All eyes will be on the Athlone Stadium as Cape Town City vs Sekhukhune United takes place on Wednesday evening. Which of these teams will go home with all three points at the end of this Premier Soccer League match?
— Sekhukhune United F.C. (@SekhukhuneFc) August 21, 2023
Here's how these teams could potentially line up for this clash:
Cape Town City vs Sekhukhune United probable lineups
Cape Town City
Goalkeeper: Darren Keet.
Defenders: Mark Van Heerden, Lorenzo Gordinho, Keanu Cupido.
Midfielders: Thato Tsiliso Mokeke, Ambina Fidele Brice, Tshegofatso Nyama, Juan Camilo Zapata, Taahir Goedeman, Khanyisa Erick Mayo.
Strikers: Jo Paciencia.
Eric Tinkler has alternated between the 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1 formations over the course of the season. It'll be interesting to see which formation he adopts for today's game. There are no new players sidelined for the hosts.
Goalkeeper: Badra Ali Sangaré.
Defenders: Nyiko Mobbie, Mbhazima Rikhotso, Daniel Cardoso, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya.
Midfielders: Jamie Craig Weber, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Pogiso Mahlangu.
Strikers: Elias Mokwana, Chibuike Ohizu, Vusimuzi Mcnube.
Like today's opponents, Sekhukhune United have no absentees ahead of this clash. It's important to point out that Brandon Truter fancies the 4-3-3 formation; as he adopted it in all of the the visiting team's matches this season. We should expect a similar formation today, with Mokwana, Ohizu and Mcnube leading the attack.
Cape Town City vs Sekhukhune United confirmed lineups
Cape Town City
Starting XI for tonight’s match! 💫
— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) August 23, 2023
Our 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗫𝗜 for tonight's #DStvPrem clash against Cape Town City.
— Sekhukhune United F.C. (@SekhukhuneFc) August 23, 2023
Cape Town City vs Sekhukhune United predictions
Prediction 1: Cape Town City to win
It's worth mentioning that Sekhukhune United have been going through a rough patch lately; they are coming off back-to-back losses, and have four losses in their last five matches across all competitions. To be fair, Cape Town City aren't particularly enjoying their best form at the moment. However, they've fared relatively better than today's opponents, with four wins in their last six matches.
Additionally, Cape Town City are unbeaten in the last three skirmishes between these teams, with two wins and a draw. Considering they also have the advantage of playing at home, we are leaning towards Cape Town City for the victory.
Prediction 2: One team to keep a clean sheet
Previous clashes between Cape Town City and Sekhukhune United have been one-sided when it comes to goals. In fact, these teams squared off against each other on four occasions, and both teams managed to score in just one of those encounters. Furthermore, at least one team blanked in six of Cape Town City's last seven games, and in three of Sekhukhune United's last four matches. All things considered, we shouldn't expect goals at both ends.
Prediction 3: Under 2.5 total goals
Our last Cape Town City vs Sekhukhune United prediction is on the over/under goals market. It's fair to point out that three of four previous skirmishes between these sides featured less than three goals. In like manner, Cape Town City have been involved in a lot of low-scoring matches; as six of their last five matches went below the 2.5 goal mark. Taking everything into account, this will likely be a low-scoring affair.
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— Sekhukhune United F.C. (@SekhukhuneFc) August 22, 2023
Cape Town City vs Sekhukhune United head to head
It may interest you to know that Sekhukhune United are playing in their third season in the Premier Soccer League; as the club was founded just three years ago. That said, these teams met on four occasions. Cape Town City currently lead the head-to-head between these sides with two wins; they lost one of those clashes, with one draw.
Where to watch Cape Town City vs Sekhukhune United live
You can catch all the action live on Supersport's PSL channel if you reside in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana.
This article was most recently revised and updated 4 weeks ago