All roads lead to Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban where AmaZulu vs Richards Bay heavyweight derby clash in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) on Saturday will take place. Kick-off time is scheduled for 17:30 pm South African standard time. Which of these teams will finally pick their first full points of the season?
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AmaZulu vs Richards Bay probable lineups
Goalkeeper: Veli Mothwa
Defenders: Mbongeni Gumede, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Veluyeke Zulu, Riaan Hanamub
Midfielders: Ethan Duncan Brooks, Repo Malepe, Celimpilo Ngema, Msindisi Ndlovu
Forwards: Victor Letsoalo, Augustine Chidi Kwem
Coach Pablo Franco will be without the services of 30-year-old midfielder Thembela Sikhakhane who begins serving his match suspension following his red card in their last game against Supersport United. Other than this, AmaZulu have a healthy squad.
Goalkeeper: Jamal Salim
Defenders: Romario Dlamini, Simphiwe Fortune Mcineka, Thabani Dube, Tshepo Wilson Mabua
Midfielders: Mpho Mathebula, Boikanyo Komane, Langelihle Mhlongo, Somila Ntsundwana
Forwards: Justice Figuareido, Letsie Koapeng
Coach Kaitano Tembo will be without Katlego Jackson Maphathe; the defender was injured in their last game which means Romario Dlamini is expected to take his place at the right side of the defense.
AmaZulu vs Richards Bay confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Richards Bay FC
AmaZulu vs Richards Bay predictions
Prediction 1: Richards Bay to Win
AmaZulu have played two consecutive draws in the league this season; and just like their opponents, they're also without a win in three matches. Both teams met last season, one of their meetings ended in stalemates, with the other matchup going in the favour of Richards Bay. It'll be a close match but we fancy the Natal Rich Boys to once again pick maximum points off their host.
Prediction 2: Under 2.5 Goals
The Usuthu have played two straight goalless draws ahead of this match while also failing to score in their last three. On the other hand, Richards Bay have played three under 2.5 goal games in their last four skirmishes. It's also worth mentioning that these teams played two games last season that ended on a low-scoring note. All of these build up to a less goal affair on Saturday.
Prediction 3: Richards Bay to Score
The visitors scored in both legs of this fixture last season. Unlike AmaZulu who've failed to hit the back of the net so far this campaign, Richards Bay have scored one. With that in mind, they'll fancy their chances once more in getting a goal or more in this encounter.
AmaZulu vs Richards Bay head to head
These two teams have not met many times, this will be just their third meeting. Richards Bay lead on head to head with one win, while the other game ended in a draw.
Where to watch AmaZulu vs Richards Bay live on TV
You can watch all the action live on Supersport Variety, Supersport PSL channel 202, and DSTV Now if you live in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya or Ghana.
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