Chiefs’ title aspirations to be put to the test
Kaizer Chiefs’ Absa Premiership title aspirations will face a test from reigning champions Mamelodi Sundowns.
Kaizer Chiefs’ Absa Premiership title aspirations will face a test from reigning champions Mamelodi Sundowns at the FNB Stadium on Saturday, 22 November 2014, kick-off at 15h30.
Chiefs extended their unbeaten run to 10 league matches with a 2-1 away win over AmaZulu last time out.
The Soweto giants have claimed 13 points from a possible 15 in home matches this season. Their next three league opponents are Polokwane City, Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates (all away). The Amakhosi are placed first on the Absa Premiership log with 28 points from 10 matches.
Sundowns played to a third successive league draw when they were held 0-0 at home by Black Aces. The Tshwane side has claimed 10 points from five away matches this season. Their next three league opponents are Platinum Stars (away), SuperSport United and Free State Stars (both home).The Brazilians are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 16 points from 10 matches.
In head-to-head stats, Chiefs and Sundowns have met in 58 league matches since 1985.
The Amakhosi have 24 wins compared to 18 for the Brazilians, while 16 matches have been drawn.
Chiefs have won 16 of their 29 home matches against Sundowns, suffering five defeats in the process.
Last season the Amakhosi won 1-0 in Tshwane, while the Brazilians claimed revenge with a 1-0 victory in Soweto.