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Reports & Previews

Preview: Supersport United v AmaZulu

Supersport United will be eager to pick up the full allotment of points when they travel to a struggling AmaZulu on Wednesday.

The fourth placed Matsatsantsa are seven points adrift of table-toppers Orlando Pirates with a game in hand as we close in on the business end of the season.

Supersport passed a true test with flying colours last Wednesday, beating Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 at Loftus Versveld. The victory keeps them in the title race, though the Pretoria franchise has to win all their remaining matches to stand any chance.

"All the top five teams are favourites, anyone there can win it," insisted coach Kaitano Tembo.

"To be honest it will be a lot of banana skins. You may never know because this is football. All the top teams have difficult games to play and we are also playing teams fighting relegation. These are not easy games but tough games."

And one of the potential banana skins is AmaZulu, who have beaten the likes of Sundowns, Bidvest Wits and Cape Town City this season.

However, their run of form of late has been poor, with just one win and one draw from their last six matches. Added to that, they lost to Supersport 1-0 earlier in the season.

Experienced Usuthu left-back Marc van Heerden believes Amazulu have enough quality to trouble Matsatsantsa.

“Supersport are a good team, well-structured they have got some good players who are in the national team, but we are also a good team as well,” he told the clubs’ official website.

Kickoff is at 1930 at King Goodwill Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday.