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Preview report | Mamelodi Sundowns v Swallows FC: It’s massive!

Mamelodi Sundowns and Swallows FC will meet in a top-of-the-table DStv Premiership match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

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Mamelodi Sundowns are unbeaten in 12 league matches this season. The Brazilians have claimed 14 points from six home matches to date with only Bloemfontein Celtic and Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila avoiding defeat when visiting.

Swallows FC, like Mamelodi Sundowns, are still unbeaten this season. The Birds have claimed 12 points from six away matches this season.

In head-to-head stats, Mamelodi Sundowns and Swallows FC have met in 60 league matches since 1985. The Brazilians have claimed 31 wins compared to 13 for the Birds, while 16 matches have been drawn. The Tshwane side has won 17 of their 29 home matches against their Soweto counterparts, suffering seven defeats in the process.

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The teams last met in the top-flight league in the 2014/15 season, with Mamelodi Sundowns completing a ‘double’ thanks to a 2-0 away win in August 2014 and a 4-1 home victory in February 2015. The Brazilians have won their last four league matches against the Birds.

Mamleodi Sundowns head into Saturday’s match in top spot, but level on 26 points with their opponents.

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