Head to Head: TS Galaxy v Mamelodi Sundowns

TS Galaxy host Mamelodi Sundowns on Tuesday evening in what will be the 8th league meeting between the sides since the 2020-21 season.

The teams will meet for a 3rd time this season, having met in the Carling Knockout Cup Round of 16, they meet for the second time in the league this season.

In the seven past league encounters, Sundowns have been dominant winning on six occasions, while TS Galaxy have won once.

Mamelodi Sundowns have scored 14 goals in this fixture, while TS Galaxy have only found the net twice.

There is yet to be a draw in the league between the two sides.

Sundowns won the first four meetings between the two sides, doing league doubles over TS Galaxy in 2020-21 and 2021-22. Galaxy won for the first time during the sides first league meeting last season a 1-0 away triumph on the 10th August 2022.

The sides first met in the 2020-21, Mamelodi Sundowns at home on the 15th of December 2020, ran out 2-0 winners with goals from Peter Shalulile in the 32nd minute and Themba Zwane in the 76th minute.

The return fixture in the 2020-21 season on the 9th of May 2021 with TS Galaxy at home, saw Sundowns win 1-0 Peter Shalulile scoring the game’s only goal in the 17th minute.

In 2021-22 in their first league meeting on the 19th of September 2021 Sundowns won 3-0 at home at home, Mosa Lebusa scored in the 57th minute, Peter Shalulile once again in the 58th minute and Thabiso Kutumela on 84 minutes scored for Sundowns.

Sundowns in 2021-22 won the second league clash also 3-0 on the road on the 2nd of March 2022, Khuliso Mudau in the 19th minute, Haashim Domingo in the 63rd minute, Peter Shalulile goal in the 79th minute, scoring for Siyabonga 4th successive league win over TS Galaxy.

TS Galaxy finally recorded a league victory over Mamelodi Sundowns last season (2022-23), the first clash on 10 August 2022, with Sundowns at home. A 34th minute goal from Lifa Hlongwane handing Galaxy a 1-0 win.

Sundowns won the second league meeting between the teams last season 2-1 away from home on the 24th of January 2023, Rushine De Reuck in the 11th minute and Peter Shalulile in the 64th minute scoring for Sundowns. Djakaridja Traore scored for TS Galaxy five minutes into second half stoppage time.

Sundowns have won all three of their previous away league games against TS Galaxy.

The sides met earlier this season in the League Cup Round of 16 on the 23rd October, Galaxy at home won 5-4 on penalties after the game ended 2-2 after extra time.

During their league cup clash Sphiwe Mahlangu on 12 minutes and Mlungisi Mbunjana in the 16th had Galaxy 2-0 up. Sundowns through Marcelo Allende in the 57th and Gaston Sirino in second half stoppage time drew level at 2-2, Galaxy prevailed 5-4 on penalties to progress to the quarterfinals.

In the league, the sides met on the 29th April 2024, with Sundowns at home who were 3-0 winners. Peter Shalulile scored a brace in the 26th and 35th minutes and Thembinkosi Lorch added a 3rd for Sundowns in the 64th minute.

Sundowns striker Peter Shalulile scored in the first four league clashes between the teams, he has scored seven goals in this fixture scoring in six of his seven appearances against TS Galaxy in league games. He only failed to score in Galaxy’s 1-0 away win on the 10th August 2022.

TS Galaxy have now lost 6 matches against Mamelodi Sundowns, the joint most times (along with Stellenbosch) they’ve been defeated by a team in the DStv Premiership.

All of the teams previous seven league game has produced goals, with only one league game seeing both teams score, the 2-1 away win for Sundowns in 2022-23.

Mamelodi Sundowns have kept five clean sheets in seven league games against TS Galaxy, while TS Galaxy have only managed one in seven league games against Sundowns.

Sundowns have only failed to score on one occasion against TS Galaxy, their 1-0 defeat at home in the 2022-23 season.

The two common scorelines between the sides are 3-0 (three times) and 1-0 (two times). The other scorelines were 2-1 and 2-0, both to Mamelodi Sundowns.

TS Galaxy at home against Mamelodi Sundowns, have been defeated in all three previous matches, scoring once and conceding six goals.

Victory for Mamelodi Sundowns will see them completed a 3rd league double over TS Galaxy along with the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. They have only failed to do a league double over TS Galaxy in the 2022-23 season.

TS Galaxy against the teams presently in the top five have played on 7 occasions, their record reads: P7 W2 D0 L5. They have scored 5 goals and conceded 12.

TS Galaxy against the teams presently in the top five have collected 6 points from a possible 21.

TS Galaxy’s wins against teams presently in the top five were both 1-0 wins over SuperSport United (away) and Orlando Pirates (home).

TS Galaxy lost 3-2 at home to SuperSport United and 2-1 at home and 3-0 away to Stellenbosch. They lost 3-0 to Sundowns and 1-0 to Orlando Pirates away. In their other games against top five teams.

At home against teams in the top five TS Galaxy have played three games (W1 L2), they have won 3 of a possible 9 points.

Mamelodi Sundowns against teams presently in the league’s top 5, have played 7 times, their record reads: P7 W5 D2 L0. They have collected 17 points from a possible 21 against the sides currently in the league’s top 5.

Sundowns against the teams presently in the league’s top 5 have only dropped points at home, they played out to 1-1 draws against both Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United.

Sundowns against the teams presently in the league’s top 5, defeated Stellenbosch 3-1 at home and 1-0 away, they defeated Orlando Pirates 1-0 away, SuperSport United 2-0 away and TS Galaxy 3-0 at home.

Away from home against teams in the top five Sundowns have played three games (W3), they have won 9 of a possible 9 points.