The match will kick off at 19:30 South African Standard Time on Wednesday, 8 November 2023 in Naturena, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Will Cavin Johnson get his first win in charge of Chiefs or will Cape Town Spurs record back-to-back league wins for the first time this season?
Kaizer Chiefs vs Cape Town Spurs match preview
Kaizer Chiefs will be eager to get back to winning ways having lost their last three matches across all competitions.
Johnson's men recently lost 2-1 at Golden Arrows as Knox Mutizwa scored either side of Sfiso Hlanti's goal to hand the interim manager his first defeat in charge of AmaKhosi.
Chiefs will look to gather points and walk their way up the table, but must first beat a Cape Town Spurs' side who've finally picked up their first win of the season.
A win over the Capetonians will serve as a morale booster ahead of the all-important Soweto Derby coming up next Saturday.
The Soweto giants are in an unfamiliar 10th position after 10 rounds of matches and 11 points obtained so far.
Cape Town Spurs
Cape Town Spurs have their tails up after securing their first three points of the season against Orlando Pirates last Wednesday.
Sean Connor's side will be hoping to make it six points from the two Soweto sides in a space of seven days, but that will be much easier said than done.
The Urban Warriors are rooted at the bottom of the table with three points after nine matches.
Kaizer Chiefs vs Cape Town Spurs team news & probable lineups
Kaizer Chiefs team news & probable lineups
Chiefs will lock horns with Spurs behind closed doors after AmaKhosi were sanctioned by the League Disciplinary Committee for fan violence in the Carling Knockout Cup first round match against AmaZulu last month.
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Interim coach Johnson will be in the dugout for his second match in charge and will be without key midfielder Sibongiseni Mthethwa who is suspended for the match, having accumulated four yellow cards this season.
As Johnson aims for his first win, it's important to pick the best available combination in the middle of the park against the resurgent Capetonians.
Probable lineups for Kaizer Chiefs: Petersen (GK); Hlanti, Dithlokwe, Ngcobo, Frosler; Castillo, Maart, Shabalala, Dolly; Potsane, Basomboli.
Cape Town Spurs team news and probable lineups
Cape Town Spurs are brimming with confidence courtesy of the shocking win over the Bucs, and will now look to cause another upset on Wednesday night.
Ashley Cupido is a major doubt for this game after picking up an injury in the team's home win against Orlando Pirates last time.
Coach Connor is expected to maintain his last lineup with the exception being for Luke Baartman who gets the nod to join Luvuyo Phewa in attack due to Cupido's injury.
Probable lineups for Cape Town Spurs: Ramsbottom (GK); Lukhubeni, Daniels, Haukongo, Dortley; Moroole, Nel, Buchanan, Morton, Phewa, Baartman.
Kaizer Chiefs vs Cape Town Spurs confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Kaizer Chiefs vs Cape Town Spurs predictions
The midweek clash at the FNB Stadium will mark the first time in five years these sides clash. But with no fans allowed, it'll be interesting to see how both teams fare in this anticipated tough game for both teams.
Here are three predictions for the encounter:
Kaizer Chiefs to win
It has been a tough campaign for both teams who are eager to get themselves on track.
While Spurs have lost nine of their ten matches this season, Chiefs have lost five of their previous ten matches.
However, past meetings between both teams have ended in favour of the home side who have beaten the visitors five times out of nine, with two straight wins coming into Wednesday's encounter.
Even though Connor's men defeated Pirates in their last league game, we're fairly confident AmaKhosi will take all three points at home.
Both teams to score
The Urban Warriors scored twice in their last game, while Chiefs also found the net in their last encounter, which could tell a change of fortune in front of the goal.
These teams have also scored each other in two of their three previous meetings, even though it's been a long time, we fancy both sides to score once more on Wednesday night.
Over 2.5 goals
The last prediction for this midweek affair is on the over/under goals market.
It's important to point out that five of the six previous games for Cape Town Spurs have ended with at least three goals.
On the other hand, the home side have played three over 2.5 results in their last six skirmishes.
Both teams also had 2-1 scorelines in their most recent league outings, against Pirates and Golden Arrows, respectively.
Also, this fixture has ended with a minimum of three goals in two of their past three meetings. With all these in mind, we back the clash to conclude with at least three goals.
Kaizer Chiefs vs Cape Town Spurs Head-to-Head
There have been just 9 previous meetings between both sides across all competitions since 2014.
Kaizer Chiefs have dominated this fixture; they've won 5 matches, drawn 3 and lost 1 in the past 9 encounters with Cape Town Spurs.
Both teams faced off last in 2018 where Spurs suffered a 1-2 home defeat. Since then, the club has been in the second-tier until their come-back this season.
Here are the results of their last five matches:
- 12/05/18 – Cape Town Spurs 1-2 Kaizer Chiefs
- 16/12/17 – Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 Cape Town Spurs
- 25/02/17 – Cape Town Spurs 1-1 Kaizer Chiefs
- 15/10/16 – Kaizer Chiefs 2-0 Cape Town Spurs
- 16/04/16 – Kaizer Chiefs 0-0 Cape Town Spurs
Where to watch Kaizer Chiefs vs Cape Town Spurs live and ticket update
This match will be broadcast live on SuperSport PSL. Fans can stay in touch with the action by keeping an eye on live updates posted across both team's social media pages.
Tickets are not sold for this encounter since fans have been banned from attending.
This article was most recently revised and updated 4 weeks ago