Downs target win in Tuks derby

Tshwane clubs Mamelodi Sundowns and University of Pretoria will clash in the Absa Premiership at Loftus Stadium on Wednesday, kick-off at 19h30.

Sundowns have not been in league action since early April when they defeated Ajax Cape Town 3-1 at home.

Pitso Mosimane’s side will be chasing just their fourth home win of the season, having claimed only 13 points from 11 home matches so far.

The Brazilians are placed 11th on the Absa Premiership log with 27 points from 23 matches.

University of Pretoria broke a nine-match winless streak in the league in their last outing when they defeated AmaZulu 3-1 at home.

Steve Barker’s side has recorded four wins, six draws and suffered just two defeats in their 12 away matches this season.

AmaTuks are placed ninth on the Absa Premiership log with 31 points from 24 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and Tuks have met in just one previous league match.

That encounter was earlier this season, with the teams playing to a 1-1 draw in a home match for the University-based side.

Sundowns’ line-up from their 3-1 win over Ajax: Sandilands, Khumalo, Mwanjale, Arendse, Mphahlele, Pelembe, Nyandoro, Shongwe, Modise (Zwane 81’), Rodgers (Kekana 84’), Manqele (Mushekwi 68’).

Tuks’ line-up from their 3-1 win over AmaZulu: Arubi, Ngubane, Mkhwanazi, Shoyisa, Mousso-Moussono, Mutizwa (Selolwane 56’), Ketjijere, Matsi (Ngwenya 81’), Zungu, Ngoma (Mosadi 90’), Niang.