AmaZulu vs Richards Bay lineups and 3 predictions – PSL

AmaZulu vs Richards Bay lineups and 3 predictions – PSL
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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?

AmaZulu vs Richards Bay probable lineups

AmaZulu

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

AmaZulu player in action for his team
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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.

Richards Bay

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.

Katlego Maphathe in action for Richards Bay
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AmaZulu vs Richards Bay confirmed lineups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Amazulu

Amazulu
28
Sepana Victor Letsoalo
za
14
Riaan Hanamub
na
9
Augustine Chidi Kwem
ng
17
Mbongeni Gumede
za
18
Ethan Duncan Brooks
za
23
Ramahlwe Mphahlele
za
2
Abbubaker Mobara
za
4
Repo Malepe
za
Substitutes
1
Olwethu Mzimela
za
24
Veluyeke Zulu
za
3
Sibusiso Mabiliso
za
19
Tshepang Moremi
za
7
Bonginkosi Ntuli
za
15
Mondli Mbanjwa
za
30
Msindisi Ndlovu
za
27
Hendrick Ekstein
za

Richards Bay FC

Richards Bay FC
25
Simphiwe Fortune Mcineka
za
21
Langelihle Mhlongo
za
99
Austin Thabani Dube
za
72
Tshepo Wilson Mabua
za
18
Nkululeko Miya
za
30
Sanele Barns
za
24
Thobani Mthembu
za
80
Magoola Jamal Salim Omar
ug
45
Somila Ntsundwana
za
44
Boikanyo Ramathlakwane Komane
za
38
Romario Dlamini
za
Substitutes
46
Bandile Ndlovu
za
28
Abdi Banda
tz
20
Moses Mthembu
za
9
Yanela Mbuthuma
za
14
Letsie Koapeng
za
15
Sakhile Hlongwa
za
22
Lwandile Sandile Mabuya
za
23
Justice Figuareido
za
1
Thapelo Jackson Mabokgwane
za

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.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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