Kaizer Chiefs vs Mamelodi Sundowns lineups – MTN8 semi-final

Kaizer Chiefs vs Mamelodi Sundowns lineups – MTN8 semi-final
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The spotlight will be on the Kaizer Chiefs vs Mamelodi Sundowns clash of the titans in the MTN8 semi-final first-leg encounter at the First National Bank Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Kick-off time is 15:00 South African Time.

Chiefs edged out Cape Town City 2-1 to arrive at this stage, while Sundowns defeated Moroka Swallows 1-0 in a hard-fought clash to make the semifinals.

Both sides are in great form coming into this clash, which team will have the advantage going into the second leg?

Kaizer Chiefs vs Mamelodi Sundowns probable lineups

Here are our probable lineups for this blockbuster MTN 8 semi-final bout:

Kaizer Chiefs

Goalkeeper: Brandon Petersen
Defenders: Reeve Frosler, Spiwe Msimango, Thatayaone Ditlhokwe, Zitha Kwinika
Midfielders: Yusuf Maart, Edson Castillo, Mduduzi Mdantsane
Forwards: Pule Mmodi, Ashley Du Preez, Tebogo Potsane

Players in action, Kaizer Chiefs vs Mamelodi Sundowns
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Mamelodi Sundowns

Goalkeeper: Ronwen Williams
Defenders: Grant Kekana, Mothobi Mvala, Rivaldo Coetzee
Midfielders: Aubrey Maphosa Modiba, Teboho Mokoena, Neo Maema, Marcelo Allende
Forwards: Themba Zwane, Lucas Ribeiro Costa, Junior Mendieta

Kaizer Chiefs vs Mamelodi Sundowns confirmed lineups

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

Kaizer Chiefs vs Mamelodi Sundowns predictions

The winner of this tie will likely emerge as champions of the competition, as such, a lot is at stake in this battle. This is how we predicted this first leg clash.

Prediction 1: Mamelodi Sundowns to Emerge Victorious

For a team in the best form of their lives, a win for Sundowns becomes an easy selection to make. They're currently on a seven-game winning run this season; as a matter of fact, they've defeated Kaizer Chiefs already this campaign.

Sundowns have also been undefeated in this fixture in their last six meetings, winning five and drawing one. We're fairly confident in their victory as this clash gets underway.

Prediction 2: Mamelodi Sundowns to Open the Scoring

Rulani Mokwena's side have drawn the first blood in this fixture the last 11 times both teams have met across all competitions, Kaizer Chiefs do not have an answer yet on opening the scoring as Sundowns have dominated this encounter in the last years.

It'll fascinate you to also know that the PSL champions have scored first in all seven games played this season, we back them to continue this run against Chiefs.

Players in action, Kaizer Chiefs vs Mamelodi Sundowns
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Prediction 3: Goals at Both Ends

This will be the second time both teams will meet this season; the previous clash saw both teams scoring each other last month, while the last seven battles between them also witnessed goals at both ends on four occasions.

It's worth mentioning that AmaKhosi have scored 8 goals this season, 4 in their last two games; meanwhile Masandawana have netted 14 goals in 7 games so far, making this clash a probable both teams score affair.

Kaizer Chiefs vs Mamelodi Sundowns Head-to-Head

In a H2H dating back to 2015, these teams have met on 20 different occasions. Mamelodi Sundowns have 12 wins, Chiefs have 4 wins with 4 games ending in draws.

Kaizer Chiefs recent form

Molefi Ntseki has seen his team get back on track following back-to-back victories in the league. Out of six skirmishes this season, Chiefs have lost two, won three and drawn one. It'll be fascinating to see how they perform against Masandawana.

Mamelodi Sundowns recent form

Rhulani Mokwena's side are in the best form of their lives having strung seven consecutive wins across all competitions this season. Sundowns are coming into this clash from a 0-2 defeat to Polokwane in their last match, and are looking to string their eighth straight win as they take on Kaizer Chiefs.

Where to watch Kaizer Chiefs vs Mamelodi Sundowns live in South Africa

Kaizer Chiefs vs Mamelodi Sundowns encounter will be broadcast live on SuperSport channel 202, DSTV App and Showmax for fans viewing pleasure across South Africa.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

Joseph is a graduate engineer turned sports writer, he has covered lots of sports stories, match previews and predictions across various leagues on the planet.