Kaizer Chiefs vs Royal AM lineups, 3 predictions – PSL

Kaizer Chiefs vs Royal AM lineups, 3 predictions – PSL
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An interesting fixture is on the cards as Kaizer Chiefs battle Royal AM for supremacy in the Premier Soccer League on Saturday. Kick-off is set for 17:30 SAST on 16 September 2023 at the FNB Stadium.

Buoyed by their back-to-back wins against AmaZulu and Stellenbosch in the PSL for the first time this season, AmaKhosi will be looking to maintain their streak and steer clear off their today opponents and up to fourth on the table.

Kaizer Chiefs players warming up
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On the other hand, Royal AM will also be aiming for a win against a Chiefs' side they've not had the best results against in recent times, and will be confident of their form having beaten TS Galaxy and Chippa United ahead of this clash.

Kaizer Chiefs vs Royal AM probable lineups

Here are our probable lineups for this Premier Soccer League clash:

Kaizer Chiefs

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

Royal AM

Goalkeeper: Xolani Ngcobo
Defenders: Lesego Manganyi, Ayanda Jiyane, Sikhetele Mabusa
Midfielders: Thabo Matlaba, Kabelo Mahlasela, Jeffrey Dlamini, Shaune Mogaila
Forwards: Mfundo Thikazi, Hopewell Cele, Ruzaigh Gamildien

Kaizer Chiefs vs Royal AM confirmed lineups

Kaizer Chiefs

za
9
Ashley Du Preez
za
25
Spiwe Given Msimango
za
24
Thatayaone Ditlhokwe
bw
13
Pule Mmodi
za
8
Moegamat Yusuf Maart
za
14
Efmamjjason Gonzalez
co
23
Sifiso Hlanti
za
22
Lehlogonolo George Matlou
za
4
Zitha Kwinika
za
1
Brandon Petersen
za
17
Edson Castillo
ve
Substitutes
42
M Shabalala
za
37
Samkelo Zwane
21
Christian Saile Basomboli
cd
32
Itumeleng Khune
za
12
Nkosingiphile Ngcobo
za
39
Reeve Frosler
za
2
Edmilson Gabriel Dove
mz
7
Ranga Chivaviro
za
27
Njabulo Ngcobo
za

Royal AM FC

Royal AM FC
31
Ayanda Jiyane
za
44
Sabelo Sithole
za
32
Xolani Ngcobo
za
28
Sikhethele Wandile Mabuza
za
5
Jeffrey Mzwandile Dlamini
za
34
Mfundo Thikazi
za
12
Kabelo Mahlasela
za
17
Shaune Mokete Mogaila
za
13
Lesego Manganyi
za
30
Ruzaigh Gamildien
za
40
Philani Cele
za
Substitutes
10
Andile Mpisane
za
25
Mondli Mpoto
za
35
Bandile Dlamini
za
42
Jabulani Ngcobeni
za
2
Siphesihle Msomi
za
48
Ayabulela Maxwele
za
45
Sedwyn George
za
9
Mxolisi Macuphu
za
6
Shadrack Kobedi
za

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

Kaizer Chiefs vs Royal AM predictions

This fixture has been a fascinating one in the past and fans will hope to watch yet another thrilling contest from both teams.

Prediction 1: Kaizer Chiefs to Emerge Victorious

Molefi Ntseki's side almost handed Sundowns their first loss of the season in the MTN 8 semi final first leg to show that the team's resurgence has come to stay; they'll be eager to prove this as they take on Royal AM. However, both teams are in good form coming into this bout, as such we expect a keenly contested match; but be that as it may, Chiefs have all it takes to string their third straight victory over the visitors.

Prediction 2: Both Teams to Score

Two of the last three meetings between both teams witnessed goals scored by either side. Chiefs and Royal AM are also coming directly into this clash on both teams scoring affairs in their respective last outings. AmaKhosi played out a 1-1 draw with Mamelodi Sundowns, while Royal AM defeated Chippa United 3-2. You can see that both teams will try to score each other and we're fairly confident this clash will produce goals for either side.

Royal AM players in action
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Prediction 3: Over 2.5 Total Goals

The last three matches between Kaizer Chiefs and Royal AM have averaged three goals on two occasions. It's also important to point out that the visitors have been involved in high-scoring encounters in three of their four previous games; although Chiefs have not particularly been involved in over 2.5 affairs lately, we still fancy a high-scoring battle between them and Royal AM.

Kaizer Chiefs vs Royal AM Head-to-Head

These two teams have met six times from 2021 from the data that we have of them. The head to head record shows that out of the six meetings they've had, Kaizer Chiefs has won two times and Royal AM has won four times; while zero fixtures have ended in a draw.

Kaizer Chiefs recent form

Since losing 1-0 to TS Galaxy on 20 August, Molefi Ntseki's outfit have gone unbeaten in three straight games; with two wins and a recent draw against Mamelodi Sundowns.

Royal AM recent form

After back-to-back heavy defeats to Orlando Pirates and Stellenbosch in the league, Royal AM have now picked up two wins in their last two outings.

Where to watch Kaizer Chiefs vs Royal AM in South Africa

This clash will be live on SuperSport PSL channel and SABC1 for fans' viewing pleasure across South Africa.

This article was most recently revised and updated 5 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.