ZESCO Utd will be hosting TP Mazembe at Ndola Stadium on 7th December, 2019. The match kicks off at 6pm CAT. Read our preview of the match.

ZESCO Utd Probable XI (4-2-3-1): Banda – Silwimba, Chama, Mwape, Phiri – Akumu, Mtonga – Aladeokum, Kamusoko, Kalengo – Were 

TP Mazembe Probable XI (4-2-3-1): Gbohou – Mpeko, Mondeko, Chongo, Coulibaly – Likonza, Koffi – Kabangu, Mputu, Kalaba – Muleka (4-2-3-1)

What is at stake?

Both teams will be pleased by how they opened their Group A campaigns. TP Mazembe got a resounding win over Zamalek. On their part, ZESCO left Luanda with an away point. You can read more about their results here.

It is early days. So, both teams will simply be looking to create distance to the chasing pack for a quarter final spot.

What will the match be like?

ZESCO Utd v TP Mazembe 2018
Photo: Zesco Utd Facebook

These two teams met last year with Mazembe emerging winners. The decisive players then, Muleka and Mputu, remain in good form. Patou Kabangu may be rewarded with a start after his exceptional performance off the bench. If Reinford Kalaba can return from illness, the visitors will be favorites for a win.

ZESCO will play on the front foot as the home team. Coach, Jovic is unlikely to make changes to the lineup that drew against Primeiro Agosto. But TP Mazembe always welcome opportunities to play on the counter.

Prediction

ZESCO Utd 1-2 TP Mazembe

ZESCO Utd may be at home but will not have the crowd to push them. This will only work to the favour of an in-form Mazembe.