakhosi took four points off the Durban team, winning 3-0 at home and drawing 0-0 away.
Here is how they line-up.
Golden Arrows: Ryan Harrison, Siyanda Zwane, Joseph Musonda, Nkanyiso Mgwengwe, Mzuvukile Tom, Nkanyiso Mlotshwa, Philani Shange, Ntlantla Zothwane, Lebogang Mothibantwa, Thanduyise Khuboni, Bongi Ntuli
Kaizer Chiefs: Itumeleng Khune, Siboniso Gaxa, Morgan Gould, Tefu Mashamaite, Tsepo Masilela, Willard Katsande, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Bernard Parker, Siyabonga Nkosi, Knowledge Musona