Kaizer Chiefs vs AmaZulu lineups, 3 predictions – Carling Knockout Cup

Kaizer Chiefs vs AmaZulu lineups, 3 predictions – Carling Knockout Cup
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A heavyweight clash at the FNB Stadium is on the cards as Kaizer Chiefs vs AmaZulu trade tackles in the Carling Knockout Cup which will certainly entertain all their fans on Saturday. The match kicks off at 18:00 SAST, 21 October 2023.

AmaKhosi come into this fixture on the back of a 1-0 league defeat at home to Cape Town City. Khanyisa Mayo netted in the 58th minute to condemn Kaizer Chiefs to their third loss in their last four games across all competitions and a fourth PSL defeat this season.

AmaZulu, meanwhile, are winless in their last two games, playing out a goalless draw against Polokwane before losing 2-1 to Moroka Swallows last time out.

As both teams go head-to-head in the Carling Knockout Round of 16, which of them will be left standing after 90 minutes?

Kaizer Chiefs vs AmaZulu
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Kaizer Chiefs vs AmaZulu probable lineups

Here is how we think both coaches will line up for their first Carling Knockout game:

Kaizer Chiefs

Itumeleng Khune (GK); Reeve Frosler, Njabulo Ngcobo, Thatayaone Ditlhokwe, Edmilson Dove; Yusuf Maart, Edson Castillo, Sibongiseni Mthethwa; Christian Saile, Ashley Du Preez, Pule Mmodi.

AmaZulu

Veli Mothwa (GK); Rian Hanamub, Taariq Fielies, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Mbongeni Gumede; Ben Motshwari, Ethan Brooks, Celimpilo Ngema, Thembela Sikhakhane; Tshepang Moremi, Sede Junior.

Kaizer Chiefs vs AmaZulu confirmed lineups

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

Kaizer Chiefs vs AmaZulu predictions

This will be the second time fans will see this fixture take place this season. Their last encounter was a thrilling one. As such, the fans will look to watch another entertaining game between AmaKhosi and Usuthu.

Prediction 1: Kaizer Chiefs to emerge victorious

Both teams squared off on 26th August at the FNB Stadium in their first clash of the season.

Chiefs played their best game on the day, defeating AmaZulu 3-0 from a Pule Mmodi double and Edson Castillo scoring the third goal. We're backing Ntseki's men to once again put Usuthu to the sword and advance to the next stage of the competition.

Kaizer Chiefs players celebrate scoring AmaZulu in the DStv Premiership
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Prediction 2: Both teams to score

Encounters between both teams have ended with goals on both sides in 4 of their 8 previous meetings.

Although this fixture has not given us goals on both ends in their previous three games, it's important to note that both teams come into this clash on the back of two both teams scoring games this season.

We're fairly confident that goals will be scored by these teams as they lock horns in the Carling Knockout.

Prediction 3: Over 2.5 goals

Our last prediction for the Kaizer Chiefs vs AmaZulu game is on the over 2.5 goals market.

The Previous two games between them ended 3-0 and 4-0, respectively, with Chiefs winning one and AmaZulu winning the other. Also, these teams come into this clash from high-scoring matches in two of their last three games, these facts increase another high-scoring chance we fancy to occur as both teams try to outdo each other.

Kaizer Chiefs vs AmaZulu head-to-head

The head-to-head record of this fixture shows that in their last 18 clashes, Kaizer Chiefs won 8 matches while AmaZulu won 3 matches and 7 matches were drawn.

Kaizer Chiefs vs AmaZulu last five games

Kaizer Chiefs form

Kaizer Chiefs 0-1 Cape Town City (03/10) – Premier Soccer League

Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 Sekhukhune United (27/09) – Premier Soccer League

Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 Kaizer Chiefs (23/09) – MTN8

SuperSport United 1-0 Kaizer Chiefs (20/09) – Premier Soccer League

Kaizer Chiefs 0-0 Royal AM (16/09) – Premier Soccer League

AmaZulu form

Moroka Swallows 2-1 AmaZulu (29/09) – Premier Soccer League

Polokwane City 0-0 AmaZulu (25/09) – Premier Soccer League

AmaZulu 3-2 Cape Town City (17/09) – Premier Soccer League

AmaZulu 1-0 TS Galaxy (30/08) – Premier Soccer League

Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 AmaZulu (26/08) – Premier Soccer League

Where to watch Kaizer Chiefs vs AmaZulu live in South Africa

The Kaizer Chiefs vs AmaZulu game will be live on SuperSport PSL for fans' viewing pleasure in South Africa.

This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

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