This Urban Warriors travel to Maritzburg today for a ABSA Premiership match at Harry Gwala Stadium on 23 August 2017, kick-off at 19h30.
Maritzburg opened their league campaign with an impressive 2-0 away win over Platinum Stars on Sunday. Late goals from Deolin Mekoa and Lebohang Maboe took the KwaZulu-Natal side to three hard-earned points.
Ajax Cape Town began their league season with a 1-1 draw at home to Golden Arrows on Saturday night. The Urban Warriors had to fight back from a goal down to earn a share of the spoils, with newly signed Celtic full back Rivaldo Coetzee scoring their equaliser.
The Urban Warriors struggled away from home last season, winning just three of their 15 games on the road. Coach Stanley Menzo will target a stronger showing on the road this term, starting with this clash in Pietermaritzburg.
In head-to-head stats, Maritzburg and Ajax have met in 22 league matches since 2005/06. The Team of Choice has claimed nine wins compared to seven for the Urban Warriors, while six matches have been drawn. United have a strong home record against the Cape team, with eight wins and just two defeats from 11 turns as hosts.