Four games to wet the appetite on Tuesday as the PSL entertainment continues to deliver the action.
Maritzburg United vs Black Leopards
16 hosts 15 in a relegation six-pointer. Both sides are in disarray and all three results are in play in this fixture. Leopards have won two in a row – one league and a Cup triumph, so will start with their tails up.
Orlando Pirates vs Bloemfontein Celtic
The in-form Bucs should be far too strong for Celtic. Coach Josef Zinnbauer is craving consistency and a win over Siwelele would go a long way to helping achieve that goal following the dominant 3-1 cup win over Maritzburg.
“There’s always improvement, we are moving forward and have good players, good structure, we are a top team and we know in football it’s not easy to compete with other clubs, but we can’t make that as an excuse,” said Zinnbauer.
“Even though we have so many injuries, we are still performing very well, the players are working very hard to make sure fans are proud. We fight for everything and the supporters understand that a lot of players are injured. I hope the players come back so we can have more choices up front.
“I know it’s difficult but in football you fight and next week we move to the league and we hope to get three points because when we do well, it’s good for us.”
TS Galaxy vs Swallows
TS Galaxy have turned the corner it would appear. Sitting comfortably in ninth, they have three wins and two draws in their previous five league matches. This little run of form will be seriously challenged by Swallows, who find themselves as unlikely title contenders. The visitors, though, cannot stop drawing and have five in a row. Guess what? This one has a draw written all over it too.
The undisputed match of the day and it is reflected in the odds; Usuthu are 2.88 with SuperSport at 2.64 and the draw at 2.83.
What is the challenge for Matsatsantsa – the closest thing Mamelodi Sundowns have to a title threat? Benni McCarthy’s Amazulu are up to sixth and have four wins from their last five league outings.
McCarthy was upbeat despite his side’s Nedbank Cup defeat to Black Leopards.
“There are a lot of positives and that just shows the strength in depth in the team that we have. So hopefully, from now until the end of the season,” McCarthy said.
“We will be able to enter more and more players and get more great performances. But at the end of the day, it’s about winning and when you don’t win.
“As much as you can praise players for having some good performances and that, the fact of the matter is we are out, Leopards secured their passage to the next stage.”
No matter the Cup exit, Amazulu have proven themselves as a serious threat to any side’s PSL ambitions this season.
*All four matches kick off at 5pm