Cape Town City will look to continue their good record against Mamelodi Sundowns when the teams face off in a PSL blockbuster on Wednesday.
The defending champions, who were held by TTM on the weekend, have traditionally struggled against their Cape foes with just 3 wins in 11 outings.
Looking back it was City who beat Sundowns 3-2 in the bio-bubble conditions as the Cape Town side showed their best towards the end of last season.
City did manage to get their first win of the campaign as they edged Maritzburg 1-0 thanks to a strike from Mduduzi Mdantsane.
Both sides start with four points as they look to grab the advantage over their rivals in the early part of the new season. Sundowns fans will be looking to see if Brian Onyango, their 14th signing of the season, gets any game time.
The mega-rich club have been criticised for their overactive work in the transfer market. But strangely have found an ally in former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates striker Pollen Ndlanya.
The retired pro sees no problem with their big squad and taking advantage of the extra subs allowed this season.
“Who’s problem is that? It shouldn’t be Sundowns’ problem. Sundowns is trying to improve our game by buying quality players… so they must copy Sundowns,” he said.
“Yes, it puts Sundowns at an advantage but as I was saying to you, Sundowns is trying to improve our game you see. Yes I think it works to their advantage but at the same time the other teams must improve to take our football forward… we shouldn’t blame Sundowns honestly.”
History between the two teams might have punters leaning towards a Cape Town City result, but another betting angle looks to be a play on both teams to score in an open and exciting match.
Suggested bet: Both teams to score at 2.00