SASoccerMag takes a look at the five previous meetings between Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United ahead of the Tshwane derby at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The Brazilians are currently in a good run of form – unbeaten in their first 10 games following their goalless draw with Cape Town City in the DStv Premiership this past weekend.
Meanwhile, Matsatsantsa will be hoping to bounce back and return to winning ways after they fell to a 2-1 defeat by Marumo Gallants at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium in their previous DStv Premiership encounter.
Sundowns sit atop the league standings with 26 points after 10 games, while SuperSport are in fourth place, eight points behind the defending champions on 18 points from 11 matches played so far this season.
Here are five previous Tshwane derby meetings between Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United:
1) Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 SuperSport United – Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Mamelodi Sundowns were crowned DStv Premiership champions when they secured a 3-1 victory over Tshwane rivals SuperSport United at Loftus Versfeld, with Lebogang Maboe, Aubrey Modiba and Themba Zwane on the scoresheet to hand Sundowns the title.
2) SuperSport United 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns – Saturday, 16 January 2021
A hard-fought DStv Premiership encounter at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium ended goalless after SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns played behind closed doors.
3) Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 SuperSport United – Saturday, 08 February 2020
A solitary goal from Sibusiso Vilakazi was enough to help Mamelodi Sundowns claim bragging rights when they edged SuperSport United 1-0 in the Nedbank Cup last 32 to book their place in the next round of the competition.
4) SuperSport United 1-2 Mamelodi Sundowns – Sunday, 19 January 2020
Goals from Themba Zwane and Thapelo Morena helped Mamelodi Sundowns return to winning ways when they downed SuperSport United 2-1 at Lucas Moripe Stadium in the Absa Premiership, while Dean Furman’s 54th-minute equaliser proved a consolation goal for United.
5) Mamelodi Sundowns 0-2 SuperSport United – Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Teboho Mokoena and Jamie Webber both scored as SuperSport United defeated Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium to advance to the MTN8 final after beating their Tshwane rivals 3-1 on aggregate.
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