There are four matches in the PSL on Saturday which could yield big reward as we look for a quartet of wins.
Golden Arrows vs Mamelodi Sundowns – 3:30pm
Themba Zwane continues his scoring ways in a new look Sundowns that is getting the best out of new recruit Peter Shalulile.
While the league champions have become synonymous with ending the season well, this Sundowns squad has already laid down a marker for the season. The hosts are one of four unbeaten sides in the competition but that record is expected to be a thing of the past come Saturday evening.
Baroka vs SuperSport United – 3:30pm
The visitors in this contest have back to back wins and under the guidance of Kaitano Tembo, are emerging as serious contenders in the league. The rise of Sipho Mbule and the lethal finishing of Bradley Grobler should be enough for Baroka to leave this match without any points to show.
Kaizer Chiefs vs Bloemfontein Celtic – 6pm
Would you believe that the visitors will start with one more log point than their glamourous hosts? Chiefs’ struggles this term under Gavin Hunt have been well documented but there is a growing belief that the giants of Soweto are slowly beginning to emerge from their slump.
Chiefs’ last outing was a 2-1 loss against SuperSport but in that fixture, they controlled 55% of the possession. Keeping that amount of the ball against Celtic will yield a number of goal scoring chances. Although the biggest issue remains the defensive weakness, something not often written about a Hunt-coached side.
Club legend Itumeleng Khune has owned up to his mistakes.
“I’m trying to be a ball player and I’m trying to be a goalkeeper at the same time, so I think I just need to stick to being a goalkeeper,” he said after the SuperSport loss.
“Because I want the team to play more, I mean, I don’t want us to keep on playing the ball in the air, I want us to play more from the back and I want to look for those pockets.
“Unfortunately tonight, the guys read the ball I wanted to play in the pocket to Mshini, and they converted it. It’s sad that I just gave away two goals in two weeks [sic], and it’s very bad.”
A focussed Khune and their attacking options should finally help Chiefs to win No 2 of the campaign.
Cape Town City vs TS Galaxy – 6pm
There is no doubt that City are finding their form and after a draw against Pirates they earned a win in the Cape derby against Stellenbosch.
Expectations will be high for Cape Town City coach Jan Olde Riekerink, who will be looking to end the year on a high as they look to close the gap on Sundowns which stands at five points.
Suggested bet: Sundowns, SuperSport, Chiefs and Cape Town City all to win at 15.36