Runaway league leaders Kaizer Chiefs will have revenge locked in the back of their minds when they welcome Maritzburg United to FNB Stadium in a late Saturday afternoon kick-off.
The Glamour Boys will be desperate to get one over the Team of Choice who they are yet to beat this campaign, after going down 2-1 in the Telkom Knockout semis before playing to a 1-1 draw in league action.
Both sides are in brimming confidence and are on the back of claiming wins in their previous matches.
Chiefs progressed to the Nedbank Cup last 16 after narrowly seeing off Royal Eagles 1-0, while the KwaZulu-Natal outfit are unbeaten in their past two matches in all competitions after beating Stellenbosch in the Ke Yona last 32 before edging Bidvest Wits 1-0 in league action on Wednesday.
Amakhosi midfielder Lebogang Manyama has been the home side’s in-form player of late, but Ernst Middendorp will be looking to unleash the trio of Khama Billiat, Samir Nurkovic and Leonardo Castro.
Eric Tinkler on the other hand will be banking on Chiefs ‘slayer’ Judas Moseamedi, in-form Thabiso Kutumela who has netted three goals in his last two matches, and Rushine de Reuck who has been rock-solid in defence.
In head-to-head record, the Soweto giants hold the upper hand having won 11 of their 23 meetings, drawing eight and losing just four.
|Kaizer Chiefs||Maritzburg United|
|Ø Goals per Match||1.4||0.8|