In the second part of our penultimate round of PSL fixtures preview, we look at the title chasers in action as well as the matches involving the in-form Cape Town City and relegation threatened Amazulu.
Kaizer Chiefs vs Chippa United
Amakhosi will go along way to avoiding complete disaster – that being losing a 10-point lead at the top of the table – by bagging all three points against the Chilli Boys. Chiefs have won just once start the restart of PSL activities and you could tell from Ernst Middendorp’s reaction to his side’s Wits defeat that they are side on the brink of meltdown. But … a win on Wednesday combined with their goal difference could erase all the negatives surrounding the club.
With Khama Billiat struggling, it could be left to Samir Nurkovic to do the business for Chiefs. A goal would send him into a three-way tie top of the scorer’s charts.
Mind games or not, Gavin Hunt’s comments after his side’s win over Chiefs must ring loud in the ear of everyone involved at the Naturena.
“The pressure is immense and the club like Kaizer Chiefs who have not won the league for many years the pressure is even more. They are the club expected to win trophies,” said Hunt.
“People always think it is easy to win titles. Believe me, I’ve been there and it is very difficult, especially the last few games.”
Suggested bet: Under 2.5 match goals at 1.80
Polokwane City vs Mamelodi Sundowns
Sundowns squandered a glorious chance to win the league by losing to Baroka. Now, realistically they need to win both games and hope for a Chiefs slip-up. The second is likely if you look at the form book but Sundowns have had their own struggles since the lockdown was lifted for pro sportspeople.
Pitso Mosimane, looking for a third straight title, is a winner and is saying all the right things even if he is struggling to get his players to do all the right things on the pitch.
“Our job is pressure,” he said.
“As coaches, we are trained to be professionals. We are trained to take the pressure. In our profession there is always pressure. There is always an expectation and everybody’s opinion. One day you are loved and day you are not.”
Suggested bet: Sundowns to win and over 1.5 goals in the match at 2.05
Highlands Park vs Cape Town City
The lack of home ground advantage will play straight into the hands of Cape Town City, the team has the best record since the resumption of the PSL. The Citizens have been rocking and rolling but now face one of the trickiest fixtures because the Lions of the North can’t be beaten. They have a string of draws and have scored once in all but one match in the league whilst in the bio bubble. City start on the back of their 4-1 thrashing of Arrows and should get the job done in this one.
Suggested bet: Cape Town City to win at 2.36
Stellenbosch vs Amazulu
Rather surprising Stellenbosch start this encounter without fear of relegation which could play into the hands of Amazulu. The visitors have struggled all season but a win in their last outing has saw them move out of 15th place. A second win on the bounce could very well see them ride off the threat of the promotion/relegation playoff scenario. Tough one to call …
Suggested bet: Draw at
– All matches kick-off at 6pm