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Bonginkosi Ntuli of AmaZulu FC celebrates scoring with Andre de Jong during the PSL match between Amazulu FC and Stellenbosch FC at Princess Magogo Stadium on 6 November 2019 ©Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

AmaZulu vs Golden Arrows: PSL live scores, kick-off time, prediction and preview

AmaZulu and Golden Arrows face off in the Durban derby on Saturday night. Here’s all you need to know about the big game.

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Bonginkosi Ntuli of AmaZulu FC celebrates scoring with Andre de Jong during the PSL match between Amazulu FC and Stellenbosch FC at Princess Magogo Stadium on 6 November 2019 ©Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

Embattled AmaZulu host Golden Arrows on Saturday night as the Durban derby hits Kings Park Stadium.

This is the home of Sharks Rugby first and foremost, but while life is going swimmingly for Sean Everitt’s men, Usuthu are in murky waters.

Soccer Laduma reported that Lehlohonolo Majoro, Nhlanhla Vilakazi, Michael Morton, Thembela Sikhakhane and Jabu Ncobeni had been sent to train on their own following the 4-1 Nedbank Cup defeat to Bloemfontein Celtic.

“It’s not easy to speak about this game, because we went [1-0 up], which was a good situation for us. That goal for 1-1 half-time was unnecessary,” said coach Jozef Vukusic to SuperSport post-match.

“We could have kept the ball better in that situation, but still, we had the second half… Generally, what I missed in my team was [aggressiveness]. They were more aggressive.”

Although AmaZulu beat Polokwane City 1-0 in their last league match, they are still on course for the relegation playoffs. They need to change track — and fast.

Their rivals also head into this game off the back of Nedbank Cup disappointment. Abafana Bes’thende went down on penalties to minnows Vaal University of Technology.

Nevertheless, with Arrows seventh in the league, they have plenty more to shout about than their local rivals.

Kick-off time and prediction

Kick-off time: 15 February, 20:15

Prediction: Golden Arrows sometimes raise their game for the top teams and struggle against sides lower down the table, but they should nevertheless claim the win against a team in turmoil.

AmaZulu have been given a 36% chance of winning by bookies and usually win 38% of such fixtures. Abafana Bes’thende have a 40% chance of claiming all three points and usually win 58% under these circumstances.

AmaZulu vs Golden Arrows: Live scores and result